Jaunt to North Cascades National Park

We live just south of the North Cascades National Park, so we take day trips up there a few times a year.  The highway through the park is closed all winter, due to the high elevation, heavy snowfall, and less need (there are two other cross-state highways for big trucks to use).  The road just …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147-Gardens, old and new, near and far

I admit it, I have ten brown thumbs.  I am not fond of yard work, and know very little about plants, or gardens.  But I know a pleasant garden when I see one.  If I can keep my mind off all the backbreaking work involved in maintaining a garden, I find them quite relaxing. The …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146-Focus on the Details: Flying cross-country

On April 25th, my husband and I flew from Seattle to Nashville, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, and to do some sightseeing and meeting with our friends from Ricochet.  I had the window seat, and I was fortunate to be able to see the ground for most of the four-hour flight.  You want …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight

Flight means different things to different people, and it can signify many modes of travel.  But it's always travel.  Both my husband and I worked in the aerospace industry, before we lost our jobs to the government shutdowns last year.  He worked for "big airframer company" for 40 years.  When a brand new model was …

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A is A. The Reality cannot be denied, no matter how much you try

Author and philosopher Ayn Rand first said the above aphorism, A is A.  Her meaning is that a Thing is a Thing, in reality, and easily observable. The Reality in question today is: There are Two Sexes.  Male and Female.  Nature's God designed Humans this way, in order that they could combine and perpetuate the …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #143-Colorful Spring

I got lucky, having been born in April, just when the flowers are blooming, temperatures are slowly warming, and the chorus frogs are in full voice in the pond across the street.  Our backyard is starting to look more like a garden and less like a bare field.  The birds are back at our feeders, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: April Foolin’

Today's challenge is a "You pick it", and being that it's April 4th, I decided to make my post about April.  April is the first full month of Spring, and the lengthening days bring out so much new growth in all the plants around us, you can't help but notice.  For me, the most important …

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