Sunday Stills Challenge: It’s a Wild(life) world

Yep, right here in my back yard in the middle of suburbia, we have a sort of wildlife sanctuary, and neighborhood birds and animals visit every day.  Now, we don't get much that's really exotic, though neighbors have seen a coyote, raccoons, and even a black bear.  Our furry and feathered friends seem to like …

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Cee’s Bloganuary: My favorite photos I’ve ever taken

I had to give this one some serious thought, but in the end it had to be this one.  Think of a photograph as a "captured moment" in time, one that will never occur again.  I think that this photo is the most unusual and fortuitous of any picture I have taken, before or since. …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #White

White isn't a color, it's the sum of all colors.  These days, white gets the ultimate bad rap, due to the fact of the Black Lives Matter Marxists denigrating all white people, and demanding that they be crushed.  But if white is the sum of all colors, shouldn't white be seen as the best?  The …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #182: Interesting Objects

This week, I'll be starting at home, to capture some interesting objects around me.  The first one is an empty bottle.  Now, the bottle itself is unremarkable, a simple screw-top container.  It's the labels on the bottle, which describe the contents, that make it interesting.  A few years ago, a coworker of my husband came …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #180: Favorite photos of 2021

Like all of us, I thought 2021 was a very unusual, uncomfortable year.  It would have been my first year of full retirement, and a fixed income.  But that was derailed in July when I got a temp job that was supposed to last only one month, but stretched until the end of the year! …

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Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Light the Night

I love to see man-made and natural objects lighted at night. In fact, one of the very first signs that humans were evolving into social, technological creatures, was the mastery of fire. Very early humans could not advance until they were able to harness fire, for cooking, warmth, and light. This mastery is the very …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #179: Serene

Amid all the chaos surrounding us this year, it's always a good idea to find places and things that are serene.  In the comic strip "Rose is Rose", Rose Gumbo has her "Let Things Be Tree", where she goes when the family is making her crazy. I don't have a particular tree where I go …

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I spy…with my little eye…Fungi!

In the Pacific Northwest, it gets very moist in the fall and winter. We are also blessed with ample forests and leaf-litter in our yards. Perfect for the growth of mushrooms and other types of fungi. Here are some that I have encountered recently. Below are some mushrooms that were growing under bushes on the …

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