FOTD-Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge

This past couple of weeks, I have had occasion to observe two examples of an ancient plant that is still around here on Earth.  The only species of its genus still existing, the Ginkgo tree has been around for over 290 Million Years!  Just think, dinosaurs roamed among these unusual trees.  I saw the first …

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Twisted or Squiggly: CFFC (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

When Cee Neuner put this challenge up, these trees we saw in Maui immediately came to mind.  If you're not careful, they'll get ya!  The park had a bunch of big banyan trees that just twisted all over the place. Speaking of getting gotten, you don't normally think of cactus as being long and squiggly, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

When my Hubby told me he wanted to drive up to the town of North Bend (Washington), in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, I jumped at the chance.  He had told me about an event going on that involved various blues bands playing at assorted cafes in town-you would buy one ticket for the …

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Cee’s FF Challenge: Straight Lines

Nature does not do anything in straight lines.  No natural feature of the landscape, or living thing on Earth has straight lines.  Only we humans make straight lines.  A Rabbi friend of mine says that human beings are like pebbles, and not like bricks.  Pebbles have rounded outlines, and protuberances everywhere.  You cannot categorize pebbles-each …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary

I learned a long time ago to pay attention to even the ordinary objects around me, which can become extraordinary if you photograph them the right way.  Even a russet potato looks interesting, with the brightly-colored background. When Hubby and I were in Michigan last month, we had meals in a big dining-room, with many …

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Curvy or Arches: Cee Neuner’s Challenge for this Week!

Ooh, this one is going to be really fun! One of the original photos I posted on my blog, way back when, is a twisty road in Eastern Washington along the Columbia River Gorge.  I have always loved the shrub-steppe terrain there. How about our kitty, curving her body to rest on our barrel chair? …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days

This week's challenge, to show photos of places and things that have seen better days, could start with pictures of myself!  But it won't, sorry.  I will, however, start close to home.  A few blocks away from my house, along the arterial street, is a house that has definitely seen better days.  It's not that …

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