Sunday Stills: Dilapidated, desolate places and things

Maybe it's only me, but I seem to see a lot of news stories about bad things happening to people in cities recently.  Like the street crime in Chicago and New York City; homeless drug addicts attacking walkers on Venice Beach in California; and AntiFa attacking drivers stopped at traffic lights in Portland, Oregon. Aside …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #219: A Treasure Hunt

This week, Tina has sent us on a guided treasure hunt, with a list of subjects to capture with our cameras.  I think I can find them all.  Here we go! First on the list is A Pet.  My readers will all know that I have a profusion of photos of our pet (owner), Kikyo …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #218: Over the Hill

At age 73, I still don't think of myself as "over the hill".  However, I have taken some hills in my long life.  Here in Western Washington, we are hemmed in by the Cascade Mountains to the East, and we cross them often.  On the way to Stevens Pass, the road winds by Mount Index. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #217: Opposites

For some reason, I'm feeling very oppositional today.  And I caught all these opposites on our shopping trip this afternoon!  My readers will know that I am opposed to the government's insistence that we all drive electric cars, for reasons discussed in many previous posts here.  I happen to live in a far-left-environmental-wacko area of …

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#Wordless Wednesday: Smokey and the ??

Since our local smoke is gone, the following photos are from our trip to Montana and back in September of 2017.  Glacier Park was closed, and fires were burning within a few miles of our vacation cabin. Lake Coeur D'Alene from I-90. Spokane Valley from I-90 View across the street from our cabin in Bigfork, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments

Thinking back on the past three years, it occurs to me that we have pretty much stayed out of big cities, both at home and on vacations.  In the last three years of Covid madness, I have only been to Seattle once, for a private concert at the new Center for Chamber Music, which Hubby …

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An afternoon at The Fair

On Friday, September 9, Hubby and I again went to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup (in Pierce County).  This year's fair was much freer than last year's, when masks were required even outdoors!  I did not wear a mask last year, in defiance of the Health Nazis, and even though they were not required …

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