Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137-Soft

Aaahhhhh...  Soft.  Brings to mind something my hero used to call himself...just a lovable little fuzzball.  Well, it just so happens that I am owned by a lovable little Fuzzball.  Her name is Kikyo, and her fur is the softest.  When she is in the same room, I just can't help but pick her up …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 136: Subjects starting with the Letter “S”

So.....  In a month characterized by a nationwide Snow Storm, that left Streets Slippery with Snow and ice, where do we begin? How about with a triple-S photo:  Song Sparrow in the Snow, taken just last week. And how about his Snow-buddy, our Squirrel? From a prior year, a Snowy Street, right in front of …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135: A glimpse into my (snowy) world!

Yippee!  Snow!!  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have been hearing for a couple of weeks that snow was in the forecast.  They kept pushing the date back, however, which is pretty normal around here.  Last night, around midnight, it did start to snow, and we awoke this morning to see the white stuff falling …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #134: From forgettable to favorite.

These pictures are a perfect demonstration of how wonderful it is to have a camera with you wherever you go, just to capture spur-of-the moment images.  Yesterday, I took my husband to the ambulatory surgery center, to have a minor procedure, and I had three hours to kill while I waited for him to be …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #133: My photography journey

I guess I'd have to say I've always been a lazy photographer.  When I was married to my first husband, who was an excellent photographer, besides being an engineer; I had an SLR film camera (this was back in the olden days before digital photography), but I had trouble mastering all its ins and outs, …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #132-Striped and Checked

The Stripes and Checks in my suburban backyard are a bit smaller and less-exotic than Tina's zebras; but they are also less dangerous, and I can get closer to them to take their pictures.  And I sure don't have to go most of the way around the world to see them!  They show up now …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #131-Emotions

My photography doesn't often include people.  I do mostly landscapes and nature.  This post will consist of photos from one day, yesterday, and one destination.  My husband and I went out shopping for a handgun for me, to be kept mostly at home for self-defense.  I am a 71-year-old woman, and there are just the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #130: It’s a small world

This week's theme is Macro/micro photography, and perhaps these photos don't qualify, but they were taken this afternoon, with my iPhone XR camera.  Once again, we went on an excursion to Uwajimaya, our excellent local Asian grocery store.  I am always fascinated by their wide assortment of exotic fruits and vegetables, and I just took …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129: Favorite images of 2020

Since I consider 2020 to have been the worst year in my 71-year life, let's get the bad stuff out of the way first.  In 2020, we underwent the worst government-imposed denial of individual liberty in living memory, when our state governments locked down entire states, preventing millions of citizens from earning their livings, and …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #127: Precious Moments

I've had a pretty long life, at age 71.  I've been through two marriages, multiple careers, dozens of jobs, many layoffs, a fair amount of therapy, and years of education.  This year, the Plague Year, has had its share of precious moments, especially, for me, those moments when I chose to defy the first actual …

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