Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #227: Home, Sweet Home

My husband and I are fortunate to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, surrounded on all sides by water, mountains, green fields, and spectacular landscapes.  We are also fortunate to have been able to travel to many other places in this Greatest Country on God's Green Earth.  Starting in our own neighborhood of Western Washington. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #226: Textures

Everything in our world has texture.  Even thoughts can have texture, even if they can't be seen.  Just last night, I captured our soft, shiny black cat on her high perch.  Her coat is as soft as mink.  Then again, she has so shredded the carpet on her tree that its texture has changed from …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #225: Wildlife Close to Home

My back yard is teeming with local wildlife, and I try to get photos of as many creatures as I can.  We have a seed bird-feeder, and two suet feeders; one with regular suet, and one with a hot-pepper suet that squirrels hate but the birds love. This pair of Steller's Jays drank from the …

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Sunday Stills: My Favorite Trails

I have a few favorite trails, here in beautiful Western Washington State.  The nearest, and probably least-known, is the Narbeck Wetland Trail, which is right across a major thoroughfare from the biggest building (by square footage) in Washington, an aerospace factory.  The trail winds through wetland ponds (when there's not a drought-this year was very …

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Sunday Stills: Focus on the #Mysterious, if you can

Here are some seriously mysterious photos.  Some are almost eerie. This one was just meant for Halloween, wasn't it? Will a pirate ship materialize out of the fog? This really was scary.  At the top of Logan Pass, on Going-to-the-sun Road in Glacier National Park, the construction left absolutely nothing between that rock wall and …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #222: The Mountains are Calling

You know, it does help to live in a place with mountains on all sides, like we do in Western Washington.  To the West are the Olympic Mountains. This photo was taken years ago, from the deck of a Washington State Ferry, just shy of the Kingston Ferry dock on Puget Sound. To the East …

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Sunday Stills: #Those fleeting moments in life

I have managed to capture many of life's fleeting moments in my backyard, with my iPhone 13 Pro.  What has more fleeting moments than most?  That would be birds.  Every moment is fleeting for them, and they do not concentrate on any one activity for more than a moment, because they always have to keep …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #221: Favorite Flowers

Like Tina, I am no flower expert, so I often don't know what a flower is called when I see it.  But I always try to get photos of new flowers, and new versions of old ones.  I think that my very favorite flower is the azalea that my real estate agent gave me for …

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#Wordless Wednesday on Thursday: Autumn walk through the not-so-wetland

Not far from home is the Narbeck Wetland Trail, consisting of boardwalk and earthen trails around ponds and general wetland.  I found most of the wetland dried up this afternoon.  Here's what I saw. Used to be wet (above). Unauthorized trail. Leaf mosaic on the pond surface. Here's the Link to Terri's Original Post.