Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #147-Gardens, old and new, near and far

I admit it, I have ten brown thumbs.  I am not fond of yard work, and know very little about plants, or gardens.  But I know a pleasant garden when I see one.  If I can keep my mind off all the backbreaking work involved in maintaining a garden, I find them quite relaxing. The …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146-Focus on the Details: Flying cross-country

On April 25th, my husband and I flew from Seattle to Nashville, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, and to do some sightseeing and meeting with our friends from Ricochet.  I had the window seat, and I was fortunate to be able to see the ground for most of the four-hour flight.  You want …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #145: Getting to know you.

There is a place, which I have only known about since 2007, which has become in the intervening years, very dear to my heart.  That place is Hillsdale College, in Hillsdale, Michigan.  The College has been in existence since 1844, celebrating its 175th Anniversary in October of 2019.  Besides being an exemplary Liberal Arts College, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight

Flight means different things to different people, and it can signify many modes of travel.  But it's always travel.  Both my husband and I worked in the aerospace industry, before we lost our jobs to the government shutdowns last year.  He worked for "big airframer company" for 40 years.  When a brand new model was …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #143-Colorful Spring

I got lucky, having been born in April, just when the flowers are blooming, temperatures are slowly warming, and the chorus frogs are in full voice in the pond across the street.  Our backyard is starting to look more like a garden and less like a bare field.  The birds are back at our feeders, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: April Foolin’

Today's challenge is a "You pick it", and being that it's April 4th, I decided to make my post about April.  April is the first full month of Spring, and the lengthening days bring out so much new growth in all the plants around us, you can't help but notice.  For me, the most important …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #141: Geometry

Nature designed the world geometrically.  We just build on that natural geometry.  However, Nature doesn't use very many absolutely straight lines, so one way to spot a man-made structure is to check for straight lines.  Just a few weeks ago, on one of our day trips up to the Skagit Valley, I happened upon a …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #140: Change of Scenery

My readers will have seen my previous posts on trips to Uwajimaya, our local Asian grocery store.  On previous trips, I just took photos of the vegetables, which the store arranges meticulously so they are very photogenic.  Just today, my husband needed to restock his Udon noodles, so I went along to get a change …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #139: Special Moments

Life is full of Special Moments, if you will only open your eyes and notice.  It's all in how you look at things.  Just this past week, I was in my computer room,  writing a post for this blog.  When I write, I am pretty much oblivious to most of what's going on around me, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

This week's challenge allows us amateur photographers without all that fancy indoor lighting setup to shine.  Literally!  Living in a place surrounded by bodies of water lends itself to taking pictures of sunlight glinting off the water.  I have always liked the sparkles generated by the Sun on moving water.  It almost makes the water …

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