Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light and Shadow

I love photographing shadows.  Sometimes they are more photogenic than the subject!  Just now, in fact, I happened to look over the railing on the second floor of our house, and this is what I saw. Just west of our houses there is a green-space with lots of big cedar trees.  The shadow in this …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Teal or #Aqua

As usual, my favorite example of a natural Teal coloring is Diablo Lake in the North Cascades.  There is a beautiful overlook mini-park just east of the town of Newhalem, and Hubby and I go there a couple of times every year.  The unusual color of the water is caused by glacial runoff, and the …

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Flower of the Day (FOTD): Rhododendrons

I had a doctor appointment this afternoon, and my doctor works out of a cute remodeled older house, which just happens to be painted yellow. Planted in front are two huge bushes of yellow rhododendrons, which just happen to be Washington's State Flower.  They compliment the house nicely, don't you think? Here's the Link to …

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Cee’s FFC: Edges and Ledges

On our recent road voyage to Colorado and back, edges and ledges were everywhere.  While waiting for Hubby to bring the car around to load at one of the hotels we stayed at, I happened to glance at the pillar to my right.  Now, this pillar is covered on all sides by what is probably …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #196: Humor (Updated)

All these humorous signs were collected on our road trip from Washington State to Colorado and back. In the town of Rock Springs, Wyoming, we found a most unlikely restaurant.  A Japanese Steakhouse, called Sapporo.  We had an excellent dinner.  This guy greeted customers outside. That's my six-foot-tall husband for scale.  The sumo wrestler is …

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Sunday Stills Challenge: Is #Quartz a girl’s best friend?

I admit to being way behind on my photo challenges, but it's only because Hubby and I have been on a two-week road trip, from which we have just returned.  I took so many pictures on that trip that I can do all my challenges from just the photos I took! Now, being born in …

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Birthday Flowers of the Day, for April 16…Tulips

I will forgive Cee for having her FOTD for my birthday be a weed (dandelion)!  For my birthday flower, I chose two different colors of the tulips that make the Skagit Valley famous.  These were taken last weekend on our jaunt up to Mount Vernon and LaConner. Tulips grown there come in a multitude of …

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