Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #231: Favorite Photos of 2022

Unlike Tina, we had no problems with Covid restrictions last year, so we traveled when and where we wanted to.  In April we drove to Colorado and back for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  It was a wonderful springtime trip, and we traversed numerous mountain ranges on the way, starting with the Cascades in …

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Birdies, it’s cold outside! Feeders to the rescue!

Temperatures have been in the teens and twenties in Everett for a couple of days, which is pretty unusual around here in Western Washington.  We have been very fortunate not to lose power, and our backyard bird feeders have been very busy.  This morning, we got a little flock of Common Bushtits, who fluttered back …

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Kitty-Cat Christmas (with memes)

It's that time of year again, for those with cats to put up their tree, while simultaneously trying to find ways to keep the cat (s) from tearing everything down.  Different families come up with different ways to do that.  We don't have a tree, so we don't have to worry about Kikyo tearing everything …

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Brrrrr… It’s snowing!

I love the snow!  We had a little yesterday, but it is really coming down today.  And our backyard has been hopping with birds all day long.  Today, we have seen the following:  Varied Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Rufous-sided Towhee, Common Bushtit, Black-capped Chickadee, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee.  This morning, I went outside and stood …

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Every Cat Matters at Purrfect Pals Shelter

Yesterday afternoon, I had a very pleasant drive up to Arlington, about 15 miles north of my home in Everett, Washington, to visit a cat shelter which I have chosen to support.  They were having an open house and adoption event, so I expected to see lots of cats and hopefully kittens.  I was definitely …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #230: Last chance for 2022

With 2022 coming to an end, I guess it's time to look back at what we captured on the digital equivalent of film.  With the vast majority of my photos taken with my always-ready iPhone 13 Pro, that's a lot of photos!  I'm going to start in the very near past, and work backwards. Today, …

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Sunday Stills Color Challenge on Tuesday: Cobalt Blue

Before I went on a cruise across the North Pacific Ocean, I had never seen water this blue. I don't think there's a better illustration of the cobalt blue that Terri asked for, do you? What about the evening sky, just outside my front door?  Looks cobalt to me. Cobalt blue flowers, in a pot …

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