Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #159: Postcards

In 1991, I went to Cambridge, England on a three-week summer program run by UCLA. At that time, I lived in Seattle. I knew that I was going to be meeting new people from all over the US and England, and I remembered something I had read in a magazine somewhere. It suggested that you …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Back Country Roads. Enjoy your Liberty!

Before we get going down some back-country roads, let me disagree with one of the quotes that Tina used in her post this week.  Liberty is not a privilege, it is one of your God-given Rights.  Let's return to those unforgettable words of the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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Journey to the Olympic Peninsula

One of our favorite day trips, here in Northwest Washington State is a ferry ride and drive to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on the Olympic Peninsula.  In the afternoon on Friday, we headed down to the Edmonds Ferry Dock, to take our ferry ride to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula for the first leg …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #156: Black and White

Sometimes, you just have to see life in black and white.  Most of the time, there are myriad colors all around you, so you can get jaded.  I am in no way any kind of professional photographer, and these days most of the pictures I take are with my iPhone.  So the pictures for this …

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Independence Day Fireworks-a real celebration

In 2020, every single town in Western Washington cancelled their Independence Day celebrations, parades, and fireworks shows, due to Government restrictions on "gatherings" of people.  Even outdoors, the risk of spreading the Wuhan Coronavirus was too high to let the people celebrate perhaps the most important holiday on the calendar in America.  This just added …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155: On the Water

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can be "on the water" in moments, from most places.  We have the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, and numerous lakes and rivers within a short drive.  Silver Lake is less than five minutes from my house, and I never get tired of taking pictures of it.  Its …

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Ooh, fun! New Flower of the Day Challenge for July 3, Wet Grass

Thanks loads to my friend, photographer Cee Neuner, for hosting these fun FOTD challenges.  For the Wet Grass challenge, I just had to go out to the back yard and water the plants.  Now, we don't have a lawn in the back yard, since I decided I'd rather have something that looked more like a …

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