Cool water, for a hot summer day

I'm pretty sure that most of my readers, if not all, are going through a heat-wave right about now.  You may be wondering how to cool off, when the outside temperature rises into the 90s.  So I have gotten together a bunch of photos, of lakes and rivers, to help you get through the sweltering …

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Sunday Stills: Going on a Road Trip!

Since we have been married (2003), Hubby and I have taken five big road-trips.  In 2006, I played with my local orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York (summers there have slots open for student and amateur orchestras to play for the local audience-our concert got standing ovations).  After the concert, we rented a car …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #209: Surreal

Unlike Tina, I don't have access to Photoshop or any photo-editing program except for what comes with the Mac OS in Photos.  I did have some fun with a photo I took yesterday, in a walk through a forest preserve.  I tried to make it somewhat sinister. At a local park by a lake, I …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #208: Summer Vibes

Summer time, and the living is easy.  Right?  Summer is when many people go on vacations, the kids are out of school, and there are no heating bills (but there are cooling bills!).  Heat doesn't agree with me, so summer is not my favorite season of the year; but we have gone on some great …

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Keep on the Sunny Side

With all the gloom and doom, and BS going around these days, it's time for something sunny and optimistic.  Let's search the archives for some sunny photos. A sunny day along the Clark Fork River in Montana. The sunny side of the street, in Cape May, New Jersey. The late-afternoon sunny beach at Deception Pass. …

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Sunday Stills, Monthly Color Challenge: Seeing Red All Over!

Red is my favorite color.  In fact, I finally got the chance to have a red house!  In our complex, with its detached condos, we get re-painted every five years or so, and we were up last year.  I finally got the "barn red" I've always wanted, and we get lots of compliments.  It sure …

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Boat, Waterfront Place Everett

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #207: Seeing Double

Double trouble.  Double indemnity.  Double-cross.  My photos for "seeing double" aren't all reflections, but they are all double.  How about this formidable pair of musicians, the Eyer Sisters? Both young ladies are excellent musicians, and they stole the show at the Accordion Celebration this year. On my outings to the new Waterfront Place development on …

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Independence Day celebration

As we have done in previous years, Hubby and I packed the picnic dinner, new chairs, and blanket, and headed over to Bellevue to watch the fireworks.  Unlike last year, this year's crowd was back to normal, filling the lawn at the Bellevue Downtown Park with picnic blankets, chairs, coolers, and even some shelters. And …

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God Bless America, the Beautiful, on Independence Day

Here is my tribute to America, the Greatest Country ever devised by humanity in all its recorded history.  This Independence Day, each and every American should be celebrating the founding of a nation founded on a great idea, that All Men Are Created Equal, by their God, with the Unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and …

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Sunday Stills: To the Beach!

It's beach season again (but you wouldn't know it from the weather in Everett today, which is cool and drizzly).  We are extremely fortunate here to have a plethora of beaches available to us within an hour or two drive.  If you asked us, our most favorite beach is the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge …

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