Lens-artists Photo Challenge #131-Emotions

My photography doesn't often include people.  I do mostly landscapes and nature.  This post will consist of photos from one day, yesterday, and one destination.  My husband and I went out shopping for a handgun for me, to be kept mostly at home for self-defense.  I am a 71-year-old woman, and there are just the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129: Favorite images of 2020

Since I consider 2020 to have been the worst year in my 71-year life, let's get the bad stuff out of the way first.  In 2020, we underwent the worst government-imposed denial of individual liberty in living memory, when our state governments locked down entire states, preventing millions of citizens from earning their livings, and …

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Washington State’s Marine Highway

Better known around here as the Washington State Ferry System, which connects the Puget Sound mainland cities of Seattle, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Mukilteo with the numerous islands in the Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula, and even Canada.  Thousands of island residents commute via ferry daily, either walking on or driving their cars.  And every year …

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Photos of December

For Christmas Eve, a sampling of December photos from my library.  A Merry Christmas to all! This year, in my own neighborhood. Found at a local market last week. Seen near Silver Lake, about a mile from our house. Seen at our local Asian market.  It's a wonder that these exotic fruits are grown right …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #127: Precious Moments

I've had a pretty long life, at age 71.  I've been through two marriages, multiple careers, dozens of jobs, many layoffs, a fair amount of therapy, and years of education.  This year, the Plague Year, has had its share of precious moments, especially, for me, those moments when I chose to defy the first actual …

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A bit of beauty in the midst of ugliness

Is this not the most beautiful family you have seen in a while? Funny, you can actually see their faces. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Louis, Charlotte, and George More power to Prince William and Princess Kate and their beautiful children. Oh, yes, here's a bit of their bailiwick, Cambridge. A peaceful River Cam …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #126: Alphabet, Subjects beginning with the Letter “A”

This week's challenge turns out to be more difficult than I had anticipated.  I had lots of subjects in mind, but then thought a little harder.  With all the very upsetting things happening in our Nation this year, I have decided that, for me, the most important "A" subject must be, America.  At age 71, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #125: You Pick It

As long as I get to pick my subjects, I will post some of what I consider to be the best photos I have taken for this blog.  Most have been spur-of-the-moment captures that just said "take my picture". This picture of the LaConner Marina just says "tranquillity" to me, and I remember thinking that …

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Thanksgiving in Time of Covid (You vs Government)

It should be well-known by now that every single government infectious-disease expert in the Universe has described the traditional Thanksgiving holiday as a potential "super-spreader" event.  Most governments have strongly warned citizens against visiting their relatives and sitting in their numbers around the groaning table.  Every one demands that you stay home this Thanksgiving, eating …

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