Sunday Stills: Dilapidated, desolate places and things

Maybe it's only me, but I seem to see a lot of news stories about bad things happening to people in cities recently.  Like the street crime in Chicago and New York City; homeless drug addicts attacking walkers on Venice Beach in California; and AntiFa attacking drivers stopped at traffic lights in Portland, Oregon. Aside …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #219: A Treasure Hunt

This week, Tina has sent us on a guided treasure hunt, with a list of subjects to capture with our cameras.  I think I can find them all.  Here we go! First on the list is A Pet.  My readers will all know that I have a profusion of photos of our pet (owner), Kikyo …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #218: Over the Hill

At age 73, I still don't think of myself as "over the hill".  However, I have taken some hills in my long life.  Here in Western Washington, we are hemmed in by the Cascade Mountains to the East, and we cross them often.  On the way to Stevens Pass, the road winds by Mount Index. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #217: Opposites

For some reason, I'm feeling very oppositional today.  And I caught all these opposites on our shopping trip this afternoon!  My readers will know that I am opposed to the government's insistence that we all drive electric cars, for reasons discussed in many previous posts here.  I happen to live in a far-left-environmental-wacko area of …

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#Wordless Wednesday: Smokey and the ??

Since our local smoke is gone, the following photos are from our trip to Montana and back in September of 2017.  Glacier Park was closed, and fires were burning within a few miles of our vacation cabin. Lake Coeur D'Alene from I-90. Spokane Valley from I-90 View across the street from our cabin in Bigfork, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments

Thinking back on the past three years, it occurs to me that we have pretty much stayed out of big cities, both at home and on vacations.  In the last three years of Covid madness, I have only been to Seattle once, for a private concert at the new Center for Chamber Music, which Hubby …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215: Planes, Trains, Automobiles and ?

Ooh, this is going to be fun!  I have been a transportation buff since the mid-1980s, when I spent a year as an apprentice to a transportation consultant.  Whenever I see a train, I try to watch it until it is out of sight.  Living in the Pacific Northwest surrounded by bodies of water, we …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213: Under the Sun

We live in a part of the world that normally is deficient in sunshine.  In fact, we in the Pacific Northwest are the home of the syndrome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which means that in the winter with mostly-cloudy skies all the time, it can get depressing.  And the treatment?  UV light, or artificial sun. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #212: Motion

So much of what we see around us is in motion, especially outdoors. If there is any wind at all, all the plants are in continuous motion. Birds on the wing are some of my favorite subjects to capture with me cameras; both my Canon point-and-shoot camera, and the excellent cameras on my iPhone 13 …

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