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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Good Riddance to 2022, Year-end Review

I thought that 2021 was the worst year, the first of the reign of the dementia-plagued, America-hating, lying Joe Biden.  But I was wrong. 2022 turned out to be as bad, or worse.  It is depressing, knowing that the elites who run our formerly-strong and free country are doing their best to tear it down. …

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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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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #229: Perfect Patterns

I'm always on the lookout for patterns in the natural, and man-made world around me.  And I am always thankful for my trusty iPhone 13 Pro which is always with me to capture intriguing patterns, since you can never know when something will catch the eye.  Yesterday afternoon, I had a bit of shopping to …

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Sunday Stills: My Town, and my Favorite Town (not the same)

So Terri gave us alternatives this week.  Photos of our town, or our favorite town.  I live in Western Washington, in a small city considered a suburb of Seattle. This is the waterfront on Puget Sound, just north of the US Navy Base in Everett. This is Silver Lake, just south of my house. And …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #228: \\\ Diagonals ///

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the urge to put a couple of keyboard diagonals in the post title!  Even the "number or hashtag" sign is made up of diagonals.  Nature presents us with diagonals all the time. This shrub-steppe hillside in Eastern Oregon presents an obvious diagonal against the sky.  For that matter, the clouds …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #226: Textures

Everything in our world has texture.  Even thoughts can have texture, even if they can't be seen.  Just last night, I captured our soft, shiny black cat on her high perch.  Her coat is as soft as mink.  Then again, she has so shredded the carpet on her tree that its texture has changed from …

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Sunday Stills: My Favorite Trails

I have a few favorite trails, here in beautiful Western Washington State.  The nearest, and probably least-known, is the Narbeck Wetland Trail, which is right across a major thoroughfare from the biggest building (by square footage) in Washington, an aerospace factory.  The trail winds through wetland ponds (when there's not a drought-this year was very …

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