CBWC: Two of anything

Two bad it couldn't be Tuesday.  Friday will have to do. First of all, two mushrooms in the back yard. Next, inside.  Two special teacups.  We had our wedding dinner at Izumi Japanese Restaurant, and the owners gave us these teacups, which we cherish.  The letters in the open space center say the name of …

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CMMC: Midweek Madness. Letter “H”

In my life, the most important thing that starts with the letter "H" is Hillsdale.  Ever since we found out about the College in Michigan, which teaches Classical values, Western Civilization, and the Liberal Arts, my husband and I have been big supporters of the small school which accepts NOT ONE PENNY of government money, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #200: It’s the Little Things

I do like to keep my eyes open and search for little things around me that delight the eye.  How about the humble, useful paper clip?  Who gives them more than a moment's consideration, mainly when you run out?  I did, last week at work.  I had lined up some paper clips on my desk, …

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Sunday Stills: What might that Pacific Northwest #Aroma be?

Today's theme is aroma, and pictures that lead you to remember the #aroma of something.   So, I will start with an aroma that is one of my very favorites: the salt tang of the sea.  Since salt water is never more than a few miles away from our home in Everett, Washington, we are …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #199: Mechanical, Industrial

Working in a factory gives me access to industrial and mechanical items all day long, and ever since I started there in July of 2021, I have marveled at the beauty of the items manufactured, and even the scrap material.  Every so often, I need to stop by the tool room to pick up some …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light and Shadow

I love photographing shadows.  Sometimes they are more photogenic than the subject!  Just now, in fact, I happened to look over the railing on the second floor of our house, and this is what I saw. Just west of our houses there is a green-space with lots of big cedar trees.  The shadow in this …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Teal or #Aqua

As usual, my favorite example of a natural Teal coloring is Diablo Lake in the North Cascades.  There is a beautiful overlook mini-park just east of the town of Newhalem, and Hubby and I go there a couple of times every year.  The unusual color of the water is caused by glacial runoff, and the …

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Did you know that there’s a Freudian Truck Line?

Well, I didn't either, until we drove up behind one of their trucks on our road trip. How's that for a Freudian name for your trucking company?  Superego Holding!  For those of you who didn't take Psychology 101 in college, the "Superego", according to Sigmund Freud, is a person's conscience, the part of his mind …

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