Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #176: One photo, one story

My first entry for this week's challenge tells a sad story, one that is still being written all over the world. Each one of those empty, surplus chairs from June of 2020 was from the desk of a person, an employee who contributed to the success of an aerospace manufacturer.  Every empty chair represents an …

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Cee’s November Alphabet Challenge: Double S’s in the Word

If I am not mistaken, there are two S's in Tennessee.  We flew there in April of this year to attend a Hillsdale College seminar, and a Ricochet meetup with our internet friends we hadn't met yet.  Below are some pictures I took of places we went in Tennessee. This is the landscape of the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs

This week, I want to start with a design in Nature that is ubiquitous, among things animate and inanimate.    When the Original Designer finds a scheme that is simple, elegant, and effective, He tends to employ that design across species and materials.  That Original Design is "branching".  This is the scheme used in the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #173: Interesting Architecture

I am sort of an architecture buff.  I love taking pictures of unusual buildings, especially those from the Art Nouveau or Art Deco periods of the 20th Century.  But I keep my eyes open wherever I am, and that has enabled me to photograph a number of interesting buildings. This is the modern A T …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #171-Weird and Wonderful

Lately, a lot of weird and wonderful things keep popping out around me.  When Hubby and I walked over to Costco, six blocks away, a few weeks ago to get a hot dog for lunch, I spotted a large fungus growing in the beauty-bark by the sidewalk.  I have no idea what it really is, …

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Twisted or Squiggly: CFFC (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge)

When Cee Neuner put this challenge up, these trees we saw in Maui immediately came to mind.  If you're not careful, they'll get ya!  The park had a bunch of big banyan trees that just twisted all over the place. Speaking of getting gotten, you don't normally think of cactus as being long and squiggly, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #170: Street Art

When my Hubby told me he wanted to drive up to the town of North Bend (Washington), in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, I jumped at the chance.  He had told me about an event going on that involved various blues bands playing at assorted cafes in town-you would buy one ticket for the …

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Cee’s FF Challenge: Straight Lines

Nature does not do anything in straight lines.  No natural feature of the landscape, or living thing on Earth has straight lines.  Only we humans make straight lines.  A Rabbi friend of mine says that human beings are like pebbles, and not like bricks.  Pebbles have rounded outlines, and protuberances everywhere.  You cannot categorize pebbles-each …

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Maybe some Americans aren’t the Sheep we think they are-fighting vaccination mandates Updated October 11

Everyone should be aware of the two huge issues in the news lately.  One is the cascade of "worker shortages" everywhere, from local bars and restaurants to big airlines, delivery services, and trucking lines.  Everyone is having trouble hiring enough workers, now that things are opening up everywhere after government closures of businesses due to …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary

I learned a long time ago to pay attention to even the ordinary objects around me, which can become extraordinary if you photograph them the right way.  Even a russet potato looks interesting, with the brightly-colored background. When Hubby and I were in Michigan last month, we had meals in a big dining-room, with many …

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