CFFC: Landscapes and Waterscapes

What do you think of when someone says landscape?  The wide-open spaces of the prairie?  Big mountain ranges in the distance?  And what is a waterscape?  The ocean?  A winding river?  How about all of the above! Just last Sunday, we drove home from Leavenworth on US Highway 2.  It was a beautiful day, and …

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Nautical Blue: Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge

This one was just too good to pass up.  Hubby and I have been on two cruises, where we saw many different aspects of the Pacific Ocean.  Nautical blue?  Of course! These are the Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of Hawaii.  I had never seen the ocean that blue before. These are from our trip …

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Wordless Wednesday, on Thursday: Traveling back to Ocean-cruise time

Some of my most relaxing times have been on cruises, sitting on my balcony with a book, or on the rail on the aft Promenade deck, watching and listening to the water go by. North Pacific Ocean, 2018 Sea and Sky, off Mexico 2018 Honolulu, 2018 Wake, North Pacific, 2018 Between Canada and the Pacific …

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I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.

This week, a Ricochet friend did a post, that referenced the song above.  For young people who don't know it, here is my favorite version, by Judy Collins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI Boy, does this bring back memories of my childhood, when I was in college in the far-away 1970s.  But I really have looked at clouds from …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #133: My photography journey

I guess I'd have to say I've always been a lazy photographer.  When I was married to my first husband, who was an excellent photographer, besides being an engineer; I had an SLR film camera (this was back in the olden days before digital photography), but I had trouble mastering all its ins and outs, …

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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 Challenge #109 Under the Sun…Around the West

The same Sun shines on us all.  Everyone on Planet Earth gets their sustenance from the same Sun.  That Sun shines over Alaska, as well as over the Hawaiian Islands.  I spent two years in Minneapolis in grad school, and I especially appreciated that sunshine in Winter, when it was bitter cold. In 2016, Hubby …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes

One of my favorite things to do when I'm out and about is bird-watching.  I have a 1960s Roger Tory Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds, and I keep a "life list" in the back, checking off the birds I have seen.  I especially like traveling, and seeing birds that we don't have here on …

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What now, Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway?

This summer, the cruise industry is forced by the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic to cancel all cruises to Alaska.  Cruises to Alaska leave from the ports on the West Coast, including San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC.  So those ports will miss out on the cruise ship passengers' money, but they have other sources of tourists. …

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