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 #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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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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A Trip to the Olympic Peninsula

The week after Memorial Day, I took a solo trip to the Olympic Peninsula, to use up some vacation hours, and get away from the constant stress of work.  I jumped in the trusty old RDX (old, from 2008), drove onto the Kingston Ferry (where the fare-taker asked if I was really a senior!), and …

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One Love (Photo Challenge)…My Love for the Seashore

As long as I can remember, I have always loved the seashore.  I grew up in Seattle, on Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific Ocean.  In the summer, my sister and I would join our maternal grandparents and our Portland cousins for a week at Seaside, on the Oregon coast.  In the 1980s, I …

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