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 #147-Gardens, old and new, near and far

I admit it, I have ten brown thumbs.  I am not fond of yard work, and know very little about plants, or gardens.  But I know a pleasant garden when I see one.  If I can keep my mind off all the backbreaking work involved in maintaining a garden, I find them quite relaxing. The …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #143-Colorful Spring

I got lucky, having been born in April, just when the flowers are blooming, temperatures are slowly warming, and the chorus frogs are in full voice in the pond across the street.  Our backyard is starting to look more like a garden and less like a bare field.  The birds are back at our feeders, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137-Soft

Aaahhhhh...  Soft.  Brings to mind something my hero used to call himself...just a lovable little fuzzball.  Well, it just so happens that I am owned by a lovable little Fuzzball.  Her name is Kikyo, and her fur is the softest.  When she is in the same room, I just can't help but pick her up …

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Lens-artists Photo Challenge #132-Striped and Checked

The Stripes and Checks in my suburban backyard are a bit smaller and less-exotic than Tina's zebras; but they are also less dangerous, and I can get closer to them to take their pictures.  And I sure don't have to go most of the way around the world to see them!  They show up now …

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Retirement. It’s bittersweet, for me.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, will be my last working day at my current job, which I have held for 12-2/3 years.  That's the longest I have ever worked at any job in my entire working life.  My original goal in life was to work forever, and never retire.  Well, the Wuhan Coronavirus put an end …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #94 – At Home

The Wuhan Coronavirus stalking the land has forced the majority of us to spend more time at home (with the help of the government who orders us to stay home).  My husband has been working from home for six weeks now.  I was home for a two-week furlough from work.  But I had good company …

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Springtime in the Skagit Valley of Washington State

See the header picture on my blog?  That was taken a few years ago in the tulip fields of the Skagit Valley in Washington State.  Hubby and I took a drive up there this afternoon, and it was a perfect day for it.  Sunny, but with beautiful clouds in the sky, and temps in the …

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