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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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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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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CFFC: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

Another in the Elements series.  If these photos aren't Fire, I don't know what is. This is Earth's Primordial Fire, the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in July of 2018.  This lava formed in the literal fires at the center of our planet, and the movements of the tectonic …

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Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

I love this topic!  I often post photos of the power of Nature, and we have lots of those elements right here in the Pacific Northwest.  My very favorite subject is Snoqualmie Falls, which is just a half-hour drive from our home.  We go there often, just to stand behind the chain-link fence and view …

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CFFC (Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge): All one color

Cee wanted "all one color", so I looked in my archives and came up with these. A whole wall of autumn-red ivy, seen at a big local shopping mall. Shades of silver/gray.  The water reflects the gray skies, and the ship is its own shade of dark gray. The deep blue Pacific Ocean off Hawaii. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155: On the Water

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can be "on the water" in moments, from most places.  We have the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, and numerous lakes and rivers within a short drive.  Silver Lake is less than five minutes from my house, and I never get tired of taking pictures of it.  Its …

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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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