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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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight

Flight means different things to different people, and it can signify many modes of travel.  But it's always travel.  Both my husband and I worked in the aerospace industry, before we lost our jobs to the government shutdowns last year.  He worked for "big airframer company" for 40 years.  When a brand new model was …

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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 Challenge #120-What a treat!

I'm not a professional photographer, and I've never been to exotic foreign lands.  But I am an amateur bird-watcher, starting in my own backyard.  I am often to be found in our kitchen, peering out the sliding glass door, watching to see who shows up at our two bird-feeders (one seed feeder and a suet-feeder). …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #112, Pick a Word

For this week, bloggers pick one or more of the following words, to illustrate with their photos.  The words are: Growing, Crowded, Tangled, Exuberant, and Comfortable. I think I can find at least one photo that illustrates each word for the week. Let's start with Comfortable. People who are owned by a cat know that …

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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 Challenge #103-Surprise

A surprise is something unexpected, exciting, thrilling. On our Hillsdale College cruise to Hawaii in 2018, we had a few hours in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.  We were taking a rest in a pleasant little shopping center, deciding where to go next, when I happened to glance at a tree behind me, …

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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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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #95 All-Wet, Near and Far

I live in the Pacific Northwest (AKA Pacific North-WET), which is known for lots of rainfall.  We do get our share of rain, but it's mostly light rain, rarely the kind of "raining buckets" that I have seen on the East Coast.  Rain doesn't stop most activities-you can see kids playing soccer in the rain …

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