Photos of December

For Christmas Eve, a sampling of December photos from my library.  A Merry Christmas to all! This year, in my own neighborhood. Found at a local market last week. Seen near Silver Lake, about a mile from our house. Seen at our local Asian market.  It's a wonder that these exotic fruits are grown right …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128: Holidays (slightly re-imagined)

It's December, isn't it? Normally, December is filled with parties, and lights, and presents, and snow, and song, and bells, and family celebration. This year, most of those things have been canceled. Due to government pandemic rules, Christmas concerts are not held. Normally, each year on the day after Christmas, I grab my violin and …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #110..Creativity in the time of Covid

First of all, let me say that the Government-required "lockdown", mandating that free citizens of the United States remain at home under modified "house arrest" has affected me, personally, only minimally.  I am employed in an Essential Industry, Aerospace, and I have been going to my job at my company's factory every single workday, except …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #107 Winter

I like Winter.  I went to Minnesota to grad school in the early 1970s, and I quickly decided I much preferred winter to summer (98 degrees, 98% humidity-ugh!).  In Minnesota, winter is bitter cold, with temperatures as low as -45 at night, but the sun is shining most days.  There's no more beautiful sight than …

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Variations on a theme..the many faces of the Wenatchee River

Leavenworth, Washington is a favorite destination for us, and to get there the road parallels the Wenatchee River.  The river roars through the Tumwater Canyon, meanders along the foothills, and flows through the town, in one end and out the other.  The river is never the same way twice, but it is  always a beautiful …

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Final Photo Challenge of 2017-Favorites-Travels with/to Friends

2017 was highlighted by travels, to various destinations to meet with friends, and to get re-acqainted with old (in both senses of the word) friends.  Here are my favorite highlights. In February, Hubby and I traveled to Phoenix for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  This was our third trip to Arizona with the Hillsdale …

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Weekly Photo Challenge…It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

A trip to Washington's Bavarian Village, Leavenworth, to view the Tree-Lighting.  Every Friday and Saturday in December, the town waits with bated breath for the Christmas Tree to be lit, just at dusk.  Crowds fill the streets, and the tree is lit, making a wonderland of lights. And After... And a bit further after: Here's …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

This gathering happens six times every year, the first three weekends in December, in the town of Leavenworth, Washington.  Leavenworth is "Washington's Bavarian Village", and right at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights, the Tree Lighting happens.  Hundreds of visitors literally hold their breath, waiting for the switch that turns the town into a winter …

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