Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #231: Favorite Photos of 2022

Unlike Tina, we had no problems with Covid restrictions last year, so we traveled when and where we wanted to.  In April we drove to Colorado and back for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar.  It was a wonderful springtime trip, and we traversed numerous mountain ranges on the way, starting with the Cascades in …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #221: Favorite Flowers

Like Tina, I am no flower expert, so I often don't know what a flower is called when I see it.  But I always try to get photos of new flowers, and new versions of old ones.  I think that my very favorite flower is the azalea that my real estate agent gave me for …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #218: Over the Hill

At age 73, I still don't think of myself as "over the hill".  However, I have taken some hills in my long life.  Here in Western Washington, we are hemmed in by the Cascade Mountains to the East, and we cross them often.  On the way to Stevens Pass, the road winds by Mount Index. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasures

I appreciate this week's challenge topic, because I have been prompted in more ways than one to be grateful for all the treasures that make life in our America wonderful.  It would be so easy to wallow in misery at all the country's problems, but we definitely need to step back and appreciate what we …

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Sunday Stills: The Solstice is Here!

Last year at this time, the temperature was over 100F here in Western Washington.  This is how our black cat dealt with the extreme heat. We are fortunate not to be covered in a thick layer of black fur.  Right now, in Everett at just after noon, it is 65F, cooler by far, but expected …

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Two of Cee’s Photo Challenges in One!

Cee Neuner runs a bunch of fun photo challenges.  First, she runs her "Flower of the Day" (FOTD) challenge...daily!  Then, weekly she has her CMMC (Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge).  So, this week's CMMC challenge topic is "Rainbow Colors/more than four colors in your photo".  [links are to today's challenges]  Well, it just so happens that …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #178: My choice; Winter Wonderlands

The theme this week is "you choose", so in this era of fear, loathing, pestilence, and tyranny, I choose to go through the archives and find pictures of winter wonderlands I have seen.  One benefit of a blanket of snow over the world is the muffled silence it brings.  Fewer vehicles are on the streets, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #166: Artificial Light

In our technological world, we beat back the darkness with copious artificial light, enabling us humans to utilize 24 of the 24 daily hours we are given.  In fact, there are groups who mourn the zillions of lumens of artificial light that our civilizations pour into the sky.  Personally, I prefer to celebrate the fact …

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