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 #228: \\\ Diagonals ///

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the urge to put a couple of keyboard diagonals in the post title!  Even the "number or hashtag" sign is made up of diagonals.  Nature presents us with diagonals all the time. This shrub-steppe hillside in Eastern Oregon presents an obvious diagonal against the sky.  For that matter, the clouds …

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God Bless America, the Beautiful, on Independence Day

Here is my tribute to America, the Greatest Country ever devised by humanity in all its recorded history.  This Independence Day, each and every American should be celebrating the founding of a nation founded on a great idea, that All Men Are Created Equal, by their God, with the Unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty, and …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #160: Inspiration

This year, filled with uproar, health crises, heat emergencies, corruption, as well as new friends and places; what has kept me grounded, "my Inspiration", is knowing that I still live in the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth.  The United States of America, and its great history, has been my inspiration.  Even when I get …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152: Shade and Shadow

Shadows are cast by people and things, by the Sun.  You often see a person's shadow before you see the person.  It's really hard to sneak up on someone in the bright sunshine!  How often have you seen something you want to photograph, and there's no place to stand where you do not cast a …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146-Focus on the Details: Flying cross-country

On April 25th, my husband and I flew from Seattle to Nashville, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, and to do some sightseeing and meeting with our friends from Ricochet.  I had the window seat, and I was fortunate to be able to see the ground for most of the four-hour flight.  You want …

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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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Beautiful Glacier National Park in Summer

Finally, I'm getting around to doing the last big post from our trip to South Dakota in September.  The last time we were in Montana, in 2017, the sky was filled with smoke from multiple wildfires, and all our plans to explore Glacier Park with our Ricochet friends had to be cancelled.  Both ends of …

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My Beautiful Pacific Northwest

I was born and raised in Seattle.  I have lived all but 2-1/2 years in the Seattle area.  We have the world's best climate.  Temperate with a Capital T.  No scorching hot summers or frigid winters.  The Seattle area has the highest concentration of dentists in the US.  Why? The University of Washington has a …

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