Sigh…Final Photo Challenge…All-time Favorites

I am SO sad that the Photo Challenge by the editors at WordPress is ending.  It gave me something to look forward to each week, and a reason to mine my photos for just the right picture. And it's so difficult to find the all-time favorite.  But, since it has to be done, I did …

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Strange Beauty-Twisted, yet Supporting Life

A couple of miles south of my house, next to a Les Schwab Tire Center, is a small wetland, populated by mostly dead trees.  I have always wondered what that piece of property started out as, and how it got to be the way it is now.  Last week, I took my camera and got …

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My Little Corner of the World-Photo Challenge

I was born and raised, and still live, in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, 20 miles north of the People's Republic (?) of Seattle.  These photos were all taken within a 60-mile radius of home. Silver Lake, about two miles south of my house in Everett. I don't think there's any more beautiful …

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Photo Challenge: Lines, by Man and by Nature

When I took this picture of the forward passenger deck of the Washington State Ferry Puyallup, the lines just drew me in.  Curved lines, straight lines, against the horizon line in the distance. And then there are the lines created in the sky by Nature-clouds which you would normally think of as curved line up …

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Photo Challenge..Prolific Singers and Musicians

Every year on the day after Christmas, the University Unitarian Church in Seattle puts on a full-length Handel's Messiah Sing-along/Play-along.  They do the full Messiah, all the arias, all the choruses, and all the recitatives; not a note is left out.  Everyone sings everything that is within his or her vocal range-no soloists.  You may …

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Sunset…An End, and a Beginning

The evening of the first day of our cruise to Alaska aboard the Crystal Serenity was beautiful, and clear.  The ship left Vancouver BC just as the sun was setting.  We stood at the rail of the Promenade Deck and watched for long minutes, as the sun set over the channel.  We knew when we …

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Photo Challenge~~~I’d Rather Be…

So here I am, at my desk, doing our TAXES, for heaven's sake!  Yeah, it's that time of year. But I'd really rather be here: On the balcony of our stateroom, on the cruise ship, to Hawaii.  With my nose in a good book, and a nice glass of wine.  Just relaxing and watching and …

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