CBWC: Piled or Stacked

She wrings her hands and cackles:  "Yesssss, she played right into my hands with this week's black-and-white challenge.  Little does Cee Neuner know, but our house is stuffed to the gills with things piled and stacked.  It was just a matter of choosing which stacks!" Let's start with the bedroom shelves.  Every one of these …

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CFFC: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark and Leaves

Woof!!   That's the bark. Nah, not really! How about these?  They are two different Douglas Fir trees.  The one on the left was cut down, and I took the picture to show how thick its bark is.  The one on the right is very much alive, growing near Deception Pass on Whidbey Island. Here's …

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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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