What I saw on my little drive through the Skagit Valley

Yesterday afternoon, before meeting up with an Internet "friend I hadn't met yet", I took a little excursion through the Skagit Valley.  The day was gray, and the clouds were spitting rain occasionally, but the roads were quiet and I was able to stop in the road to take pictures without causing anyone to have …

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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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Washington State Pastoral-a break from all the ugliness

With Antifa and Insane abortion promoters firebombing women' clinics; perverts celebrating their perversion in the streets of many cities, and Supreme Court Justices being threatened with death, I thought I'd try to add some beauty to take your mind off all the filth.  Below are some photographs of my state, Washington's rural areas, whose natural …

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CFFC: Landscapes and Waterscapes

What do you think of when someone says landscape?  The wide-open spaces of the prairie?  Big mountain ranges in the distance?  And what is a waterscape?  The ocean?  A winding river?  How about all of the above! Just last Sunday, we drove home from Leavenworth on US Highway 2.  It was a beautiful day, and …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Back Country Roads. Enjoy your Liberty!

Before we get going down some back-country roads, let me disagree with one of the quotes that Tina used in her post this week.  Liberty is not a privilege, it is one of your God-given Rights.  Let's return to those unforgettable words of the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that …

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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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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #142: April Foolin’

Today's challenge is a "You pick it", and being that it's April 4th, I decided to make my post about April.  April is the first full month of Spring, and the lengthening days bring out so much new growth in all the plants around us, you can't help but notice.  For me, the most important …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #105-Spring

Spring.  The first sign is the gradually, gradually, lengthening days.  Still awaking in the dark, but driving home from work in daylight.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, Spring is normally pretty rainy (yeah, the  cliche about April showers bringing May flowers that we all know and love).  But we actually love the rain here, because …

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Dispatches from Furlough, a continuing series

Today is officially Day Four of my two-week furlough from work, due to the economic effects of the Wuhan Coronavirus.  Last Friday just before noon, we were told that our aerospace manufacturing factory was shutting down for two weeks, due to a falloff in business, including customers pushing out and cancelling orders.  For the purposes …

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