Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #185: Change

My backyard changes rather dramatically with the seasons.  For the past three or four years, we have had snow every winter.  I have to say, I really love what the snow does with the various features in the yard. The heap in the front is our birdbath, with an ornamental grass plant, and a concrete …

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Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #White

White isn't a color, it's the sum of all colors.  These days, white gets the ultimate bad rap, due to the fact of the Black Lives Matter Marxists denigrating all white people, and demanding that they be crushed.  But if white is the sum of all colors, shouldn't white be seen as the best?  The …

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Over the mountains and through the snow…

To Leavenworth, Washington's Bavarian Village we go!  Last Sunday, which was bright and sunny, on a whim we got into our car and drove over the Cascade Mountains in US Highway 2, to our favorite "day trip" destination.  Hubby's Accordion Celebration, normally held on the third weekend in June will be virtual again this year, …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 136: Subjects starting with the Letter “S”

So.....  In a month characterized by a nationwide Snow Storm, that left Streets Slippery with Snow and ice, where do we begin? How about with a triple-S photo:  Song Sparrow in the Snow, taken just last week. And how about his Snow-buddy, our Squirrel? From a prior year, a Snowy Street, right in front of …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135: A glimpse into my (snowy) world!

Yippee!  Snow!!  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have been hearing for a couple of weeks that snow was in the forecast.  They kept pushing the date back, however, which is pretty normal around here.  Last night, around midnight, it did start to snow, and we awoke this morning to see the white stuff falling …

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Have another Very Harry Christmas

Welcome to Christmas time at Hogwarts Castle.  Harry Potter's first Christmas at Hogwarts was perhaps his first, real Christmas of his life.  He had been mistreated by his only living relatives most of the time, and had no idea of what Christmas was all about. [Editorial comment: There is no mention of anything really religious …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #107 Winter

I like Winter.  I went to Minnesota to grad school in the early 1970s, and I quickly decided I much preferred winter to summer (98 degrees, 98% humidity-ugh!).  In Minnesota, winter is bitter cold, with temperatures as low as -45 at night, but the sun is shining most days.  There's no more beautiful sight than …

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Winter Wonderland. It’s Snow-homish County! Updated Tuesday 1-14

The news media and local government have been talking about nothing else for the past few days, than the huge winter storm that was bearing down on us.  We saw weather maps with swirls of clouds, and were admonished to "prepare for the storm" by laying in supplies of blankets, candles, flashlights, and food that …

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