Sunday Stills: The Solstice is Here!

Last year at this time, the temperature was over 100F here in Western Washington.  This is how our black cat dealt with the extreme heat. We are fortunate not to be covered in a thick layer of black fur.  Right now, in Everett at just after noon, it is 65F, cooler by far, but expected …

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Sunday Stills: Takin’ it Easy with my #Feathered Friends

I will freely admit that our yard isn't quite as enticing (or as large) as Terri's is for birds, due to our many squirrels.  We have one seed-feeder that's squirrel-proof, and two suet feeders.  One suet feeder that would be easy for squirrels to get at, is always filled with hot-pepper suet, which the birds …

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Sunday Stills: What might that Pacific Northwest #Aroma be?

Today's theme is aroma, and pictures that lead you to remember the #aroma of something.   So, I will start with an aroma that is one of my very favorites: the salt tang of the sea.  Since salt water is never more than a few miles away from our home in Everett, Washington, we are …

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Terri’s Sunday Stills Challenge: #Urbanity

These days, I live in a suburb.  The closest big city is Seattle, 20 miles south of our home in Everett (where the airplanes are made).  I was born and raised in Seattle in the 1950's and 1960's, and lived there from the mid-1970's until 1990.  I do not recognize the Seattle of my childhood …

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Sunday Stills: #Daylight in Black and White

I am just getting used to black and white again, trying to see my color photos that way.  There are some scenes that just cry out to be black and white.  Like these clouds.  I took this photo through the windshield of our car on the highway. Here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, it's often …

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Sunday Stills: Am I a #Bird Feeder?

Let's see, am I a Bird Feeder?  The photos and video below should give the answer. Pine Siskin. Downy Woodpecker.  Blurry since I took the picture through a glass door. Red-breasted Nuthatch. Various birds at the seed and suet feeders, in the snow. Red-shafted Flicker. Top: Townsend's Warbler.  This is one of my very favorite …

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Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

I love this topic!  I often post photos of the power of Nature, and we have lots of those elements right here in the Pacific Northwest.  My very favorite subject is Snoqualmie Falls, which is just a half-hour drive from our home.  We go there often, just to stand behind the chain-link fence and view …

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