Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #214: Favorite Finds

To start with, these favorite finds are all from this month of August, 2022.  I have a great liking for clouds, and I keep an album on my computer of just cloud photos.  I was impressed with these wispy clouds around Colonial Peak in the North Cascades, when we visited the Diablo Lake Overlook on …

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CFFC: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire

Another in the Elements series.  If these photos aren't Fire, I don't know what is. This is Earth's Primordial Fire, the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in July of 2018.  This lava formed in the literal fires at the center of our planet, and the movements of the tectonic …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #163: Keep Walking

When I go for a walk in a scenic location (or even just around my neighborhood), I try to pay attention to my surroundings.  I live six blocks away from my local Costco store, so if I just want to pick up a prescription, I walk there and back. [let me put in a pitch …

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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 #122: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

I have always been an individual optimist.  When I was is psychology graduate school, I read in one of my textbooks a phrase which has carried me through many trials and tribulations in life.  A famous psychologist said: When things look bad, and getting worse, "The world will not come to an end if..." should …

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Friday, on the Santa Monica Pier at Sunset

Yeah, it's basically a cliche, isn't it?  Who hasn't seen pictures of a sunset off the famous Santa Monica Pier?  I first saw the attraction way back in 1999, on my first adult trip to the area.  I remembered how beautiful it was, and jumped at the chance to repeat the experience.  February can get …

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Vacation Travelogue-Hillsdale Cruise to Hawaii-Days Two and Three

Sea days were lecture days on the Hillsdale Cruise, and the first two helped get us into the standard daily routine of morning lectures, lunch, afternoon lecture, and free time.  Monday the 16th of July introduced us to the lecture hall, known aboard ship as the Galaxy Lounge.  Here we all are that first morning …

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