~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Foggy Beach ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract ~


What a treat! Nature is filled with patterns that echo Abstract Art. Shots I’ve taken, like the one below have languished in my archives. Here’s my chance to feature some images that just don’t fit anywhere else! On a freezing morning walk through dunes, this repetitive pattern caught my fancy.

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Frozen Paw Prints


Winter light on frozen dune sand creates shapes and colors that fit my idea of an exquisite abstract image. Tiny paw prints of dune-mice add a bit of whimsy!


Frosty Dune


Winter storms wash heaps of Bull Kelp ashore. Unless a big tide sweeps them back out into the ocean, they remain stranded on the beach to dry in the wind, sand and sun.

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Bull Kelp Skeleton


There is something compelling in how these two loops of kelp are entwined, with the strewn shreds of torn seaweed still clinging. As with most Abstract Art, what it is and what it means is at the discretion of the viewer.


Kelp Hearts


Close-up shots of lichen and moss provide fascinating impressions, like this small patch on a living tree.

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Red & White Study

Thank you Patti for this opportunity to show some of my “odd-ball” shots!


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Frosty Kinnikinnick ~

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~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White ~

P1090620Black-bellied Plovers & seafoam.

IMG_2128Fungus on wood.

IMG_2287White Tulips & Chardonnay Pearls.

IMG_1842Tiny Snowman on Starbucks outside table.

P1100588Our Star called Sun.



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~ Lens- Artists Photo Challenge # 73: Cold ~

When sun shines on icicles, and they don’t melt, you know it’s cold out there!


When skies are clear, yet the sun doesn’t melt snow from the trees, it’s bitter cold.


My favorite frosty photo. Ice crystals forming on the surface of a small birdbath.

The weather in Vancouver, WA today is well represented by the above photo. Clear and sunny, with below freezing temps at night. Creighton, Jello and I have been enjoying warm wood stove fires in the evenings, and holiday decorating is in full swing.

To all who celebrate the autumn harvest of thanksgiving, cheers and blessings!



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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Porcupine Trail ~

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Stacks ~

Version 2Stacks of clouds

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Stacks of Oyster Shells

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Stacks of Crab Traps

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Stacks of migrating shorebirds.

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Stacks of Lenses (lighthouse lamp)


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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Rollers and Breakers ~


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