~ Trail Encounter ~

As Jello and I set out for our walk to the beach this morning, we startled a Black-tail deer that was grazing in the dune meadow in front of The Breakers. 

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While I snapped shots with my Panasonic and iPhone, Jello leaped into action!

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The deer made an escape easily, and Jello had a grand time sniffing around in the meadow following its trail!

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 27: My Travels ~

Though not a world traveler these days, I have visited many wonderful places in my life. My greatest joy with travel continues to be when I am exploring in nature: mountains, valleys, trees, trails, lakes, the ocean, animals, birds, butterflies and flowers.

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Crescent Creek, Oregon. USA

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Mature Bald Eagle – Long Beach, WA  USA

 

 

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Pacific Ocean Breakers – Long Beach, WA. USA

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And, the other joy is having friends and family on the trail with me!

 

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #26: Photographic Review of 2018 ~

To finish off the Lens-Artists Photo Challenges for 2018, Leya, Photographic Review of 2018, invites us to review our year and pick photos that capture our memories most vividly. To keep myself from getting totally lost in this challenge, I decided to include 12 photos that I love for various reasons, one from each month, and most taken within the month that it represents. 

P1080664January, 2018: Adult Bald Eagle photographed through dune grass.

IMG_8483February 2018: Frosty beach.

IMG_8271March 2018: Moonset at sunup.

P1080891April 2018: Purple tulip – a crowd favorite!

P1090094May 2018: A rare red sundown at Long Beach, WA.

IMG_9645June 2018: Looking north from North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, WA.

img_9816July 2018: Cousin Duncan with Brother-in-law Les, fishing at Crescent Lake.

img_0813August 2018: A visit to northern Idaho.

IMG_0225September 2018: Sandpoint, ID street art.

P1090574October 2018: Sanderlings and beach walkers.

img_1571November 2018: Solstice bound.

P1090640December 2018: Jello – my constant companion!

 

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~ Farewell 2018 ~

On our last beach walk of 2018, Jello waited for me to finish taking photos of birds, as she sheltered from the wind at the crest of the berm. 

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Wishing you a Happy New Year, as we usher in 2019.

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~ Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge: Animals (not birds) ~

Although I do have pictures of warm blooded animals, I’ve decided to feature photos of some bugs and critters from my archives for this weeks B&W challenge!

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Here’s to Cee for hosting great challenges and collecting current challenge websites for all to access!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Animal (no birds)

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