~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations ~

Over the past few years LT, who lives across the street, and I have hosted gatherings to bring our near neighbors together. Mind you, we come from divergent political positions, some even at pole opposites, however all who attend uphold a tacit agreement to leave our politics at the door. We come together sharing food and spirits, to celebrate being a community that looks out for one another. 

IMG_1525This December was my turn to have the holiday gathering. Coming as it did, after the midterm election (the results of which I continue to celebrate), I am pleased that our tradition of civility and good cheer endures. 

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Cheers to peaceful commemorations of our shared humanity!

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold ~

As I looked through my archived photos, it became clear – finding shots that shout “hot” are harder in black and white! Most that I might have chosen were with bright red or orange tones…

…however, these three captures indicate there is heat being applied!

Cold is much easier to “see” in black and white.

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Wishing everyone warmth on chilly winter days!

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is… ~

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…finding a shady spot on a summer day,

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…a morning walk and sniff through the dunes,

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…helping with the gardening,

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…snuggling with my loved ones,

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…a romp at the beach,

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…hanging out with friends and family,

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…and napping by a warm fire!

Lens Artists: Happiness is…

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Purple Tulip ~ Flower Of The Day ~

 

I’ve been perusing the posts of WordPress Blogs I follow – what an inspiration it is!

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Thanks once again to Cee, for providing resources and her own fun challenges! 

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #21: Splash! ~

Last week was a whirlwind for me, as I prepared for and hosted a large gathering of neighbors and friends at my home. When I put my head on the pillow Saturday night, I promised myself a day of rest on Sunday which would include posting a response to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Splash. 

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A classic shot of the breakers at Long Beach, WA – USA.

Now — on to view your inspiring posts from this past week! 

Splash!

 

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