~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt ~

Ooh Tina, this is fun! A treasure hunt gives me permission to feature some of my favorites from the archives.

It is a treat to be awake and out with camera in hand, when light starts to bounce over the horizon. Indigo night and early morning sapphire to amethyst skies recede. Earth rotates to a new day as her Sun’s rays fill the blue with pure light – soft tones of pink and yellow lift into a brightening sky.


Lake Tahoe, Nevada, taken at the rim of a steep slope. Pine tree limbs and needles frame the view, creating an interesting tension. I love how the evergreen trees at the embankment’s base, give us a sense of scale.

EXTRA CREDIT! I always loved extra credit homework. From the Treasure Hunt list: 1) a boat, 2) a mountain landscape; and from the Extra Credit list: 3) an expressive photo of one or more people, 4) a fish, and 5) a single image with multiple challenge items in it.


Two beaming men, my cousin Duncan holding out his first Mackinaw (Lake) Trout, and Brother-in-law Les, captain of the crew that helped make it happen on Crescent Lake, nestled in the mountains at the summit of Willamette Pass, Oregon.

Occasionally I am obliged to use a humane trap to remove unfriendly critters from the premises. One evening I forgot to close the door, and in the morning I met this amazing creature. Small enough to fit into your hands, with a long fluffy tail and huge night-vision eyes, I didn’t have a clue what it was.

humbolt flying squirell 2

After taking pictures, I opened the cage door, and watched it scurry along the deck rail, leap and sail to a nearby fir tree. Humbolt’s Flying Squirrel, is a fairly new species discovery. I’m really pleased that this native may be making a home on my grounds. https://www.burkemuseum.org/news/hiding-plain-sight-new-species-flying-squirrel-discovered

Jello loves being at the beach. After a romp through the dunes, she luxuriates in a long nap.

IMG_E1020Creighton’s favorite 5-string Carvin bass guitar rests where he set it down when we returned from our excursion.

Yes, sunrise or sunset, however, they both happen every day, so to conclude my Treasure Hunt, I offer a Long Beach Peninsula sunset.img_1691Notice the spray shooting up from the waves in this Pacific Ocean seascape. Though the sun is hot, this water is hypothermia cold. The lone sandpiper working the shoreline is the only bird in this post – can you believe it?!



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5 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent choices this week Lindy – I think you’ve probably conquered the “most items in a single shot” challenge with this one! My fav is Jello napping next to the guitar. What a sweet image!

  2. JohnRH says:

    Excellent photos. Intriguing catch, that flying squirrel. And a Carvin! Voi-LA! I had a six-string once. Super light action.

  3. restlessjo says:

    That first image stayed with me, Lindy. Have a great weekend 🙂 🙂

  4. Amy says:

    These are great photos, Lindy! Love the various selections. 🙂

  5. Olga says:

    Wonderful to see all your treasured moments, Lindy. Jello and the guitar make for a lovely sight. 🙂

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