~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

When I retired, eight years ago, my colleagues would ask me, “What are you going to do with your time?” My standard answer was that I planned to focus my energy on the creative passions I’d tucked in around the edges of life all those years!


Writing has been a passion since high school. Over these 8 years I’ve completed three short stories, which I also illustrated with original color pencil drawings.


Birding is a shared passion in my family. With more time to do research  and a good camera to capture images, my knowledge has grown right along with my photography archives!


Growing up, my curiosity about natural life, flora and fauna, was encouraged and rewarded. My desire to make things using found objects goes back to grade school!


Finding a Leather Sea Star dead on the beach (the first time I’d seen one dead or alive on the peninsula), prompted me get a shadow box and create a presentation of beach finds. Clockwise from upper left; Volcano Limpet, small Dungeness crab, Western Nassa Mud Snail, and Acorn barnacles.


The idea of making “treasure boxes” intrigued me, and I’ve fashioned two so far.

While here at The Breakers the past two months, I’ve also expressed my passion for landscape gardening. The little garden I adopted last year has flourished, and two more are coming along nicely.

But wait, there’s more! However this is quite enough to give you a look into the other pastimes I enjoy along with keeping this blog alive and fresh.

Wishing everyone safe harbor as we navigate uncharted waters.




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5 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

  1. Prior... says:

    congrats on the there short stories and other creative adventures you have had the chance to enjoy – and your little boxes are so nice

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your pastimes with us. I love your decorative gardens! It seems that we share a passion for preserving finds from the beach. I used to enjoy looking for sea shells and the like when we went on our summer holidays and still do. I have to admit that I never enjoyed school very much when I was a kid but I always delighted in finding things for the class nature table. Beautiful illustrations and images for the challenge!

  3. Wind Kisses says:

    Lovely photos. You certainly have a creative spirit. Very nice. I too have become more interested in birding as I get older. It’s fun to listen for their different calls. Enjoy your Pacific NW summer. Donna

  4. Leya says:

    So much creativity, Lindy! And beautifully captured. Loved this post.

  5. JohnRH says:

    Nice photos. You are soooo creative! I bow before you. Love those landscape gardens. Beautiful!

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