Category Archives: Beagles

~ Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What A Treat! ~

What a treat: to awaken to the rumble of the Pacific Ocean in the distance, to breathe the essence of salt sea air on a crisp Autumn day,  to feel the sun’s warmth on my shoulders, is it breaks through … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 119: My Hideaway ~

Leya has invited us to show our favorite hideaway this week. As it happens, I have two special places to relax, write, read and think. When we’re home in Vancouver during the summertime, my hideaway is under a bower near … Continue reading

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~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge 118: Communication ~ Jello Talk ~

I’ve loved animals all my life, and though my childhood dream of being a Veterinarian didn’t materialize, I did turn into a pretty good dog-whisperer. Jello is the fifth Beagle we’ve welcomed into our family. She was four when we … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday + Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge ~ Farm Animals & Pets ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Spaces ~

I love wide open spaces. In photography the absence of distractions makes the subject POP, sometimes creating a sense of calm and peace, and other times providing space for visual drama. Juvenile Western Gull (Larus Occidentals) scavenges the shoreline, Long … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 112 ~ Pick A Word ~

  Comfortable Jello loves it when we are at our beach condo. This is her favorite spot to rest and relax after a romp through the dunes! Growing If you follow my blog, you know I am a bird lover. … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 111 ~ Everyday Objects ~ Tools That Work ~

   I love tools, like this crock of kitchen utensils, at hand beside my stove-top. To be at ease, I want the tools on the kitchen counter to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing, like the hand-made ceramic herb jars, and … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 ~ Winter ~

As autumn gives way to winter, colder days with wind and rain, strip deciduous trees bare. A crisp icy fragrance bites on the edge of the breeze, hinting of frosty nights. Queen Anne’s Lace has scattered her seed – ice crusts the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105: Spring ~

  When threat of frost is almost past, as hydrangea leaves sprout and daffodil blossoms swell within their green sheaths, a new year begins. With fresh life emerging, I creep out of winter’s cave to embrace being once again. wind-stirred … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 102: A Quiet Moment ~

Quiet moments for me happen when what I see is in harmony with itself and fills me with a sense of internal peace. Being a true introvert, I relax when I have the opportunity to quiet my brain and focus … Continue reading

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