Category Archives: bugs & critters

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Beach Walk ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ harbor, as we navigate onward. Mask-up and stay safe.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #123 ~ Found In the Neighborhood ~

Looking out across 24 acres of dune-meadow-wetland, I am greeted by banks of clouds billowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Shorebirds were migrating through last week. Several hundred sanderling, plovers and sandpipers, feasted and rested at ebb tide Friday, November … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #121: Focus on the Subject ~

For this week’s challenge I took an extended look back through my archives. Although one photo is a repeat, my goal was to provide fresh images. On our drive to Long Beach we cross over the John Day River at … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Beach Critters & Birds ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 115 ~ Inspiration ~

Ā  Inspiration from within ~ a fire that animates spirit to express sensationsĀ  thoughts emotions. Ā Informed by life Ā music, poetry, stories paintings, drawings, photography, dance motion colorĀ  light trees, flowers, birds snails, butterflies, bears running rivers, tranquil lakesĀ  surging oceans … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Midnight Rune Writer ~

Alloniscus perconvexus

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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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~ 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 … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #96: Cropping The Shot ~

Lovely as it is, especially on Mother’s Day, yet with a bit of cropping it’s even better. Shortening the foreground brings the focus to mama Mallard and chicks. Reducing left and right borders brings the hen’s eye in line with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #87: Reflections ~

Unique Perspectives with Glass Upper left clockwise: Self-portrait in a window ofĀ Cabin #1, with a dreamy Orcas Island sunset behind me. Exuberant blossoms are reflected on the sliding-glass door at our condo. Shadows from the deck railing create another texture. … Continue reading

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