Category Archives: bugs & critters

~ 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 of 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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~Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86: Change Your Perspective ~

“Over the river and through the woods…”   I love the fairyland feeling of this shot, taken at ground level through flowers and across the meadow to the misty shores of Crescent Creek. We are five thousand feet above sea level, … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

 

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

~ Porcupine Trail ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting ~

“…I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder…” “…and I am waiting for the American Eagle to really spread its wings and straighten up and fly right…” “…and I am waiting for forests and animals to reclaim the earth as theirs…” “…and I am waiting for … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #71: Creepy ~ (Warning – arachnophobes beware!) ~

When my flesh crawls and all my senses go into high alert, I usually don’t hang around to take pictures! I love photographing and learning about creepy-crawlies like spiders, bugs, snails and other flightless critters I come upon in my rambles. Growing … Continue reading

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