Category Archives: outdoors

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action ~

I have been out of action on WP this past week while my sister and I travelled to northern Idaho to visit our cousins, Duncan and David. We had reunited with Duncan (after thirty-odd years of not being in contact), … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cooling ~

Yes, I have been busy with other important facets of my life, yet I’ve missed posting regularly. Now I see that Tina Schell, and three other bloggers (previously unknown to me) have developed a consortium to provide those who loved … Continue reading

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~ Along The Marsh Trail ~

There isn’t nearly as much marsh in front of The Breakers at Long Beach, WA – USA this year as last, and what remains is shrinking to meadow daily. Still, Mallards are raising their chicks in what water there is! … Continue reading

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~ Hornet’s Nest? ~ WPC: Unlikely ~

While walking with Jello on a wooded trail in our neighborhood, I stepped over this strange looking outgrowth. I leaned in closer to take a picture and was soon threatened by one of the hornets that were working the outgrowth. … Continue reading

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~ WPC: Smile ~

When I walk the trails between The Breakers and the Pacific Ocean, I am filled with a sense of wonder and discovery. There is always something different or new to hear and see. Like this bird perched on top of … Continue reading

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~ Rising Crow ~ WPC: Sunrise – Sunset ~

If you browse my WordPress site you will find many lovely sunset photos taken at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.   However, in this challenge I’ve decided to opt for a subtle sunrise shot taken on a morning … Continue reading

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~ I’ll Take Water ~ WPC: Favorite Place ~

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vinci My favorite places have water nearby – streams, lakes, rivers, the ocean – being where I hear, see, touch water brings a sense of tranquility to my soul. When … Continue reading

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