Category Archives: pacific northwest

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary. Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Brown Pelicans and Friends ~

Wishing everyone safe¬†harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.ūüźĺ

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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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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Northern Red-shafted Flicker ~

  Wishing everyone safe¬†harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.ūüźĺ

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #106: Autumn ~

  Summer blossoms fade, as fruit and seed¬†ripen into autumn’s brilliance, while fields and gardens bulge with nature’s bounty. As our sun sets ever-farther southwest,¬†days shift cooler –¬†nights longer.   Rich cinnamon scents¬†from fallen fruit¬†and withering berries swirl with woodsmoke … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Wishing everyone safe¬†harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.ūüźĺ

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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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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Wishing everyone safe¬†harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.ūüźĺ

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer ~

  Hydrangea blossoms ¬† ¬† ¬†shades of blue velvet richness mood indigo ~ From rich vibrant tones to soft pastel hues, Hydrangea are one of my favorite summer show-stoppers! Birds, are everywhere in my summer gardens. They keep the grounds … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise ~

  Sometimes I take a photo, like the one below, of a subject (Bufflehead duck) and I’m disappointed when the featured subject is unclear. Then, when I look at the same photograph as a composition, I am pleasantly surprised! ~~~ … Continue reading

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