Category Archives: pacific northwest

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge ~ 109 ~ Under The Sun ~

Here Comes The Sun George Harrison “Little darling, its been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here”   “Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right” … Continue reading

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~ 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 safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 ~ Winter ~

As autumn gives way to winter, colder days with wind and rain, stripĀ deciduous trees bare. A crisp icy fragrance bites on the edge of the breeze, hinting ofĀ 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 safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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

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

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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

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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 safeĀ harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #104: Summer ~

  Hydrangea blossoms Ā  Ā  Ā 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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