Category Archives: travel

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #218 ~ Over The Hill ~

How many hills have I crested? How many trails have I trod and what have I learned on the journey? Many hills have beckoned me in my lifetime and I find each one to be an invitation to discover more … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments ~ From the “Wild Wild West” ~

If we go by the definition that a town is “an urban area that has a name, defined boundaries, and local government”, my choice for this week’s challenge, Oysterville, once was an urban environment. In it’s heyday it was a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – and the places they take us ~

Though John doesn’t mention boats in the title of this challenge, many of the places I go have boats as the centerpiece, so I’ll start with a few boat shots. Below my sister and brother-in-law’s new lake-fishing boat. It’s a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #214: Favourite Finds ~

This week Anne-Christine invites us to look about our world (or dip into our archives) for photos of unusual and interesting things, surprises that captured our imagination. My first image is of a piece of blown glass art depicting a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213: Here Comes the Sun ~

During my thirty year career as an educator, I was up and driving to work by sunrise. Now I’m retired, I don’t see the sun come up as often! However, when I go fishing with my sister and brother-in-law we … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #210: My Photographic Groove ~

One of the things I love about photography is that my camera gives me the opportunity to “capture the moment.” Whether it is a quiet sunset, a surging wave, a golden hour sunrise, a new bird to learn about, or … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #210: Picking Favourites ~

My opening photo is one taken from the deck of our condominium at the Breakers in Long Beach, Washington. From winter through spring rain floods the meadows forming ponds that attract resident and migratory birds. This shot is a quintessential … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #208: Summer Vibes ~

I just arrived back home in Vancouver, WA from my annual fishing trip at Odell Lake, with my older sister Diana, and brother-in-law Les. Although the fishing was not as good as usual, the setting in the Deschutes National Forest … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday + Cee’s FOTD ~ Willamette National Park Wildflowers ~

In honor of Mother Earth, please be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #207: Seeing Double ~

For my opening shot I’ve selected a muted sundown at Long Beach, with the sun suspended in clouds and reflecting on the water in two areas – a triple sunset! Perusing my archives for this challenge, I found many of … Continue reading

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