Category Archives: travel

~ Miller Lake ~ A Gem of the Cascades ~

  During my fishing vacation, my sister and brother-in-law took me on a day trip to Miller Lake, about an hour from our campground. Along the way we stopped to take pictures of Mt. Thielsen, an extinct shield volcano, elevation¬†9,183 … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#94: At Home in Long Beach, WA ~

When we first took tours through the available units at The Breakers, on first sight I knew this was the one I wanted. Furnishings, wall colors, flooring, window treatments and linens could all be upgraded and changed. The essential attraction … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going Back ~

For thirty years my husband and I vacationed on Orcas Island, WA – USA. Memories of the peaceful place we stayed would help power me through each year of counseling high school students. When I arrived, my body, mind and … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It ~

My father taught me at an early age that if ever I was lost in a wilderness area, to remember the words from a song by Bob Nolan ,”…somehow it leads me home if I just follow the stream.” Creeks … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines ~

This week, Tina has challenged us to feature photos with, “leading lines [that] carry our eye through a photograph.” I’d been waiting two years for a reason to post the photo below. These cyclists were on a “Cycle Oregon” tour … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #77: Best in Show 2019 ~

Birds are clearly the stars in my 2019 roundup of favorite photos. To me, these captures reveal the grace, beauty, power and stunning adaptability of our avian co-creatures. Brown Pelicans rest in the surf on their way north in early … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #75 : Nostalgic ~

It is now three years that Creighton and I have owned our Condominium at The Breakers in Long Beach, Washington. We truly love our long stays here from mid September, thru mid June. The peninsula has a rich history, including … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Two of Anything ~

Two crows perched upon Clark’s Tree Sculpture, along the Discovery Trail, Long Beach, WA ~ USA Morning light on Long Beach, from early autumn through late spring is both defining and forgiving. Light diffused through fog sets the mood for … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome in the Moment ~

For this challenge, I’ve selected previously posted photos that are monochrome due to the light that was present when I snapped the picture. ¬† Sundown at Long Beach, WA ~ USA Man and Kite, Long Beach, WA ~ USA October … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #65: Pick a Place ~

During my thirty year career, our go-to place for vacation was log cabin #1, at a small resort, Beach Haven, on the northwest shore of Orcas Island, WA After each school year of counseling, being in this quiet place with … Continue reading

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