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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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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge # 64: Countryside and/or Small Towns ~ In Praise of Washington ~

I grew up on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Washington where our ‘end of the road’ neighborhood was surrounded by apple, cherry, peach and apricot orchards. From the fruited valleys, my family moved to a 40 acre farm near Pullman, Washington … Continue reading

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