Category Archives: travel

~ 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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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot ~

Windows offer a challenging way to frame shots. Sometimes the results are lovely, as in the photo below.  Pacific Ocean view, from a window in North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, WA Because many of my photos are taken in natural settings, … Continue reading

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~ Discoveries ~

During the week I was at Crescent Creek with my sister Diana, we took an afternoon drive east to the Crane Prairie Marshes. She had seen White Pelicans there a week or so earlier, but they had already moved on. However, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #57: Taking A Break ~

Being the in-house barista and omelette-chef in our home, it is always a welcome break to be treated to brunch.  When we stay on Long Beach, we often go to Bailey’s Bakery & Cafe in Nahcotta. Some folks consider walking … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes ~

When I was a young girl, my family lived in the center of Washington State, USA. Every summer my parents made sure we kids had a get-away vacation. Sometimes we visited National Parks, and often we camped at quiet places … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #55: Dreamy ~

This past week Jello and I have been at the summit of Willamette Pass in Oregon, USA. Even with a personal hotspot, I was unable to get internet connection here, which is why I’m late posting to this challenge. With all … Continue reading

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