Category Archives: travel

~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge #157 ~ Getting Away ~

Always, my favorite places to get away involve wilderness, nature, water, and the sense of tranquility I feel when I am away from cities, traffic and jostling crowds. Wishing everyone safeĀ travels. Please be kind and stay safe.šŸ¾ https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2021/07/17/lens-artists-photo-challenge-157-getting-away/

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ More from Salt Creek Falls ~

Wishing everyone safeĀ travels. Please be kind and stay safe.šŸ¾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #155: On The Water ~

What wonderful serendipity that the challenge from Journeys with Jonbo, fits with the activities I have been involved in this week. Every summer I join my sister Diana, and brother-in-law Les, to fish the lakes at the summit of Willamette … Continue reading

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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

For this weeks challenge Iā€™ve selected the soothing, luxurious tones of purple and lavender. Although it is considered a rarely occurring color in nature, the photos in my archives that are of large swaths of color are in the purple … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight ~

Tina dished up a favorite subject for me with this challenge! I’m in Long Beach, WA – USA and have been enjoying listening to songbirds and taking photos. Though I have a vast catalog of shots I could use, I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #139: Special Moments ~

This week, in response to Tina’s challenge to feature “moments that take your breath away,” I’ve selected five photos taken over the past five years on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State, USA. Each one was a gift from … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129: Favorite images from 2020 ~

In mid-March, Creighton, Jello and I were enjoying time at our condominium at the Breakers in Long Beach, when Washington Governor Inslee, issued a stay in place decree. We compared the coronavirus case-count/death-count for Clark County (145/8) and Pacific County … Continue reading

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~ Report from the Edge of a Continent ~ Storm Surge ~

Friday morning, November 13: Evidence of a storm brewing. Big clouds stream from the south along our western horizon. Deposits of wave generated sea foam extend along the shoreline at ebb tide. Sunday, November 15. Yesterday and today, gale force … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What A Treat! ~

What a treat: to awaken to the rumble of the Pacific Ocean in the distance, to breathe the essence of salt sea air on a crisp Autumn day,  to feel the sunā€™s warmth on my shoulders, is it breaks through … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 119: My Hideaway ~

Leya has invited us to show our favorite hideaway this week. As it happens, I have two special places to relax, write, read and think. When we’re home in Vancouver during the summertime, my hideaway is under a bower near … Continue reading

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