Category Archives: travel

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #198: Light & Shadow ~

This week, Patti invites us to explore the interplay of light and shadow – a favorite subject of mine! In this post are some old favorites plus a couple new ones that I love. The rising sun highlights golden dune … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #188: A Special Place ~

Over the years I have featured many of my favorite places, almost always in nature and close to a body of water. For this challenge from Karina of Murtaghs Meadow, I thought I would get interior and feature the inside … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #186: Low Light ~

Fog is one of my favorite special effects with photography. Just about any time of year, fog and mist are common along the Long Beach Peninsula. I featured the first photo below for a Wordless Wednesday post last month. It … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #184: Travel has taught me ~

Most of my traveling in the past fifteen years has been by automobile and with a dog. So, in response to Amy’s challenge this week, I offer what I have learned to make traveling with a dog comfortable and fun … Continue reading

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~ Cellpick Sunday ~ Low Tide Sunshine ~

Walking close to the ebbing tide, watching the wave layers wash over one another on this lovely afternoon, with the sun suspended in light clouds and sparkling on the water, lifted my spirits. Wherever you journey, please continue to be … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #181: Double Dipping ~

The Long Beach Peninsula, has received eleven inches (28 cm) of rain so far in January 2022, which prompted me to stretch this week’s ‘Double Dipping’ theme to include a side by side photo comparison showing what our marshes at … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #178: You Choose ~

Our wonderful beagle, Jello, was born on the Winter Solstice eleven years ago. She came to live with us when she was four. The young man who gave her to us had her papers from Maryland, so we know her … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge # 173: Interesting Architecture ~

In July, 1994 my husband and I flew to France where we were treated to a three-week excursion with his cousin, Catherine, her husband Jean François, and their daughter Adeline. That was 27 years ago, and my camera was a … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172: A Day in My Life – Gone Fishing! ~

Trout fishing from boats on beautiful wild northwest lakes is a team sport in my family. We all have a stake in the outcome, so we work together to find where fish are biting, lure them to bite our hook, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 159 ~ Postcards ~

In years past, whenever Creighton and I traveled we’d make a point to send postcards to family and friends – postcards with images that reflected the spirit and beauty of the places we were visiting. Selecting the postcards was part … Continue reading

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