Category Archives: weekly photo challenge

~ Hornet’s Nest? ~ WPC: Unlikely ~

While walking with Jello on a wooded trail in our neighborhood, I stepped over this strange looking outgrowth. I leaned in closer to take a picture and was soon threatened by one of the hornets that were working the outgrowth. … Continue reading

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~ May Day Bouquet ~ In A Vase On Monday + Curvy Lines ~ WPC: Lines ~

The lilac shrub was offered to me by a neighbor, so I don’t know what variety it is and wish I did, because after living year-round in sun and open sky this Syringa is blooming well, staying compact, is not … Continue reading

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~ Doublefile Viburnum ~ WPC: Prolific ~

  Three years ago I started adding Viburnum shrubs to my gardens. They are maturing now and this spring several of the doublefile viburnums are blooming!  The tiny buds are just beginning to open. With the forecast of more sunny … Continue reading

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~ Two-Lips ~ WPC: Awakening ~

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.” Gail Sheehy Spring is here, and so are the (almost) constant rains that make the Pacific Northwest such a verdant place! Since I took this … Continue reading

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~ WPC: Smile ~

When I walk the trails between The Breakers and the Pacific Ocean, I am filled with a sense of wonder and discovery. There is always something different or new to hear and see. Like this bird perched on top of … Continue reading

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~ Rising Crow ~ WPC: Sunrise – Sunset ~

If you browse my WordPress site you will find many lovely sunset photos taken at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.   However, in this challenge I’ve decided to opt for a subtle sunrise shot taken on a morning … Continue reading

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~ I’ll Take Water ~ WPC: Favorite Place ~

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” Leonardo da Vinci My favorite places have water nearby – streams, lakes, rivers, the ocean – being where I hear, see, touch water brings a sense of tranquility to my soul. When … Continue reading

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