~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastel Colors ~

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Rose Quartz and pink Lamium maculatum.

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Morning light over Saturna and Waldron Islands.

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Autumn Hydrangea

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Artichoke Heart

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Ocean Foam

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Crescent Creek Sunrise

 

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #12: Path ~

Back from the beach with fresh photos of trails and paths we explored.

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Every morning (and usually afternoon too!), Jello and I take the path maintained by The Breakers, to and from the beach. The weather was so lovely this visit, I took Jello to Cape Disappointment State Park, for a walk through the forest.

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The path from “Beard’s Hollow” connects with the Discovery Trail, and took us out to the beach just below North Head Lighthouse.

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A footbridge over wetlands.

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Deer path – of which there are many throughout the peninsula!

Earlier this summer Creighton and I toured the recently re-opened North Head Lighthouse.  Below is a look back at it from the top of the trail leading to the light house keeper’s quarters.

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And, here is the same footpath and the lighthouse keeper’s quarters, as viewed from atop the lighthouse.

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Of the many paths I have travelled in life, those that take me into and through nature are my favorites! Wishing you “Happy Trails” always.

Thank you Tina, for another inspiring challenge! Got me out with my camera on a nice day! 

https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2018/09/22/lens-artists-challenge-12-path/

 

 

 

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Moonset ~

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~ Under A Periwinkle Sky ~

Once again I am in a place where, even with my personal hot-spot cell connection, I’m unable to load photos onto my blog, or look at the ones my WordPress friends are offering for view! Grump!!  Not sure if there’s a fix, but for this week I’m sticking to word pictures and will get some drafts ready to post when I get back home on Saturday.

life in the slow-down lane

starts on the freeway

ends with a view across the dunes 

to where ocean and shore unite

under a periwinkle sky

2018©Lindy Low Le Coq

 

 

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #11: Small Is Beautiful”

Growing up nearsighted, I was fascinated when I inspected small things up-close. Whether I brought the item to my eyes, or got myself close enough to see it, little things intrigued me.

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I hope you enjoy these examples of lovely, small events in nature.

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In response to Amy’s challenge:  “Small is Beautiful”

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Surfacing ~

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Once again, I apologize to my WordPress friends for being absent without explanation! Too much happening all at once and lack of connectivity for part of that time. A trip to the beach is on my horizon, so more time to reflect and reconnect!

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~ Lense-Artist Photo Challenge #10: Fences ~

This fence, surrounding a construction site at a public park, let’s everyone know exactly why it is here and how we are expected to behave in the area!

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I much prefer the gentle welcome of this guardrail, guiding me down the trail.

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Beach Haven ~ Orcas Island, WA – USA

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Sunburst design on a wooden fence gate, Orcas Island, WA – USA

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Harvey Low, with his horses in the morning, Pullman, WA – USA ~1967

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LaJolla CA – USA

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