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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is… ~

…finding a shady spot on a summer day, …a morning walk and sniff through the dunes, …helping with the gardening, …snuggling with my loved ones, …a romp at the beach, …hanging out with friends and family, …and napping by a … Continue reading

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~ Weekly Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be… ~

Upon my retirement over five years ago, my time has been mine to manage. When I think “I’d rather be…” I have to say “…and what/who is stopping me?” As I scrolled through my ever-expanding email inbox this morning, I … Continue reading

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~ Darlin’ Companion ~ Take 1 ~ WPC: Beloved ~

  More to come! Beloved

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~ End of Year Wrap ~ WPC: Favorites ~

Here are some of my favorite photos from 2017 ~ many taken at Long Beach. The posts that received the most ‘likes’ on my site in 2017 have commonalities: they tell a short story with words and photos, the theme is of/from … Continue reading

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~ In Keeping With The Season ~

Wishing you a warm and comfy holiday!

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~ A Week At Long Beach + WPC: Serene ~

Our morning didn’t start out serene — quite the opposite! Around 4:30 a wild call from outside aroused both Jello and me. “Loon?” — I wondered — “not at this time of day!”  Then the yips started — little barks … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach – Tuesday + WPC: Transformation ~

Lucky for me, Jello forces me up around 7:00 to get her breakfast and take her out.  Though the wind was strong and there was a light rain, we made it to the beach and back without getting soaked! However, … Continue reading

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~ I’m Outa Here! ~ WPC: Temporary ~

One day at the beach Jello came upon a rather deep hole some enterprising young people had dug.  She sniffed around the edges, then slipped down the side. Clearly unhappy there, she instantly bounded out just as I snapped this photo! Temporary

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~ Sunrise At The Edge Of A Continent ~ WPC: Glow 2 ~

This morning, Jello and I walked to the beach before sunrise. The air was clean and mist clung to the dunes, as she romped and I ambled. Sun shimmered on the crest of incoming waves in soft hues of pink … Continue reading

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~ Where’s The Deer? ~ WPC: Waiting ~

At the crest of a knoll in the dunes, Jello stops, looks, sniffs and waits! White-tail deer reside in the area and Jello has encountered them on our walk through the dunes before.  Not this morning though!  Waiting  

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