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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135: A Glimpse into My World ~

A Tale of Four Seasons in Two Places Spring: In my world, spring is the first season of the year. It is a time of renewal, light returning, life lifting and shifting, new birth and hope. In Long Beach, spring … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #106: Autumn ~

  Summer blossoms fade, as fruit and seed ripen into autumn’s brilliance, while fields and gardens bulge with nature’s bounty. As our sun sets ever-farther southwest, days shift cooler – nights longer.   Rich cinnamon scents from fallen fruit and withering berries swirl with woodsmoke … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #105: Spring ~

  When threat of frost is almost past, as hydrangea leaves sprout and daffodil blossoms swell within their green sheaths, a new year begins. With fresh life emerging, I creep out of winter’s cave to embrace being once again. wind-stirred … Continue reading

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~ Profuse Tomato Harvest ~

What is the cause of all this bounty? It could be the soil enhancers I added to the garden this past spring, or it might be the particular variety of tomato plants I purchased at our local Master Gardeners sale … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday + FOTD ~


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~ Not Quite Wordless Wednesday + Vernal Equinox Haiku + Cee’s FOTD ~

earth suspends mid-spin daylight and darkness shake hands equal on this day dry leaves and seeds fly green shoots push past winter’s grip amber blossoms lift Cheers!

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~ Cee’s FOTD ~ Purple Crocus ~

On a rainy day, time for a bit of cheer. From the archives!    

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~ Cee’s FOTD ~ Day Lily ~

A little brightness on a cold, snowy, mostly cloudy day!

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~ Raspberry Blossoms and Bombus ~

  Raspberry canes are in bloom and with the warm dry weather are attracting all sorts of pollinators. This Bombus caught my eye and stayed around long enough for me to get my iPhone and snap these shots. Since I … Continue reading

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~ Frosted Violet ~ Wordless Wednesday ~


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