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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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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #183: Memorable Events ~

Those of you who have followed my blog are familiar with our wonderful beagle, Jello. Last month I featured her on Lens-Artists Challenge #178. Sadly, last week Jello passed away from congestive heart failure. She was with us at the … 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 #174: Shapes and Designs ~

Nature offers us many interesting shapes and designs. Sometimes I’ll take a picture of a scene, like the field of dandelions and sky filled with light puffy clouds below, simply because the repeated pattern delights me! Bubbles on the beach, … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #169: The Ordinary ~

Here is another challenge right up my alley. When I’m outside, it’s not unusual to find me crouched down to get a photo of some small bit of life passing by. As Jello and I were on our way to … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #163: Keep Walking ~

When I was younger, I was a runner. Then my knees started to give out and I decided walking was better suited to my body. Since joining our family six years ago, Jello has made sure I get at least … Continue reading

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~ Lens Artist’s Photo Challenge #161: Feet and Shoes ~

Most summers of my childhood I spent barefoot. Even today, the freedom my feet feel when out of socks and shoes is a relief I sense throughout my body. Pedicures became essential as I aged, and now are a ritual … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Chillin’ In The Garden ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 156: Black and White ~

Fort Columbia State Park is one of the most intact historic coastal defense sites in the US. Constructed between 1896 and 1903, renovated during WWII and decommissioned in 1947, it is now a day-use park on Chinook Point in Washington … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152 ~ Shades & Shadows ~

“Every picture has its shadows  And it has some source of light…”  Joni Mitchell Shadows add another dimension to the flat surface of photographs. I especially enjoy wavy shadows on water. Shadows also add a sense of drama… …and, as in … Continue reading

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