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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colors ~

When the ocean roils with waves and wind, it leaves traces on the shore in a symphony of foam. The etherial hues of sea foam are a delight to behold. Light suffused through mist and spray creates a lovely blue … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes ~

When I retired, eight years ago, my colleagues would ask me, “What are you going to do with your time?” My standard answer was that I planned to focus my energy on the creative passions I’d tucked in around the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #96: Cropping The Shot ~

Lovely as it is, especially on Mother’s Day, yet with a bit of cropping it’s even better. Shortening the foreground brings the focus to mama Mallard and chicks. Reducing left and right borders brings the hen’s eye in line with … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #95: All Wet, or Almost! ~

Stormy weather Rainclouds tumbling in from the Pacific Ocean announce with a rainbow that I’m about to get wet!  Shorebirds sometimes appear to be oblivious to the wave action around them, however I’ve never witnessed a bird being overpowered by … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge#94: At Home in Long Beach, WA ~

When we first took tours through the available units at The Breakers, on first sight I knew this was the one I wanted. Furnishings, wall colors, flooring, window treatments and linens could all be upgraded and changed. The essential attraction … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #93: A Week of Mornings ~ Report from The Edge of a Continent ~

It is 2:30 a.m. Through our barely open bedroom window, the reassuring rumble of Pacific Ocean high-tide lulls me back to sleep. At 7:30, Jello puts her nose on my pillow to awaken me. While she has her breakfast, I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going Back ~

For thirty years my husband and I vacationed on Orcas Island, WA – USA. Memories of the peaceful place we stayed would help power me through each year of counseling high school students. When I arrived, my body, mind and … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity ~

“Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly Into the mystic.” Van Morrison Land, ocean and sky – essential elements of life – in a quiet moment between rainstorms. April 1, 2020.  In the hierarchy … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #90: Distance ~

Distance has several distinct, yet connected meanings. In its essence it is the space between two things or people. Wind turbines atop the Columbia River Gorge demonstrate visual distance and symbolize the conceptual distance between Washington State, and current Washington … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #89: A River Runs Through It ~

My father taught me at an early age that if ever I was lost in a wilderness area, to remember the words from a song by Bob Nolan ,”…somehow it leads me home if I just follow the stream.” Creeks … Continue reading

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