Tag Archives: outdoors

~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #208: Summer Vibes ~

I just arrived back home in Vancouver, WA from my annual fishing trip at Odell Lake, with my older sister Diana, and brother-in-law Les. Although the fishing was not as good as usual, the setting in the Deschutes National Forest … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #206: Treasures ~

All week I have been contemplating the subject of our photo challenge – treasure – asking myself, “what do I treasure and why?” As I thought about it while sitting under a bower of vine maple leaves, surrounded by old … Continue reading

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~ Words of Wisdom ~ Trees ~

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” –Alice Walker. Wherever you are blessed to be with trees, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Great Honker! ~

Whatever trails you follow, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Nature Walks ~

As we enter the holiday season, please continue to be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #172: A Day in My Life – Gone Fishing! ~

Trout fishing from boats on beautiful wild northwest lakes is a team sport in my family. We all have a stake in the outcome, so we work together to find where fish are biting, lure them to bite our hook, … Continue reading

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~ Lens Artists Photo Challenge #157 ~ Getting Away ~

Always, my favorite places to get away involve wilderness, nature, water, and the sense of tranquility I feel when I am away from cities, traffic and jostling crowds. Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾 https://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2021/07/17/lens-artists-photo-challenge-157-getting-away/

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~ Miller Lake ~ A Gem of the Cascades ~

  During my fishing vacation, my sister and brother-in-law took me on a day trip to Miller Lake, about an hour from our campground. Along the way we stopped to take pictures of Mt. Thielsen, an extinct shield volcano, elevation 9,183 … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~ Odell Lake Reflections ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

Wishing everyone safe harbor, as we navigate uncharted waters.🐾

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