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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #144: Taking Flight ~

Tina dished up a favorite subject for me with this challenge! I’m in Long Beach, WA – USA and have been enjoying listening to songbirds and taking photos. Though I have a vast catalog of shots I could use, I … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #139: Special Moments ~

This week, in response to Tina’s challenge to feature “moments that take your breath away,” I’ve selected five photos taken over the past five years on the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State, USA. Each one was a gift from … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129: Favorite images from 2020 ~

In mid-March, Creighton, Jello and I were enjoying time at our condominium at the Breakers in Long Beach, when Washington Governor Inslee, issued a stay in place decree. We compared the coronavirus case-count/death-count for Clark County (145/8) and Pacific County … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Challenge #120 – What A Treat! ~

What a treat: to awaken to the rumble of the Pacific Ocean in the distance, to breathe the essence of salt sea air on a crisp Autumn day,  to feel the sun’s warmth on my shoulders, is it breaks through … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 119: My Hideaway ~

Leya has invited us to show our favorite hideaway this week. As it happens, I have two special places to relax, write, read and think. When we’re home in Vancouver during the summertime, my hideaway is under a bower near … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 117: A Photo Walk ~

It was overcast and gray when Jello and I took our morning walk the other day at Long Beach, Washington. Looking back at the berm where we leave the Discovery Trail and enter the beach, a rugged cross marks the … Continue reading

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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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~ 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 #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 #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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