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~ Beach Haven View ~ WPC: Variations On A Theme ~

For this week’s challenge, I offer a slideshow of the view toward Waldron and Saturna Islands, from Cabin 1 at Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA.  For thirty years this was my go to place to center and ground myself … Continue reading

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~ End of Year Wrap ~ WPC: Favorites ~

Here are some of my favorite photos from 2017 ~ many taken at Long Beach. The posts that received the most ‘likes’ on my site in 2017 have commonalities: they tell a short story with words and photos, the theme is of/from … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach ~ Thursday ~

This morning I awoke early and made the mistake of turning on TV news. Within a half hour my frame of mind matched the grey skies outside, so I turned media off.  Though my mood lightened, my senses had been … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach + WPC: Serene ~

Our morning didn’t start out serene — quite the opposite! Around 4:30 a wild call from outside aroused both Jello and me. “Loon?” — I wondered — “not at this time of day!”  Then the yips started — little barks … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach – Tuesday + WPC: Transformation ~

Lucky for me, Jello forces me up around 7:00 to get her breakfast and take her out.  Though the wind was strong and there was a light rain, we made it to the beach and back without getting soaked! However, … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach + WPC: Transformation ~

Sunshine had crested the eastern horizon as Jello and I walked the quarter mile of Discovery Trail to the point where Clark’s Tree sculpture is installed. As we departed the macadam trail, a crow cawed into the coming day. We … Continue reading

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~ A Week At Long Beach – Sunday + WPC: Transformation ~

We arrived Sunday afternoon to pelting rain, but that didn’t keep Jello and me from our ‘arrival’ walk to the beach — her reward for being a patient traveler and then waiting for her people to get our gear out … Continue reading

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