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~Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small ~

For this weeks challenge I’ve selected the soothing, luxurious tones of purple and lavender. Although it is considered a rarely occurring color in nature, the photos in my archives that are of large swaths of color are in the purple … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary. Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick … Continue reading

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~ Dancing Wu Li Master ~ WPC: Twisted ~

On May 6, as Jello and I were on our walk, this parrot tulip in a neighbor’s yard stopped me in my tracks! It brings to my mind the title of Gary Zukav’s book,  The Dancing Wu Li Masters. “…the … Continue reading

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~ Beach Walk Sights ~ WPC: Liquid ~

Weather and tide shape the landscape of every walk I take along the beach. Birds, folks, critters and flotsam observed along the way add context and generate questions about the ever-changing scene. Over the past year my understanding and appreciation … Continue reading

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~ Tide Washed ~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC: Liquid ~

Liquid

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~ In My Shady Garden ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

     Place in the World

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~ Hornet’s Nest? ~ WPC: Unlikely ~

While walking with Jello on a wooded trail in our neighborhood, I stepped over this strange looking outgrowth. I leaned in closer to take a picture and was soon threatened by one of the hornets that were working the outgrowth. … Continue reading

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~ May Day Bouquet ~ In A Vase On Monday + Curvy Lines ~ WPC: Lines ~

The lilac shrub was offered to me by a neighbor, so I don’t know what variety it is and wish I did, because after living year-round in sun and open sky this Syringa is blooming well, staying compact, is not … Continue reading

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~ Doublefile Viburnum ~ WPC: Prolific ~

  Three years ago I started adding Viburnum shrubs to my gardens. They are maturing now and this spring several of the doublefile viburnums are blooming!  The tiny buds are just beginning to open. With the forecast of more sunny … Continue reading

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~ Two-Lips ~ WPC: Awakening ~

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.” Gail Sheehy Spring is here, and so are the (almost) constant rains that make the Pacific Northwest such a verdant place! Since I took this … Continue reading

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