1970 Vietnam War Protest ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Accomplishment

As this week of highlighting “accomplishment” comes to a close, I feel compelled to talk about my participation in student protests against the war in Vietnam. It was a time of passion on college campuses, and a defining moment for our country. Creighton and I had been married less than a year. We were both students at the UW; he was a month away from earning his BA and I was a junior. When the call came out to march, we joined in. We walked side by side past the Burke Museum, west on 45th Street and onto I-5. When faced with a line of SWAT police officers, those of us in the front sat down.

Seattle3-May-5th-257This was one of many marches that occurred across the nation — and it made a difference. The leaders of our country could no longer ignore the rising tide of civil discontent. I still am proud to have been a part of this remarkable, grassroots movement, which remains as proof that when a group of people have a reasonable argument that is ignored by their leaders, they will rise — and change will occur.

Seattle2-May-5th-cropThanks to Al Young — who marched with Creighton and me and is still a dear friend — for giving me the link to these photos: http://www.pophistorydig.com

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Project V ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Achievement

There are many things I’ve done successfully which required effort, courage and/or skill. Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, 45 year marriage (through better and worse, in sickness and in health) a 30 year career, a home to live in and a yard to play in. When I started this blog, my goal was to “be the artist I am.”

Recently, I completed five illuminations to illustrate a poem that will be in Judi Goldberg’s (judigoldberg.wordpress.com) upcoming hand-made book of poems — Cross Purposes. In a future post I will provide photos of the making of these illuminations. In response to this week’s challenge here are the five finished V’s — an achievement I treasure.

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River Otter at Dawn ~Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Minimal

P1020800 - Version 2Another lovely scene with no photographic enhancements. Just what it looked like as I snapped the shot.


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Penny Collection ~ Sunday Stills ~ Something from the 1940’s

This collection of pennies from the 1940’s and 50’s has been in my husbands possession since he was a young boy (also “made” in the ’40’s!). Incomplete as it is, there is no doubt these little gems were from that era.

IMG_1608I’d love to finish out the collection, though I don’t actively seek to find the missing pieces. If you have any, please feel free to comment or contact me!

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Readers ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Minimalist

I have been waiting for just the right challenge to post this shot.


I love to capture moments like this when by accident of light and place a perfect image presents itself.

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Downward Climb ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Descent

Into The Palouse June 20, 2014 landing in a Horizon airplane at Pullman-Moscow Airport.

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Autumn Surprises ~ Sunday Stills ~ Fall Folliage

It’s berry ripening time here in the Pacific Northwest. Holly berries are shading from chartreuse to tangerine and the Porcelain berries are showing us why they have that name! Throughout the Willamette valley you will find vast acres of Blueberry shrubs like this one with bright crimson leaves shining.

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