~ Quiet Sunset ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience ~

Today’s photograph is one I believe exemplifies ambience — the perception one experiences when enveloped in an environment that impacts our senses and affects our feelings.

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Beach Haven, Orcas Island, Washington – USA

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~ Icicle Sunrise ~

The view out my study window this morning!

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~ Nature Photo Challenge Day 3 + Skywatch Friday ~

A flash-back to October, 2015 when I attended a reunion of college friends at Lake Tahoe, California USA.

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In an effort to flood Facebook with the beauty of nature, some of us are posting seven days of nature photos. Part of the fun is to tag another nature-loving photographer to join in. Today I’m inviting Cee Neuner, a photographer living in Canby, Oregon who provides wonderful challenges on her WordPress blog. https://ceenphotography.com/

Cee, if you accept this invitation, please continue the challenge by posting a favorite nature photo on facebook, and inviting another person to join in the fun daily, for the next 7 days.

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~ Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 2 ~

The day is clear and bright, though still freezing and our snow is going nowhere for a while longer! Here is a shot from this morning as the sun was coming up.

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In an effort to flood Facebook with the beauty of nature, some of us are posting seven days of nature photos. Part of the fun is to tag another nature-loving photographer to join in. Today I’m inviting David Patterson, an artist friend who lives in Seattle. Though he was a few years younger than me, David went to the same high school as I did, so we both were influenced by our art teacher — Victor Moore.

David, if you accept the invitation, please continue the challenge by posting a favorite nature photo on facebook, and inviting another person to join in the fun daily, for the next 7 days.

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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January 11, 2017 — 1:00 a.m.

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January 11, 2017 — 10:00 a.m.

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~ Day One ~ Nature Photo Challenge ~

A high school friend, Julia Hecht invited me to join a seven-day nature photo challenge on Facebook. As I understand it, the purpose is to flood Facebook with photos of nature from current or archived files.

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January 17, 2016

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If you accept the invitation, please continue the challenge by posting a favorite nature photo on Facebook, and inviting another person to join in the fun for the next 7 days. Today I’m tagging my dear friend, professional photographer from Portland, Oregon — Loren Nelson.

I decided to post two snaps, but only one is necessary.

 

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~ Another Storm On The Horizon ~ Skywatch Friday ~

This morning the sky is clear and the temperature remain well below freezing (lowest last night was 8 F, or – 13 C). By tonight we will be experiencing snow, freezing rain and all the woes that come with icy conditions.

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This is a shot of storm clouds starting to roll in almost a month ago, when we had our last big snow/ice event!

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