Category Archives: weekly photo challenge

~ In Wildness ~ Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage ~

Something that represents my heritage is the love of nature and being outdoors — whether in my gardens, at a park or in the wild. Camping, fishing, exploring lakes and streams, mountains and the ocean, as well as visiting national … Continue reading

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~ Condensation Trail ~ WPC: Reflecting ~

It was early morning — just after sunup at the 5,000 foot summit of Willamette Pass, Oregon — USA.  The water surface on Odell Lake was a gentle roll of motion reflecting the surrounding forests and a blue sky streaked … Continue reading

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~ “Slip Slidin’ Away” ~ WPC: Danger! ~

From fall to late spring in the Pacific Northwest, moss can turn sidewalks and driveways into dangerous places to tread. “You know the nearer your destination The more you’re slip slidin’ away” Paul Simon I feel this way about my country … Continue reading

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~ Shorebirds ~ Bird Haiku + WPC: Wanderlust 2 ~

In my last post I mentioned my goal to identify the various shorebirds I was able to photograph. This one was all alone, foraging the shallows along a fresh-water marsh at Long Beach, WA. alert black eyes watch solitary stilt walker edges … Continue reading

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~ Bird Haiku + WPC: Wanderlust ~

This past week at Long Beach, WA, breeding and migrating birds were the main attraction for me. Tree Swallows and Barn Swallows swooped through the air, cleaning out marsh bugs and flirting with potential mates. barn swallows on rail a … Continue reading

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~ Mid-Spring at The Breakers + WPC: Earth ~

After three weeks away, much is changing in the marshland between our condominium and the beach. Though rains continue to sweep through the region, the spread of the water is decreasing. The Mallard couple we watched before, now have a brood … Continue reading

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~ Mother Earth Haiku ~

4/17 your Christmas cactus blooming on Easter Monday so like you dear friend   4/18 you gave me prized rocks each one with its history of beauty and love   4/19 we strolled the pathway synchronous in nurturing gardens and girlfriends   … Continue reading

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