Category Archives: photography

Easter Then and Now

Back then, I wore a new dress every Easter. I usually had a new hat too and sometimes a new lightweight matching jacket. We called it a duster. (I was in eighth grade in this photo, out in the backyard … Continue reading

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Secrets and Revelations

The allure of secrets. Keep something secret, and suddenly everyone wants to know what it is. I’m thinking now of John Wayne, an actor who became famous for his portrayal of the strong, silent type of cowboy. Watching his movies, … Continue reading

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Blogging, Three Years and Counting

  I started my blog on August 7, 2013, more than three years ago. Since then, I’ve published 177 posts–not many in comparison to some of my more prolific blogging buddies. Still, when I started, I couldn’t have imagined writing … Continue reading

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Crossing the Mts., Scenes of Eastern Washington

  When I visit my daughter, I start out on the cloudy, sometimes rainy, side of Washington State. The side of cedars and Douglas firs, salt water beaches, and skyscrapers. I begin at sea level and head up into the … Continue reading

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After Acupuncture, a Walk Around Town.

During my forty-five-minute appointment at Quan Yin Acupuncture, I have needles up and down my back, in  my arms, hands, legs, the top of my head. After the doctor removes them, I make another appointment and walk to my car. … Continue reading

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Beach Walk on a Sunny Winter Day

A sunny day in winter, and I had nothing to do after church but get out and enjoy the nice weather. In my town, the most picturesque places are a couple of beaches with a boardwalk in between. I parked … Continue reading

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What Was I Thinking!?

 Turning onto my street as I finished my afternoon walk, I was struck by the way a scattering of yellow leaves caught the sunlight. Too bad I hadn’t brought a camera, I thought. Oh well. I went inside and put … Continue reading

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In Praise of Rest Stops

My daughter lives on the other side of Washington State, 243 miles and four and a half hours away. Four-and-a-half hours, that is, if you drive straight through. And I never drive straight through. On the trip to her house, … Continue reading

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The Serenity of a Japanese Garden

When you walk under the red lacquered torii gate and enter the Japanese Garden at Butchart Gardens, you step into a world that seems far removed from the flashy, showy gardens behind you. No wonder. The aesthetic of a Japanese … Continue reading

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Little Things

Most days I watch the news while I eat lunch. I slurp my healthy soup, chomp on my organic salad, and swallow my vitamins while I fill my mind with contentious, noxious images and talk. Not a recipe for whole … Continue reading

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