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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

I love pictures of old stumps and pieces of wood; they hold such fascinating textures and multitudinous shades of brown, green, gold, gray. These are two of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them on this Earth Day! Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth xoxo ~knit equals joy This is my 200th post!  Woo hoo!!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

The challenge: For this week’s challenge, show us something that represents security. It could be your kids happily reading under their favorite throw blanket. It could be a roaring fire chasing away the last of winter’s cold. It could be a worry stone you keep in your pocket or that favorite tee shirt that makes […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Shell Mountain at The Fish Peddler in Bay City, Oregon. It’s always an impressive sight when driving along the 101 on the Oregon Coast. I learned that the best shells are replanted and reseeded in the company’s oyster beds to provide for continued sustainability. Pretty remarkable! Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense Here’s a short news story […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

The Challenge: This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life….You can mix and match places, people, objects, and activities that represent your idea of a harmonious, pleasing combination.  ~Ben Huberman, The Daily Post Bright leaf, beachy grasses, feathers, sand. I love how these found objects create a unified whole. Weekly Photo […]

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Wordless Weekend: B&W

I recently entered three photos in our local photography shop’s black and white photo contest.  I didn’t win, but it did give me the idea for this post. Enjoy that beautiful world out there!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

This week’s challenge: capture a shadow that’s a meaningful part of the image. It was a lovely day on the Oregon Coast, with ideal lighting conditions that sent me seeking photographic treasures, with this image a prized find. I love the specific shadow cast by the sand dollar, repeating the curve of the sand dollar […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

This week’s theme made clear to me why this piece of art holds such charm for me. Seen at Scappoose Bagel. Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful II

Ornamental grasses strike me as elegant and graceful: swaying mildly in breezes, never clunky; softening hard edges through gentle curves of stem and plume. Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful Taken at The Dalles Readiness Center.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful

This challenge was a bit difficult for me – only because it was hard to narrow it down. Ben, in his WordPress post, says this about gracefulness: “Gracefulness is a tricky quality — it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment.” I often find this harmony at the beach…in […]

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WW: A Day in Cannon Beach

Wordless Wednesday – late in the day, but nevertheless… Right now there is talk of snow – here in the Willamette Valley and at the Coast – which is pretty exciting for us, as we don’t experience many snowstorms, or even snowfalls. These pictures, though, were taken in October when I spent a few days […]