WordPress Photo Challenge: “Cheeky” Loose Hens

Nothing like a couple of seasoned old gals turned loose on our 2017 Irish adventure.  I’m on the left with my friend Deb.  In our sixties and getting cheekier every day!

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – “The Serenity of Tea”

It’s not always possible to escape to beautiful places in nature to find serenity.  In winter I find serenity with a good book and a nice a cup of nice tea in the comfort of my own home.  (Actually these photos were taken last summer in Ireland.  The cottage looked so serene I took this photo- but I do love a nice “cuppa”)IMG_0900

 

 

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Temporary- A Veteran Remembered

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Bruce Pass, US Air Force circa 1943

I never thought too much about Veteran’s Day until this year in the aftermath of my father’s passing.  Dad was a proud WW ll veteran.  He would usually leave the house wearing his Air Force commemorative cap with lots of shiny pins on it.  How temporary life is.

This one’s for you, Dad….

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Bruce Pass (far left) with B-52 squadron

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Veteran Remembered

What was it like?

I should have asked

You tucked in the tail of a B-24 bomber

A machine gun your only company

Flying in formation at night

Above the restless waters of the Pacific

And foreign lands

Not knowing what the dark skies would bring

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: A Peek Into the Past

A continuation of last week’s challenge- out in the “junk garden” of  the old mining community of  Jawbone Flat in the Opal Creek Wilderness Area.  The forest is slowly claiming the remnants of  a life gone by.

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Weekly Photo Challenge- The Curves of Forgotten Relics

Deep in the Opal Creek Wilderness lies Jawbone Flat, a tiny mining community that operated in the 1930s and 1940s.  It is currently the site of the Opal Creek Education Center, dedicated to the study of Old Growth Forests.  Left behind is a treasure trove of old equipment from the heyday of the Shiny Rock Mining Company.  I find beauty in their forms, nestled in the forest.


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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge- The Windows of Paris

There are many more, but these are a few of my favorites.

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The Louvre entrance
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Sainte-Chapelle

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner- The Intersection of Sun & Moon

I caught these images on concrete during the recent total eclipse in Oregon.  As the moon covered the sun, the image in the sky was projected on the ground in the shadows of leaves.  It was spellbinding.Eclipse Shadow1Eclipse Shadow2Eclipse Shadow3

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