L-APC #159: Postcards

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #159: Postcards Ana is the guest host for this challenge and she had a brilliant idea of using postcards for the topic. Postcards have quickly become a relic. I can't remember the last time I saw any for sale. Everything concerning communication is so instant now, paper communication for the most part... Continue Reading →

L-AC: Back Roads

Lens-Artist Challenge #158- Back Country Roads I couldn't pass up this challenge. The hard part is not flooding this post with so many photos! We love back roads and go for a drive just for fun, to get out of the house. It's refreshing and gets our brains out of a rut. So I have... Continue Reading →

L-A #154: Two Ways

Lens-Artists #154 One photo, two ways. I'm interpreting this as the same subject two ways. Flower without a bee. Flower with a bee. There's an elk in this photo. She's a long way away. Even this photo is zoomed in somewhat. Did you find her? If you click on the photo, you can see a... Continue Reading →

L-A Photo Challenge #143

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April The Irises are blooming! This is not from this year though. It's called Badlands. I call it spectacular! Dandelions are taking over our yard. This one is almost perfect though. Another Iris that is mind boggling. It's called Team Spirit. How do they get those orange beards on a... Continue Reading →

L-A Photo Challenge: You Pick It

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #142: You Pick It Ah! We pick the topic for this one! I think I'll go with the phenomenal sun halo we saw last year in June. It was an amazing sight that got even better with the clouds. According to earthsky.org "Halos around the sun or moon are caused by high,... Continue Reading →

Lens-Artist Challenge #130

Lens-Artist Challenge #130- Close Encounters Thanks to Anne Sandler for hosting this week's challenge and for her excellent explanation of the difference between close-up and macro photography. It was very informative! I love doing macro shots. It's like looking into another world to me. Sure, most of my macros are of insects and flowers. Those... Continue Reading →

Lens-Artist Challenge #125

L-A C #125- You Pick It This week for the Lens-Artist Challenge we pick our own topic. Tina used Wabi-Sabi for her topic which I thought was great. Quoted from Tina's post: "Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept that recognizes beauty in the imperfections of life and the natural cycle of growth and decay." I didn't... Continue Reading →

Lens-Artist #103- Surprise

Lens-Artist Challenge #103- Surprise It was a pleasant surprise when a cactus I rescued presented me with these flowers. It was a thrill and surprise when the great Denali revealed itself. It had been completely hidden by clouds the days before. A Christmas light throwing 3D rays in the fog. This sunset. A picnic table... Continue Reading →

One Single Flower

Lens Artist Photo Challenge: One single flower. I just started following Travels and Trifles. The photo challenges look like a lot of fun. This week, the challenge host is Cee and the challenge is one single flower. An amazing cactus flower An orchid The incredible Iris

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