sights of life from a passerby

Cell shots

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Falling Water Water Everywhere

Big falls … “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls” Burney Falls

Resting falls … “‘Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters’”

Little falls … “He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.” Fordyce Falls Creek

Water Water Everywhere #94


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Smoky Swan Sunday


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Looking down on myself … last chance

Before Heading Out — Last DSLR

Looking down on our barbecue … hoping

The owl who came to dinner — Last cell

Brian’s Last on the Card — July 2021

Six Word Saturday — July 31, 2021


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Squared Trees in California — #3

Southeastern inland: Mammoth Mountain Dead Forest … where the CO2 gas seeped up from below to kill the trees. Posted warnings tell parents and pet owners to keep little ones away. (See https://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-81/Intro/facts-sheet/GasKillingTrees.html)

“And the remaining trees of his forests will be so few that a child could write them down”

Becky’s Squares — July #TreeSquared


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Squared Trees in California — #2

Inland Northern trail near Mt. Shasta, laboring up the dusty trail, hot and sweaty. But look up, where “… over everything the glory will be a canopy.”

Becky’s Squares – July #TreeSquared


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Squared Trees in California

Coastal mossy madrona along the Dipsea Trail. ” … how is the wood of a vine different from that of a branch from any of the trees in the forest?” Or a blanket of moss from leaves?

Becky’s Squares July — #TreeSquared


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Top down, a mighty big place

Looking south from the trail …

Or looking north from the top of The Nipple, “I see skies of blue” above the Pacific Crest Trail.

Weekend Sky

It’s a Wonderful World — Lens-Artists Challenge #15


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Dessert … at last!

Last photo on the cell — May 2021


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Texture in the Way of Life

Texture on the hiking trail

Texture of light and brick in Sacramento

CFFC — Texture

Which Way Photo Challenge

And what about the elastic texture of time? It flies smoothly when having fun, yet drags roughly when dutifully dogging work.

I’ve not had time to capture or create an image to express this taffy-pull challenge of returning to work, that necessary reality tugging time from photography. And, therein lies the rub of my existential Which Way Photo Challenge: take time to make a living or make time to take a photo.

All hail the end of the COVID-battical!


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Two Shades of Bright — Squared

Looking into the window of a lighting shop in Sacramento.

Early sun landing on the airport hangar rooftops in Truckee, as seen through the window.

Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge

Becky’s Squares — BrightSquare

Monday Window


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The Last Photos of March 2021

Last full moon waning — last on the DSLR

Last trail trekked — last on the cell camera

Bushboy’s Last Photo Challenge — March

Just One Person From Around the World — ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes


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Colors of Rust and Decay

All out of gas

not that it matters when you break down on the trail

Oh, scrap!

CFFC — Rusty or Decayed


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Silver Branches

“make artistic designs for work in … silver”

Color Your World: Silver


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Snow Buddies — socially distanced

Outdoor dining at Winnemucca Lake, Round Top Mountain ahead

Brian (aka Bushboy) — Last on the Cell


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Bark and Bark Again

For every bark, there is a season.

“a season for every activity under the heavens: … a time to uproot …

… a time to tear down …

… a time to scatter …

… a time to embrace … and a time for peace.”

CFFC – Bark


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Nature deSaturated

Or color splashes in black and white


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Hidden Falls finalie

The final view on a hike in Hidden Falls Regional Park.

The Last on the iPhone — January 2021


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Look Up — Climb Up

“the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

Becky’s Squares Challenge — Uplifting


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Icy Echo

Serenity on ice … socially distanced … frozen and docked … and the skaters still skate.

Bushboy’s Last Photo of December 2020


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Flower of a Different Sort

After the bloom … before deep winter … red-gold leaves on December’s flowering pear tree. “For every thing, there is a season ….”


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2020 Hindsight … getting over the crazy

Whatever is true and pure … focus there … and give thanks.