sights of life from a passerby

Nature

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Seed’s Eye View of Blue

and of the sky over the neighborhood meadow. From this perspective, the grass is as tall as the cottonwood tree.

Weekend Sky #46

Sunday Stills — October sans pink


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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 — #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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Found Fenced Flowers — A to Z

Azalea or rhododendron? “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come …”

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Six Word Saturday


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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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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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Sunday rain flames out

After the rain, as the day ends, the setting sun ignites the clearing clouds.

Sunday Stills — March 7


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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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In my world, the Sun Played Hide and Seek

… on the moss tops of the rocks outside my window today, teasing me to catch the light as it danced into and reflected from the moss. I never quite tagged it.

“Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of man.”

Lens Artists Challenge #135: A Glimpse Into Your World


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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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The Gull’s Gall — Rock Peace

“Peacemakers who sow in peace shall reap a harvest of righteousness.”


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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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Save the Endangered Tree Fog

… “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”


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2020 Hindsight … getting over the crazy

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


Resurgence

Hope Snag in Snow ©

At the top of the world, little grows in the dead of winter … and yet the sun brings forth hope.


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My Sierra

Woods Lake Hike

Take a hike

 


Blown Away

 

Blown away ©

Winter’s a beach


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As January should be

Needled Snow © … not as it is