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Last view of November

On the trail or on the rails? Which way? Last photo on the DSLR.

The first sign of Christmas shall be the last photo on my cell. As my daughter lives 3,000 miles away, we decorate together by sending cell pics to each other. My mother bought this Nativity set in 1963. Remembering setting it up and turning the key to play its music brings her back to me. This year, looking at the old box’s splitting seams, I noticed the sticker for the first time: Einneitspappkasten? Hachstgawidt? “Made in Germany.”

Brian’s Last on the Card – November 2021

Which Way Photo Challenge – November 26


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Fall into Winter

“He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.”

The week before, the trail was clear, and the aspen leaves blocked the sky overhead. What a change a bomb cyclone has made. This day, the snow was 8 to 12 inches deep, and golden leaves dotted the crystalline carpet.

Lens-Artists Challenge #172: A Day of My Week


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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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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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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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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


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

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