Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fence


Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo provides a challenge every Tuesday.  I like the challenges because they keep me on track with my posting routine, and I also get to read some really cool stuff from others in this world.

So this week the challenge is Fence. I looked through my photos once again and found a plethora of shots I could use.  I was reminded that there are many forms of fences and they serve differing purposes.

I hope you have enjoyed my photos.  Happy reading!  🙂

WordPress Photo Challenge: Pure


It’s that time again — the WordPress photo challenge to close out the week. This time the theme is simply : Pure.

Share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment. “Pure” can convey wholesomeness, something undiluted, or simplicity.

Google tells me a little of the history of the word — “1250-1300; Middle English pur < Old French < Latin pūrus clean,unmixed, plain, pure“. Google knows all.

So one of the photos I present, while not the best in photographic terms with a bit too much glare from the sun, always gives me the feeling of pure. The water, the snow, the ice, the air.  It was taken during a trip to the Pacific NW back in 2012.  A small stream up in Snoqualmie Pass, in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle. For an Aussie unaccustomed to scenes like this, the cold was far outweighed by the wow factor.

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The second shot again gives me the feeling of pure — pure beauty, as Mt Rainier comes up out of a rather gloomy winter vista.  I would never get tired of seeing this from my back garden.

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