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Life Through My Lens

#267 Will Work For Food

| August 21, 2009

Alpaca, 2009. photo taken at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, San Juan Island, WA. Charlene L. Amsden, photographer We spent several weeks this Summer in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Mostly Amoeba was working — teaching at the Friday Harbor Labs — and I wandered around taking photographs. Occasionally Amoeba set aside his microscope and […]

#264 The Deep Blue Sea

| August 18, 2009

Watery Wednesday #49 I have a couple of favorite places here on the island that keep calling my camera and I back over and over again. One of them is Diamond Head Road. I love to drive up to the scenic overlook, park my car, and sit on the side of the lava rock wall. […]

#259 Just Before Sunset

| August 13, 2009

Skywatch Mt. Baker, Summer 2009. This photo was taken from aboard a Washington State Ferry crossing Northern Puget Sound.   If you ever have the chance to ride one of these ferries out of Anacortes, Washington, don’t forget to look back over your shoulder after leaving port.  Mt. Baker is a glorious, not-to-be-missed sight that […]

# 258 Abandoned

| August 12, 2009

Thematic Photographic 62 – Abandoned Hosted by Carmi ABANDONED adj. Forsaken or deserted. This lonely bicycle sits outside Bilger Hall on the University of Hawaii Campus at Manoa.  I have passed by it many times wondering how it came to be abandoned.  Did the bike’s owner graduate to higher priced, classier transportation?  Or perhaps he […]

#257 Wind

| August 11, 2009

Sailboat listing in the wind.  Picture taken from a Washington State Ferry just off San Juan Island.  The wind was high, but a haze hung in the air.  The sun was shining and the land was drying out after three days of rain. Charlene L. Amsden, photographer

#245 — Cormorant Condo

| July 15, 2009

Cormorant Condo 2009. Photo taken at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, WA. from the back of an outbound ferry. One of the best pieces of advice I have been given as an amateur photographer is, “be sure to turn around and look behind you”.   This sight doesn’t present itself to the forward facing passenger on […]

#244 — San Juan Sunset

| July 14, 2009

San Juan Sunset 2009. Photo taken from the deck of a Washington State Ferry on Puget Sound. The natural beauty of Puget Sound is a balm to my soul. There is a peace and a quiet that settles inside me there.  I have vacationed there twice and I think it is a place I could […]

#221 — Hazy Days of Summer

| June 15, 2009

Hazy Days of Summer, originally uploaded by quilldancer.

# 26 — Waikiki

| May 26, 2009

Waikiki, originally uploaded by quilldancer.

#195 — Reflections

| May 17, 2009

Reflections, originally uploaded by quilldancer.