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I’ll be honest – this post was scheduled about a week ahead of time.  Usually, I do these the day of, but I couldn’t be sure of my connectivity, and I wanted to make sure you still got a post.

So, instead of posting these in order of likes (since I don’t have that data yet), this is in order of my own personal preference.  I’ve commented before how I tend to like some photos more than the Instaverse masses, so I guess this is a chance to show you what an artist thinks of her own work.  I welcome you to let me know your favorites below!

This first one was from the Yosemite swamp.  The sun right on the edge of the far mountain was so photogenic.

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Then, another from Yosemite.  Sunrise on The Three Brothers.  Photos of the park tend to garner a lot of attention on social media, but I personally liked other photos more this week.

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This was my submission for Leanne Cole’s latest Monochrome Madness challenge.  This is also from my recent post on decay.  I have a strange fascination for ruins; there are so many details to take in!

Next, a photo from a different hike.  Abiqua is a lot of work to get to, but it’s a fun adventure!

I really love how this picture from Washington’s Palouse turned out.  This was such a gorgeous scene, and while photos can’t truly capture it, I think this is a decent attempt.

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Here’s a somewhat-oldie – perfect for my post on nostalgia!  This is from Seaside, Oregon.  I always find it so peaceful walking along that esplanade, especially as the sun dies over the magnificent ocean.

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And my personal favorite from this week is from our harrowing camping adventure in the rain (hyperbole).  I had to survive a closed road and a cold night of rain to scramble down a muddy bank for this one.  But it was worth it!

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Keep up with my adventures on Instagram, and please leave your comments below.  Do you agree with my rankings?

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