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I Love Lines!

They say doing what you love is what gets you the farthest, so here goes!

Lines grab me, pull me, cajole me, play and dance with me.
"See us here!" they call, "Come and take OUR picture!"
Galen said to play with repetition, and I liked that, too
(in fact there's already a gallery here for that),
but I think I figured out about lines on my own.

I remember playing with lines when I was 8 years old.
As a country kid, I didn't have sidewalks,
but the floor in the hallway of our elementary school
was made of long, narrow boards.
I figured out that I could change the way I walked
if I used those lines to guide my feet.
I don't know what so fascinated me about that
(still does; I still dream I'm in that hallway);
I know only that this memory is foremost
when I plumb the depths in regard to lines.

Lines just do the darnedest things, especially in parallel.
But get them going crossways to one another,
and WOW, does that get your eyes moving!
So now, I look for that.
Or I see it when it comes along, anyway.

This has been my most exciting-to-build gallery yet.
I can feel it scintillating, bubbling, dancing--alive!

Moss on Shed Roof Edge
Moss on Shed Roof Edge
Gives a new meaning to 'Precious Stones'
Gives a new meaning to 'Precious Stones'
Aster? Hoary Aster?
Aster? Hoary Aster?
Branches Dance on Fallen Pine
Branches Dance on Fallen Pine
The Hill Where Our I Was
The Hill Where Our "I" Was
Sage and Yarrow
Sage and Yarrow
Red Roots
Red Roots
The Road into Morning
The Road into Morning
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t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f112106997.jeFCjv6d.jpg Root Sculpture
Root Sculpture
A Watercolor Waiting to Happen
A Watercolor Waiting to Happen
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f112107003.jOODtIVT.jpg Double Frieze
Double Frieze
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f112107006.t0OLL5TT.jpg t5%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f118594418.IJVWZFHG.jpg Tree at Franklin Jr.  High
Tree at Franklin Jr. High
South from Ft. Hall Mine Road
South from Ft. Hall Mine Road
In the wilds of Clark County
In the wilds of Clark County
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Carpenter Ant Work
Trickle into Hand
Trickle into Hand
Geranium Leaf in Inman Canyon
Geranium Leaf in Inman Canyon
Pine in Twin Falls, Idaho
Pine in Twin Falls, Idaho
Frieze in Inkom
Frieze in Inkom
Spent Wyethia
Spent Wyethia
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Tree Swallow Lessons
Morning's mist rises in mid-July
Morning's mist rises in mid-July
Pond Lilies and Grasses
Pond Lilies and Grasses
Grasses at Fish Lake
Grasses at Fish Lake
Leaf, Nestled
Leaf, Nestled
Between Leaves and Grasses
Between Leaves and Grasses
Bulrushes and Boulders
Bulrushes and Boulders
Utility Ganglion
Utility Ganglion
Cat Tracks
Cat Tracks
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Iris Shadows
Toward Cusick Creek
Toward Cusick Creek
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Toward Kinport Peak
Great Basin Wild-rye
Great Basin Wild-rye
View from the Lift (Subalpine Firs)
View from the Lift (Subalpine Firs)
Aspen Road
Aspen Road
Twig on a Rock
Twig on a Rock
Russian Olive Bark
Russian Olive Bark
Ivy on a Wall
Ivy on a Wall
Almost Sundown, Ross Park
Almost Sundown, Ross Park
Lundberg Pond
Lundberg Pond
Honey-locust
Honey-locust
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Pocatello's Watershed
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t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f106418935.WUKRtxzb.jpg Juniper Bark
Juniper Bark
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f106444250.WEyOD0Ch.jpg Wavy Branches
Wavy Branches
Standing tall--even though it isn't!
Standing tall--even though it isn't!
Arrayed on Snow
Arrayed on Snow
We're Sledding...; )
We're Sledding...; )
Roots
Roots
Fanfare Sky
Fanfare Sky
Still Life with Log
Still Life with Log
Castilleja sp.
Castilleja sp.
Lichens in the Crevices
Lichens in the Crevices
New Worlds Forming
New Worlds Forming
Campground You Can't See
Campground You Can't See
Above Shoshone Falls
Above Shoshone Falls
Dierke's Lake
Dierke's Lake
Crevice over the Caldron
Crevice over the Caldron
Nettles in the Back; Cheatgrass in the Front
Nettles in the Back; Cheatgrass in the Front
Traveling Dune
Traveling Dune
Juniper Shadow
Juniper Shadow
That's Gnarly!
That's Gnarly!
Hollyhocks
Hollyhocks
Ripples Through the Canopy
Ripples Through the Canopy
Catching Rays After Storm
Catching Rays After Storm
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McTucker Area
McTucker Area
Willow Bay Sunset
Willow Bay Sunset
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f104737282.otwVQ2yC.jpg Aberdeen Ripples
Aberdeen Ripples
Duplication
Duplication
Setting the Stage
Setting the Stage
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From the Road to Maple Grove (1)
From the Road to Maple Grove (4)
From the Road to Maple Grove (4)
Snow-bent Aspens
Snow-bent Aspens
It's the Spaces Between that Grab Me
It's the Spaces Between that Grab Me
Boise in February
Boise in February
Always Reaching
Always Reaching
Cedar, and Shadow
Cedar, and Shadow
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Wind Sculpting
Wind Sculpting
Not a Rattler
Not a Rattler
Fronds in Ethel M's Garden
Fronds in Ethel M's Garden
Lamoille Canyon Stream
Lamoille Canyon Stream
Sagebrush Shadows, Late Afternoon
Sagebrush Shadows, Late Afternoon
Markleeville Aspens
Markleeville Aspens
The Stream that Made the Yosemite Pool
The Stream that Made the Yosemite Pool
Donner Pass
Donner Pass
Markleeville Shadows
Markleeville Shadows
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Vineyards...endlessly...
Vineyards...endlessly...
High Wall with Hemlocks
High Wall with Hemlocks
Ponderosa Forest and Grassland
Ponderosa Forest and Grassland
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Split rock at Capitol Reef Nat'l Park
Split rock at Capitol Reef Nat'l Park
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Chipmunk
Kanarraville
Kanarraville
Milkeweed Pods, Tremonton
Milkeweed Pods, Tremonton
That's Ice
That's Ice
Dune grass shadows
Dune grass shadows
Oregon Dune Ripple-Waves
Oregon Dune Ripple-Waves
Pear Orchard
Pear Orchard
From Cabbage Hill
From Cabbage Hill
Rye Marsh Ripples
Rye Marsh Ripples
Trees near Lolo Hot Springs
Trees near Lolo Hot Springs
Missouri River in Montana, 1971
Missouri River in Montana, 1971
Paintbrush Greets Sunrise
Paintbrush Greets Sunrise
t1%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f73956436.DusZqx2e.jpg Waving Grasses in Berkeley
Waving Grasses in Berkeley
Marigolds Peeking
Marigolds Peeking
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Logjam in one of the Independence Lakes
Logjam in one of the Independence Lakes
Spruce Shadow
Spruce Shadow
Burned Trees Screen Mt. Harrison
Burned Trees Screen Mt. Harrison
Leaving Mt. Independence
Leaving Mt. Independence
Juniper over Snake River
Juniper over Snake River
Restaurant Radiator
Restaurant Radiator
Geyser Terraces
Geyser Terraces
Geyser AND Outflow
Geyser AND Outflow
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Raindrops at Golf Course
Raindrops at Golf Course
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t4%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f132808159.9WY8IqpX.jpg t4%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f138180595.Wosotdpu.jpg Morning Crosses Lower Campus
Morning Crosses Lower Campus
Ribbons of Distance
Ribbons of Distance
The Far Edge of Winter
The Far Edge of Winter
Layered and Leaning
Layered and Leaning
Lichens Filling the Gaps
Lichens Filling the Gaps
t4%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f142500794.NoIIxeZZ.jpg Ice Edge
Ice Edge
Shadows Sewing Snow
Shadows Sewing Snow
Pointing Shadows
Pointing Shadows
Willow on Rapid Creek
Willow on Rapid Creek
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Moonlight Creek
t9%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f150092707.yTMftrUC.jpg Unexpected Joinery
Unexpected Joinery
Fruita Schoolhouse Rock Face
Fruita Schoolhouse Rock Face
t9%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f150092718.W1JHLdST.jpg t9%2f11%2f419411%2f4%2f150582240.kaCGrZHB.jpg Chutes...No Ladders
Chutes...No Ladders
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Subalpine Fir
Subalpine Fir
Standing Spirals
Standing Spirals
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Drama in the Lines
They're All Made of Layers
They're All Made of Layers
Remains of a Toppled Tree
Remains of a Toppled Tree
An Umbrella of Juniper
An Umbrella of Juniper
Across the Snake River from Massacre Rocks
Across the Snake River from Massacre Rocks