FLICKR is changing my life. I get up daily with anticipation and excitement to see what my contacts are looking at. I plan carefully to make sure I have time before going to work to find something new to "see" with my full attention. I see everything I do including the dirty dishes with a new eye. How can I adequately express my thanks to all of you for thoughtful comments and great pictures.

About me:

I am an outdoors type who feels married to Mother Nature and is fascinated by her many moods. I love digital photography as a means of 'capturing' moments that have meaning for me, and often write words and journals to describe my thoughts about what I see.

I'm 69 years old, a part time teacher working with immigrants to help them with their GED and English, and with High School Drop outs who want a new life.

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or vertaling Duits Nederlands

The above map shows you I've done a fair amount of traveling in my life. I'm originally from the Netherlands, and immigrated to America with my parents after a 4 year stay in Canada in 1956.

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Travel has enriched my life and made me more content with where I am and how fortunate I am to be here.

Li , Dynamic Forms in Nature by David Wade

This little book has influence how I see the patterns in nature, and so clicking on it will take you to one of my images where you can get a little overview.

Photos of Pictoscribe (2)

  • Nootka Rose by Pictoscribe
  • Appreciate what's left.... by Pictoscribe
  • Icicle Annual Baptism 2013-Taken by my soulmate, Ed. by Pictoscribe
  • Trying To Fit It All In by Nurse Kato

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    christian.potential says:

    "His photostream is like a cable T.V. channel - through which I enjoy vicarious adventures in the wilderness or the city ... learning about human cultures and natural history. - And then he's liable to get all ARTISTIC on us too! : D"

    April 30th, 2010

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    WY Man says:

    "Pictoscribe's photos never cease to stun and to captivate me. He has the extroardinary ability to see and to capture remarkable photographs in the most mundane of places that others would not think to examine. And, his descriptions often reveal the true mark of a poet, and provide us with much more insight than the typical caption. Thank you for sharing with us Pictoscribe."

    January 4th, 2009

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    teresia says:

    "Pictoscribe takes photos of the things I drive past thinking, "I should take a photo of that sometime." He sees the beauty and magic in things transient, like ice crystals and seemingly eternal, like rock formations. Looking at his pictures of North Central Washington is the next best thing to seeing his subjects in person. He brings joy to my day."

    March 6th, 2008

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    brewbooks says:

    "I have seen the beauty and complexity of nature through pictoscribes images. He sees the world in an interesting way, and shares it with us all."

    March 8th, 2008

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    sammo371 says:

    "Too often, when people take photos of something extraordinary it becomes ordinary. Pictoscribe has the amazing ability to photograph something extraordinary and make it spectacular."

    September 29th, 2007

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    Ray Tomes says:

    "Pictoscribe loves the outdoors and brings that love back with him to flickr in his fine photos. He likes the patterns seen in wood grain, drying mud and rocks, something that we have very much in common. And now he has taken to making rock piles, something that I have also enjoyed."

    June 11th, 2007

January 2007
Amsterdam, Holland
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Adult Basic Skills Educator