Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 04-01-09: Oops


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Alphabet Finds: U and V

Ever on the lookout for new and different challenges, I've taken on Melli's alphabet challenge. The idea is to find each letter of the alphabet in a naturally occurring state. In other words (or in other letters), no fair using the 'S' in a stop sign; rather you need to find something that is shaped like an 'S'.

This week: U and V.

For the U, look for the part that
isn't there, in the hedge.



And for the V, it's back to the mall.

Ellipsis - Monday Photo Shoot: Footprints






This week Carly from Ellipsis suggests we photograph FOOTPRINTS. Here's my take on the theme:



Monday, March 30, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - 03-31-09: At the train station


MaryT/theteach hosts this weekly event - photographs of all things red.






Portland's Union Train Station: the walls and floors are marble, so lights reflect wonderfully.





Sunday, March 29, 2009

Macro Monday: Veggies

Macro Monday - hosted by Lisa







From a recent trip to the food co-op. I love photographing veggies almost as much as flowers. The shapes and colors and patterns are so amazing.

Monochrome Monday - 03-30-09: Train station


Monochrome Maniacs explore black and white.






So what do you do while waiting at the train station for your sweetie to arrive? Shoot photos, of course.



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ellipsis - Monday Photo Shoot: Things that float






This week Carly from Ellipsis suggests we photograph THINGS THAT FLOAT. I immediately thought of bubbles. And then I discovered, bubbles? Not so easy to photograph! when they're floating. I was more successful after they landed.



I'll have to practice with floating bubbles


and report back later. When it's not windy and rainy.

Weekly Winners 03-28-09



Weekly Winners is hosted by Sarcastic Mom.

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Some of my favorite photos from this week.


Sometimes a girl just has to have some ribs. The window menu at Cannon's Rib Express, the best in town.




At the flower shop: Proteus.


And an astonishing orchid.


Ms. P and I had a play date:



The scrub jay is a little big for this feeder.


Daffodil demise.


This one reminds me of Munch's The Scream.

Shadow Shot Sunday 03-29-09: The Kitchen Counter


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Our kitchen was full of sun and shadows during the days of Equinox:




After seeing so many of these spring flowers in the photoblog world the last couple of weeks, here are daffodils of a different color:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Camera Critters - 03-28-09: Birdsong

Camera CrittersThis meme is all about photos of animals/critters.


Scrub jay, crow and song sparrow. Three very different bird songs. The sparrow loves the forsythia bush and serenades us from there every morning and evening.








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PhotoHunt - Hands



This week's PhotoHunt assignment: HANDS.

Ms P. spent the day here, busy busy busy with her hands.


This is a rerun, but I love it for this week's theme:


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday 03-27-09: Gull

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Early morning, clear sky a flock of gulls circle over the city.





Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sepia Scenes 03-25-09: Back in Time


Sepia Scenes is hosted by Mary T, who also hosts the fabulous Ruby Tuesday.


For once, my photos come not from a vintage store but from my own ancestors.



The photos are in a small leather-bound book. There are (already sepia!) photos of my great grandfather as an infant and some photos of great-great grandfather in the military (Civil War).

The autograph book is a small red velvet book that was my maternal great-grandmother's.



A page from the autograph book:



Grandma Norma's watch, inscribed with her name. There's also a place for a photo, like a locket. It's made by the E. Howard Watch Co., Boston. I'm having a hard time getting a good photo of this.


Grandpa's watch. It still has the braided leather fob.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 03-25-09



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Alphabet Finds: S and T

Ever on the lookout for new and different challenges, I've taken on Melli's alphabet challenge. The idea is to find each letter of the alphabet in a naturally occurring state. In other words (or in other letters), no fair using the 'S' in a stop sign; rather you need to find something that is shaped like an 'S'.


This week: S and T. I managed to find these in the same place; see the blue S on the floor and the T anchored inside of it? (I'm getting a lot of mileage out of these mall photos this week! You can see 5 escalators in this shot.)


Monday, March 23, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - 03-24-09: Dylan


MaryT/theteach hosts this weekly event - photographs of all things red.







Spotted in a thrift store:




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Sunday, March 22, 2009

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I've been retired since November, 2008. I've been spending lots of time taking photos, singing, and writing. Currently working on a historical fiction novel.. I highly recommend retirement!