Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Nature Notes 04-30-09: Transformation


Nature Notes is the brainchild of Rambling Woods who challenges us to "look at something you might never had paid attention to..a flower…a plant..an animal…What changes are taking place?..Is your garden starting to come to life again?"




I took this first photo a couple of weeks ago. It's an epimedium (aka Bishop's Hat) in our front yard. I love the delicate pink flowers.


The second photo was taken yesterday. Now the beautiful heart-shaped leaves dominate and all but hide the flowers.



I don't think I would have noticed how quickly this plant transforms if I hadn't been paying attention and photographing it.

Sepia Scenes 04-29-09: Radio Flyer


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







Radio Flyer pony, Take Two.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - 04-28-09


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







Laura Silverstein on guitar and Nova Devonie on accordian, kicking some butt, cowgirl style!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Macro Monday: Marimba!

Macro Monday - hosted by Lisa













Weekly Winners - 04-26-09



Weekly Winners is hosted by Lotus - Sarcastic Mom.



Some of my favorite photos from this week.


At Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden:


Redwing blackbird and mallard face off:




At Northwest Women's Music Celebration - Lily's harp:


The square dance: these boots were SO made for dancing!


Bass player:


In the garden:


Monochrome Monday - 04-27-09: Branches


Monochrome Maniacs explore black and white.









Today's Flowers - 04-27-09


Well, it's spring and the flowers are bursting open everywhere I look. So here's a new weekly meme just for the flowers! Today's Flowers hosts and links to flowers around the world can be found here.



These tiny daisies live in our lawn and pop out and bloom in April or May.




Friday, April 24, 2009

PhotoHunt - Protection



This week's PhotoHunt assignment: PROTECTION.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Looking at the Sky - Friday - 04-24-09

Photobucket hosted by Tisha






Sometimes it looks like this in Oregon/Washington, when it isn't cloudy and rainy! This is looking northeast to Mt. St. Helens (peeking over the trees) from southeast Portland.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ellipsis Photo Shoot and Nature Notes: Earth Day






This week Carly from Ellipsis invites us to celebrate Earth Day by showing something in the natural world that we particularly appreciate. I love living in a place where we can see sights like this on clear days; or be on a beach at the Pacific Ocean in a little over an hour. Forests, mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, ocean beaches - we have it all here in a small circumference. I love Oregon.


Mt. Hood. Taken from Mt. Tabor - a Portland park near our house - yesterday, Tuesday April 21st.

Combining this with Michelle's Nature Notes for this week.

Sepia Scenes 04-22-09: Go By Train


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







Another look at Portland's Union Station:


The back of the building:

Monday, April 20, 2009

A to Z Challenge: the Letter Z

This meme comes from Martha at Menagerie. The idea is to shoot a photo (or more) for each letter of the alphabet; we move on to a new letter every two weeks, more or less.

We now come to the end of the alphabet - and with Z, it will be all zipped up.


I started out with a photo of something with a lot of zippers, but that seemed to be quite a common choice for Z. So since I'm typically rebellious, I give you:


...two zucchinis and a Zen book on a zafu on a zabudon with a zipper.

Ruby Tuesday - 04-21-09: How Much Is That Doggie...


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







At Portland Nursery Sunday we met these little charmers.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Macro Monday 04-20-09: Raindrops on apple blossoms

Macro Monday - hosted by Lisa








Today's Flowers - 04-20-09


Well, it's spring and the flowers are bursting open everywhere I look. So here's a new weekly meme just for the flowers! Today's Flowers hosts and links to flowers around the world can be found here.




I don't know what this flower is -- it lives around the corner from us. I love the fuzzy stalks and sepals. If you can identify it, I'd love to know what it is!

Monochrome Monday - 04-20-09: Construction


Monochrome Maniacs explore black and white.









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