Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Color Carnival - 10-30-09

Martha hosts this meme about color.



I think Jientje needs one of these for her Hawaiian trip! She'll be here in Portland in a few days to visit me and shoot some photos.


Weekend Reflections 10-30-09: Baggage

Weekend Reflections hosted by James. I love catching reflections in windows, mirrors, water, raindrops, so this meme called to me.


At the train station; reflection in a marble wall:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - 10-27-09

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







I love all the different colors here, including the still quite green ginkgo tree to the right and in front of the red maple.




Lest you think I'm getting a bit goulish hanging out in cemeteries lately, here's something I've been participating in:











Search 37.8 million cemetery records at by entering a surname and clicking search:



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I get a notification when someone is requesting a photo of a grave in my area and if I claim it, I go find it and take the photo and post it on the Find-A-Grave website. It's a little bit scavenger hunt (trying to find gravesites that are flush with the ground in the FALL when the leaves are FALLING is challenging!) but I'm enjoying it. I find cemeteries fascinating places and wonder about the stories of the people buried there.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Macro Monday 10-26-09

Macro Monday - hosted by Lisa







Grape leaves, the final days.



Mellow Yellow Monday 10-26-09


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Mellow Yellow Monday links are here.

I think this is supposed to be a scarecrow. He doesn't look very scary though. Actually, he looks a little intoxicated.


Monochrome Monday - 10-26-09


Monochrome Maniacs explore black and white.







This is the time of year when the veil is thinnest between the worlds.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Today's Flowers - 10-25-09


Today's Flowers hosts can be found here.






I love the way some grave sites are tended like gardens.


Shadow Shot Sunday 10-25-09


Visit other shadow shooters via Hey Harriet's site.





The courtyard at our food co-op; lots of shadows to choose from.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Camera Critters - 10-24-09

Camera CrittersThis meme is all about photos of animals/critters.
Visit the Camera Critters website for more wonderful critter photos.






Laurie is knitting Liza a sweater. Liza is either telling her to hurry 'cause it's getting cold - or that she won't be caught dead in a sweater!


Color Carnival - 10-23-09: El Pachuco

Martha hosts this meme about color.



This brightly colored bus, El Pachuco, is parked in front of a brightly colored Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood.




"Orale, mi loca" -- "OK! Let's go my crazy one!
"


Weekend Reflections 10-23-09

New meme! Weekend Reflections hosted by James. I love catching reflections in windows, mirrors, water, raindrops, so this meme called to me. Thanks to Carolyn for pointing me there.


At Waterfront Park on the Willamette River, where I don't expect to see a sousaphone.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Looking at the Sky - Friday - 10-23-09

Photobucket hosted by Tisha






No, it's not a remake of ET. This is on the roof of a bicycle shop here in Portland (we're big on bikes here). They do look like they're going to take off into the clouds though.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Windows - and Now Doors Too! 10-21-09


Mary T hosts Window Views.











The door to one of Portland's Buddhist temples.

Sepia Scenes 10-21-09


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







Light industrial area, southeast Portland.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ruby Tuesday - 10-20-09: Hooray for Hollywood

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







The Hollywood Theater in N.E. Portland. How many red things can you spot in this photo?


Word has it they've planted palm trees in front of the theater for a more realistic Hollywood feel. Now, if they could just do something about that obnoxious marquee....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Macro Monday 10-19-09: Apples!

Macro Monday - hosted by Lisa







It's apple season. The house smells of applesauce. Mmmmmmm.





Mellow Yellow Monday 10-19-09: Waffles!


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Mellow Yellow Monday links are here.

Oh, the yummiest waffles, just around the corner!


Monochrome Monday - 10-19-09


Monochrome Maniacs explore black and white.







To the beach.

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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!