Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pink Cadillac

The Cadillac Cafe on Broadway

Weekend Reflections

Tree Shadow

It's seldom the street is empty enough for a full-on shadow of a tree!

Shadow Shot Sunday

Whale Bones

Whales have been here
forever. Their flesh has fed the
people and been the occasion
for celebration and feasting.
Their bones have been made 
into tools and objects of status
and ceremonial importance.
The sighting of a whale still
thrills all who see it.
May it always be so!
Robert Keatta
Cultural Resources Director
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians

Newport, Oregon 

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Planter shadows

Shadow Shot Sunday

Daisy drops

Small daisy reflected in raindrops trapped in a web.

Weekend Reflections

Still Life with Gourds

Gourds on the windowsill. I love the way mono makes the textures pop.

I also had fun with some post-processing filters. This is pencil drawing applied to B/W version.

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkin curls

I just love the little curlicue on the stem of this pumpkin, and the shadow it creates.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Mr. Key

In Rejuvenation Hardware, it's sometimes hard to tell what's reflection and what's window.

Weekend Reflections


Not all of the street musicians in the neighborhood are as engaging and enjoyable as this young man.

Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Drop Shadow

Sometimes shadows show up in surprising places. I don't expect shadows from water droplets.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White


Rain brings lots of good things, including great puddles.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Shadowy Work

Shadow Shot Sunday

Reflecting on Rain

Yesterday was the first major rainfall here in over three months. So refreshing! and made for some great reflections.

Weekend Reflections


I wonder how many Union Stations there are in the country? This one is in Portland, OR, with the Fremont and Broadway bridges behind. .

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Unique yard art

And by "unique" I mean bizarre. That's Liza and my scooter wheel reflected in the mirror.

Weekend Reflections

Two bees

I love the shadows from the bee and the flower stamens (?) -- they were a bonus!


Rain drops caught in a web. 

Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Come Clean

Rejuvenation Hardware is chock full of interesting photo ops.

Weekend Reflections
My beautiful sister-in-law Bonnie at her daughter's wedding. I love the shadows her hat made on her face.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Handmade Peace

Mt. Vernon, WA co-op

Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sunflower reflection

Weekend Reflections.  This is a processed reflection, which may be cheating a bit for this meme, but I love it so much I had to post it!  The sunflower and sky are unprocessed, though.

Shadow Bridge

The Nehalem River, running through the little town of Vernonia. Me, my shadow plus a few others on the bridge.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Dog and Pony Show

I will never know the story of this photo, so I make up a new one every time I look at it.

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, August 25, 2012

In the Pink Shadows

Al fresco tables and chairs are a common shadow sight around here (when there is sun)  -- but I loved the bright pink background for these.

Shadow Shot Sunday

I Bite

In a local pet supply store:

The Weekend in Black and White

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sculpture shadow

Sculpture at Maryhill Museum, Maryhill, Washington

Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, August 3, 2012

Raising the roof

Major upgrade of the federal building, downtown Portland.

The Weekend in Black and White

Lake/Pond Reflections

Sometimes called Firwood Lake, sometimes called the pond - at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland.

Weekend Reflections

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dragonfly Visitor

A very special visit from this lovely creature. He hung out on the grapevine for several minutes, posing for me.

Camera Critters meme

Sand and Shadows

Ms. Z explores sand.

Shadow Shot Sunday2

Friday, July 27, 2012


Behind the train station:

The Weekend in Black and White

Through a bubble darkly

The bubble making booth was the most popular at the farmers market last week.

Weekend Reflections

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Subtle shadow of this horse's eyelashes.  I love his afro, too!

Shadow Shot Sunday

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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!