Monday, August 31, 2009

Ruby Tuesday

I just could not resist the red planes at the small airfield, with the red striped hangers.. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Micro Monday ..more Sunflowers..and Mellow Yellow Monday..

I could not pass up some more Sunflowers for Macro Monday, as well as Mellow Yellow Monday.. it works for both! I think these are the most wonderful happy flower out there!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday Stills ..Sounds

The Sunday Stills challenge is to get a shot, where you can "hear" what was happening.

Because it is my granddaughter I will explain the situation.

I got this as my granddaughter was running to her mother with a hurt hand. She had her 100 pound Labradors leash wrapped around her hand. When the the dog took off quickly, it left her with a painful rope burn, and some very sore fingers.

She is a trooper and all turned out OK!

I felt it was a perfect shot of a beautiful human and human emotion. Emotion can be heard in a picture.

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Shadow Shot Sunday

Scenic Sunday

I have always wanted to capture some shots of the old barns that are around my local countryside...I just wonder how excited the farmers must of been when these barns were first built on their farms, and who built them.

I have found about a half dozen of them scattered throughout a 10 -15 mile area that appear to be built by the same people, as they are very similar.

This particular barn is the only one I have found so far, that appears to be completely restored.

Please visit Scenic Sunday, for some other great scenic shots.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Camera Critters #73

Zoe is a very special horse in my life. She came to live with us when she was two, she is 18 this year. Zoe is also deaf. Please visit Camera Critters, for other fun animal shots.
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Color Carnival 17

My Color Carnival shot.. is also artwork..
Megan is my 10 year old granddaughter.. and this is her colorful artwork!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I have 4 very different sky scenes for Friday Skywatch....
The first two with the moon.. I took this evening in my back yard, I thought it was a pretty cool sight!

The second one I took as it got almost dark just a few minutes before posting this.. the moon looks like the star on a Christmas tree..And the plane was going overhead while I was in my work parking lot, I just had enough time while getting into my car..thinking should I try to get this?

Oh yeah! I grabbed the camera and looked straight UP, as the plane flew over me.
And the 4th one.. well as soon as I saw this cloud, I thought that sure looks like my farriers anvil!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Motion Thursday...

Come join in on Motion Thursday....get your motor revved!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Watery Wednesday #50

The water was doing strange things, as the Kite Surfers and boats were everywhere the day I took these shots. The breeze was strong as well. I love how the water just swirled...please go to Watery Wednesday for other fun water shots!

I wanted to get a picture of just the water as it was so cool ..just swirling around ...

Monday, August 24, 2009


For RUBY TUESDAY, I am using the pictures from a little Red Farmers Market stand near my work...and the goodies within!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Camera Critters

While out with the grand kids today at a family get together, we went down the road and visited a large stable. This pony took a moment from eating to visit with us, so he is now our Camera Critters post!

Mellow Yellow Monday..#33

I was panicking as I thought, "Do I have something for Mellow Yellow Monday?". And as I went through the pictures I took just today at a family get together, guess what I took a moment to click my camera at? Yep...a yellow rose!

Macro Monday..

I could not get this busy bee to stand still and pose for Macro Monday , as he was really a lovely little thing..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Scenic Sunday #58

This is for Scenic Sunday...taken in Snohomish Washington

Color Carnival 16

For Color Carnival I have 4 Kite Surfers out on Lake Washington, from a few evenings ago...
They were amazing, these kites are wonderful bright colors and they are HUGE!

You really need to click on the photo to appreciate the kites!!

Sunday Stills... the open road ..

For Sunday Stills this week the challenge is the 'Open Road'..The above shots were in Eastern Washington.. the river is the Columbia River
I have two pictures going up highway 2 to Stevens Pass from last weekend...
And I also have this picture below I got near my home as I was leaving for work one morning a week or so ago...this poor doe looks like she was scratched up, and thin, I have worried about her since.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #58, Kite Surfing...

I was at my Mom's today after work, on Lake Washington ...and there was a wonderful breeze which provided an opportunity to get some great shots of "Kite Surfers" ..I think that is what they are.. I loved this shot of the Kite in the sky..they are gigantic kites and can lift the surfer right off the water with a good breeze!

SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Motion Thursday....

These Geese were providing various motion...

If you have a motion shot, why not join in on Motion Thursday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Watery Wednesday...

This first shot for Watery Wednesday was taken Monday afternoon, as it was warm and folks were out on Lake Washington having fun in their boats... if you enlarge the picture you can you see the Seattle Space Needle in the background.

The Canadian Geese were swimming in a neat row. On this part of the lake there is some kind of algae here that looks and smells awful, it comes about this time each year. The geese seem to think it is tasty!

I could not resist the power of the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth last weekend...

And the final shot I took this evening at a small lake near my home, very peaceful.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ruby Tuesday...

I love the red flowers in the background with the red flowers on my granddaughters dress...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Macro Monday...

I could not resist using this Donkey's eye.. he was giving me the stare down.. the lens of my camera!
This butterfly bush looked like a goner after the cold and hard winter we had. The good news is that this is a pretty hardy bush!

We had 3 feet of snow for over a two weeks...which is not normal here in Western Washington!

As for the sunflower, I had to stop and take this while going down the road today. I drive by this garden every year, and they have the most wonderful sunflowers in their garden every year.
I started taking the pictures of them last year...

Thanks for coming by...oh my!

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