Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Walking in the rain . . .and a surprise at bottom

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade so I am making the best of our rainy days here! CLICK on to enlarge to see he beauty of the raindrops. I have a habit of saying that I wish it would rain only at night when I am sleeping but then I would miss this, wouldn't I?

I had posted the above rainy photos from last week. Monday I saw my first tulip and here it is! I thought it was white but it looks kinda creamy to me.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rain drops in fish pond

There is a little fish pond by a city office building that I like to visit when I go to the Farmers Market located on the side street in front of it. I was trying to take photos of the fish in the pond. You might see the orange and white fish if you enlarge this photo. You might also see the smiley face raindrop swirl. If you just glance at the small photo, you will see just the raindrops and the circular motions they made in the pond . . . and that's not so bad either. So, click or don't click, either way, there's something for you! Ü

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

If you care to join us acknowledging our blessings go here: Blue Panther

My blessing this week was getting out to walk with a friend. If I can't get anyone to walk with me, I usually go by myself but this week, a friend decided to go with me again. It is good to have someone to talk to and share nature with. We started at the trail head near Vancouver Lake. The area is called Stewart Glen. This is the trailhead for Discovery Trail. We only walked from Fruit Valley Road to Main Street along this trail and then caught a bus home. My friend says she likes to walk, but gets tired real fast. She may never believe me again when I say I am going on a short walk. Probably, to her, that's around the block once or twice. Ü Anyway, even tho it sprinkled on us a little bit for a few minutes of our hike, it was a nice day for walking because it wasn't too hot. I even managed to get a few photos of Burnt Bridge Creek, moss on a tree and some plants gone to seed.

Bright Spring

When the sun lights up these flowers, they are a sight to behold.

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Sky View Thursday Night

Not a blue sky anywhere all day but no rain either. Finally, went out for a walk and was rewarded with these:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Japanese Cherry Tree Blossoms

Thanks to Rune E and Malyssa, I know what these tree blossoms are. I just called them beautiful! I guess we have several of these trees because we have a sistr city in Japan which I have forgotten the name of presently. :o(

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This was my week. . .

I love that everywhere I go, the Daffodils (Jonquils to some) and other flowers like Azaleas and others are out in full force. I also like the end of a day when I can see the sun look like this. . . I don't like all the rain we have been having BUT the Spring flowers do!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Street Owl

I often take photos of oil spots on streets because they have neat pictures in my mind. This one looks like an elegant owl to me. . .

Monday, March 23, 2009

Little Tree Blooms

I don't know what kind of tree this is but it is in full bloom now. It is the same one I got the bud macro just opening last week. CLICK on them to enlarge -- especially the triple bud one.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

More signs of Spring

Saw all these on Saturday also. . . my world is getting colorful again! I am so looking forward to the tulips!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

If you care to join us acknowledging our blessings go here: Blue Panther

I walked to the Farmers Market Saturday for its opening day this year and on my way,
everywhere said SPRING was in the air!
Of course, it was raining too! Ü
My blessing this week is the re-birth of the Spring flowers
to remind us of change and that even when the flowers die off
there is hope for re-birth in the Spring again next year.
It's a good reminder for me after my brother's death. . . one day, we will all "live again!"

About Me

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WELCOME to my blog. I hope you will return often.

I am on my third digital camera, all Olympus. I enjoy using it and sharing my photos. I also enjoy writing. I hope to share a little of each on this blog. My main blog is Postcards From the Northwest.

Kerri and I will continue to add benches to "For the Love of Benches Continued . . . " blog also. It is good to continue to share with her!

Continuation of the Kiggins House Re-model photos were lost when my computer crashed.

The latest city project, TURTLE PLACE, will unfold here as I have time to add photos. It is complete and maybe I can find enough photos someday to show you the final results. Next project after the two I am working on now. . .

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