Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

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My blessing continues to be more Spring flowers -- although Spring also brings allergies, the beauty of the colorful flowers are worth it. Such a variety and they just keep on coming!

Well, blogger isn't cooperating so you will have to take my word for it about the variety of flowers all over Vancouver! I can't show you more that I wanted to but here's a teaser for tomorrow's post . . . roses from the downtown Rose garden!

Dark blue and white Iris

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Holding Real Still

I was hunting for more tulips when I found this wild hare/rabbit running through the the flower beds in the park downtown.

More macro tries

These two look even better IF you CLICK on them to enlarge. . .

Just a couple more macros that I took at the same time as yesterday's macro.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Blowing in the Wind macro

I was practicing my macros with this shot. The weeds were really blowing so I think I caught it perfectly.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beautiful surprise!

I don't even remember where I saw this but it was my lucky day that I got to photograph it. I think it is marvelous! To think I saw it only because I was looking for tulips -- and the one tulips and other flowers add a bit of nostalgia to the carving. . .CLICK on to enlarge.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Going to a ceremony later today to honor the military in the United States wherever the troops are serving and to honor those who have died for our country -- with a special ceremony for those Verterans who died within the past year from Clark County where I live. Not only do we remember those who served and returned, those who died while serving but those who serve presently. God bless America!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blog Your Blessings

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At the park in downtown Vancouver, we have a rose garden that is taken care of by a Rose Society. Each spring, I Iook forward to seeing the roses bloom. . . and they surprised me this weekend with having a few varieties already blooming. They last most of the summer and it is one of my favorite spots to take photos. It doesn't hurt that the Farmer's market is right next to it or that Summer Concerts In the Park are right there on the bandstand too! Ü So, discovering the first roses thee this weekend is definitely my blessing this week!!!!!!!! Here's a few samples for you to enjoy too: (All enlarge if you CLICK on them.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

"Circle" of Purple

This fascinated me that they would use a tomato cage to keep the flowers from falling over. I especially like the shape of the petals.

White mystery

I have no idea what kind of tree this is. . . looks like a little white creature crawling around on the limb. . . IF anyone can identify it, I would love to re-name this post! Ü

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lovely Lilacs

I love the smell of these besides how beautiful they look!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Many different Iris colors

Each time I see a different color of Iris, I think I like that one best. . . which color do you like best?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Through the eye of the drainage tunnel. . .

On a hill on the way to my friend's house, I saw this big drainage ditch below the house and yard but near the street. A bridge went over it to the yard and house. The water was low and you could see through it. . . I liked the view "through the tunnel" and the way that little bit of rain water reflected in the sunlight, the shapes it displayed because of the shadows and the colors and textures it exuded. . . oh, heck! I loved all of it! CLICK on to see details best.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

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A friend in my apartment building asked me if I would like to join their family on a 5 KM walk over two bridges in Portland on the 17th of May. I like to walk so. of course, I said yes. We are walking for an organization called NAMI and that includes all kinds of mental illness. My friend has done it for 5 years already. This will be my first time.

Of course, the organizers want you to collect financial support for NAMI. I am usually too timid to ask anyone for support but I did ask a few friends at church and, through their generosity and my small donation, ended up with $105.00. THESE generous people that contributed to my pledges are my blessing this week. Thank you! I am so glad that our donations can help people in WA state even tho we are walking in OR.

Soooooooooooo, thank you, Yvonne, Elaine, Kathy G., Kathy H., Eunice, Gretchen, Roni, George and Joyce and me! You are a blessing to me and NAMI.


Well, we made it althought the weather was above 85 during the walk! I took quite a few photos so hope to share some later on. Three miles is not too far to walk usually but the heat and the slowness we had to proceed made it seem like a longer walk and I am glad to be home.

It's just a ducky day!

Looks like they had the right idea of how to cool off!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Blue skies alamode

Almost as yummy as a piece of pie a la mode! The weatherman says we will have this for at least the next 5 days! Hurrah! I am tired of rain.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lilacs everywhere!

I love their fragrance! My favorite are the white ones -- HOW about you?

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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