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A Rare Day in January 2015

It was an amazing warm day for January 21st. A gentle breeze, a blue sky with a few scattered clouds and the temperature above 50 degrees invited me out for a walk past the wetlands. My camera was at home, but I was so glad I had my cell phone with me.  Everywhere I looked I saw the last days of winter before spring awakens the earth.

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I present these photoz as is, no cropping, editing and not even signed. I chose to share them as is because if my time was spent doing all the tweaking there would be no time for posting. I do hope you enjoy my little excursion around the “block” (it’s a little over a mile) and get a sense of the land and sights we are blessed to see daily. The photo on the bottom left has a bit of Mt Hood in the distance. Unfortunately the bright sun on the horizon with the white cloud made it disappear.

Cheers to Nature even when it’s in its winter snooze.


Late Autumn 2014

Nature never ceases to amaze me with dazzling beauty. No two minutes alike and in the blink of an eye it can be missed, never to be repeated. A few of my favorite photos taken at the end of November 2014. The sky alternated between black, bright and sometimes it was both. The sun low […]

Winter Wonders

In north-western Oregon we have had little snow since the winter of 2007-08. Beginning on Thursday, all of that changed as we were hit with a very cold front and lots of snow. It was a perfect excuse for a three-day weekend.   This morning I braved the 25 degrees and wandered around our yard […]

Winter Lace

Each year as we pass through the seasons certain plants take on amazing transformations. One such plant that never fails to delight me with its detail is Queen Anne’s a Lace. These two photos were taken in March of last year as the plants ready their seeds for the final act to sow them for […]

Frost Magic

Frost creates magical scenes. It has been cold enough several days the past couple of weeks to show off some wonderful delights. I hope you enjoy. Brrrrr. The first two photoz were taken this morning. PhotoShop helped create the top right photo, I removed the color from the background to let the one dry frosted […]

Seeing Red

Here we go again. The scenery is so stunning this year, I can’t help but keep my cell camera busy. These photos did not need any color adjustments. Catching the mushrooms in the early morning light created wonderful shadows. The mushrooms themselves are nearly 14″ in diameter when they are fully grown and have flattened […]

Fall Fabulous Fall

It seems that every turn of the season brings breath-taking new sights. Every single year. This year has been no exception. This year the skies were bluer, the clouds fewer and the colors more vivid.  Everywhere I turned, another fantastic sight. With that in mind and apologies to no one, I will share a tiny […]

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