A few random photos I’ve taken recently, of interesting things. A lady out of town owns a small garden nursery. She has plants the Walmart does not sell, plus it’s nice to support someone small. She had these blue Balloon Flowers, which I had never seen before, so had to buy. I took the photosContinue reading “odds and ends”
I did not take these photos, these are from my sister who lives in Kyoto. I thought they were so pretty, they should be shared.
These were taken as a remembrance of how the landscape changes…. Idaho Utah Wyoming The McDonald’s in Laramie had saddle seats for the kids, hee hee. That’s not a fence, it’s a snow break. Nebraska. I don’t know what the sign says, but what an entrance. (And no shortage of bugs on that windshield!) NebraskaContinue reading “photos through the window”
My mom made me this beautiful quilt block stained glass sun catcher for Christmas last year. I moved it around the yard trying to make it catch the light. Finally came back inside and caught some sun. Isn’t it pretty? It will remind me of crafting in summertime, even with the snow.
We always start the parade with the flag! Can you tell we sat in the wrong part of the parade route? I was thinking, “Oh boy, shade!” which didn’t work at all for the photos. Do’h! I’m trying out my new camera with long distance zoom AND action settings. Some hits and misses. ButContinue reading “at the parade 2016”
I was out taking photos of paintings (Sunlight is best to capture the true colors, but also turned so there’s no sun glare. It’s always a challenge.) and a flock of something or others alighted in a tree near me. They flew away when they saw me. I got one good photo. I saw oneContinue reading “unusual visitor”
How we have not gone to the opening parade for the Roundup, I have no idea. So today we remembered and were there in plenty of time to pick a good place on the sidewalk. Everybody stands for the flags going by. And then sits down again when they’ve passed. So many horses and cowboysContinue reading “at the Pendleton Roundup opening parade”
Here’s Mount Hood seen from Highway 84 as it curves past Portland. How far is the mountain from here? It seems like about an hour or an hour and half. As seen through a car window. Turned out pretty good, didn’t it?
I haven’t sat down to edit my 323 photos (of course 1 out of 10 are any good) but here are two that grab my attention. What makes the prize a little less emotionally fulfilling is that the Disney Pez collection submitted and displayed next to her embroidery also won a champion ribbon. Sigh. SoContinue reading “more from the fair….”