Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Signs of Life

These are signs of the times that tickled me recently...
Not only do Portlanders ride bicycles,
we have designated parking!

From the neighborhood Frisbee Golf Park
(click on photo to enlarge)

And lucky me; this is one of my neighbors!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Best far

Carly nudges us again with a photo challenge asking us to post "our best shot."Being new to photography (and loving it!) I've been experimenting then tossing a whole lot of them ( Oh! the convenience of digital!) This angle shot was found on the Waterfront in downtown Portland on a bleak winter day with my Nikon Sistas! (It reminded me of a similar photo posted by Jama recently.)

Monday, February 23, 2009

A New Look

It was suggested that I redesign my blog layout to include a white background. I'm a plane-jane when it comes to color, etc. Any input would be welcomed, especially in terms of posting photos. Speaking of which, here's some eye candy for ya!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Round Robin Photo Challenge: Light Moves

Thanks goes to Julie for this neat topic for our RR challenge.

I call it Lampa-Dots.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday Photo Shoot: Birds

Taking photos is a great way to start a Monday...or anyday for that matter. Birds have been a popular shot for me of late! Here is my launch at Orthinology, but correct me if I am wrong; these are Red Wing Blackbirds, male and female. I just happened to hear their song after getting out of my car one day. Their music got my attention first, then the male's red shoulder.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Speaking of Rocks: A Riversuite

This is a song I wrote for my partner
which I sang to her on our wedding day.
Found you at the creek side, a place we know as Paradise
Searching for that rare stone, at the water's edge
One that's worn and rounded, by current it is placed there
A treasure for your pocket, a gift you carry home.
I'll find it in our garden, there among the wild flowers
A little bit of Paradise of our own.
Found my treasure blooming, underneath a boulder
Though it was unlikely as the creek had long run dry
Perhaps it was by bird wing, it had found it's way there
Little yellow wonder, springing from the sand
We'll find it in our garden, there among the wild flowers
A little bit of Paradise of our own.
So darlin' when the hard times leave us a bit jagged
Let's go back to those waters to hear the Riversuite
There, we'll be reminded, rocks with rough edges
Carried by the river, are the stones that make the song
I'll find you in the garden, there among the hummingbirds
A little bit of paradise of my own.

Wordless Wednesday:Life Lines

Who would have thought that when you needed a lifeline, the universe would throw you a rock?
Found on the Rogue River, Oregon

Collections from my journey.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Brush Stroke Moon

This is what happens when you move and the shutter is wide open!

Find more cool stuff here!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Joy In My World

Carly has done it again and challenged us with Joy: what makes your heart happy?

Our Wedding Day

Our Girls

Fly fishing with my big brother

Sea Kayaking
Making music with T

My latest passion

Family History

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot #23

Winter Days assignment brought to you by Carly.

These where shot in December during the worst winter storm we've had in about five years. We were snowed in for over a week and it was beautiful and relaxing and adventurous.

first robin

frozen curly willow

holiday hat knitted by Blanche

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wanna Be Photography

I long to spend more time with this creative outlet.

The other day, I went to our local park to photograph the resident hawk I'd seen several times before I owned my new Nikon and telephoto. One day, perhaps I'll have all the tools and talent to shoot the photos I fantasize about, but here are some recent attempts.

a poppy from my garden