Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lewis River

Finally a break in the rain!  And an early morning drive out to Moulton Falls on the Lewis River just south of Yacolt (with emphasis on the 'yac', rhymes with jackal). I was hoping for a little mist on the water, but I'm not going to complain.  The sun felt great, and a little sunshine does wonders for a reflection shot. Clover and I got a nice walk in.  Now for some hay-making while the sunshine lasts.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pond Reflection

A peaceful moment along the edge of Klineline Pond the other day.It's too windy today for a reflection photo.Reflection or no, it's always relaxing to walk along the edge of the pond.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Coming Storm

The rain began today and is forecast to continue through the weekend with the arrival of Typhoon Songda.  A typhoon?  Yikes! For today I'm photographing from the warm and dry safety of my car.  A reprieve of the 'through my rainy windshield' series.  More to follow, I'm sure...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hawthorn Berries

So many hawthorn trees surrounding the field near my house.  All loaded with berries.  I've been picking them, now that they're ripe, and trying to make hawthorn berry jelly.  My first attempt was a flop: great tasting, but I think I got the temp too high because my jelly came out more like taffy.  So I'm trying again later this week with a different recipe this time.  Plenty of berries left for the birds. 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Evergreen State

 Fall in the Evergreen State. 
Let the gray days begin. 
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Leaf and Sky

Lonely little birch leaf floating in Klineline Pond today, 
puffy clouds reflected in the water.
Perfect fall afternoon.
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

As the Day Wears On

Linus slowly loses his patch of sun.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mrs. Lady (Bug)

Close up view of my garden.  One of the great successes this season, my tomatillos, still going strong. (Tiny tomatillo forming in the upper right of the photo.) I was clearing out some of summer plants that are finished, making way for some quick fall planting while the weather is still warm, when I spotted this cute little bug.  Next year I will plant fennel because I learned that it really attracts ladybugs, which love to chomp on aphids. Plus, it's tasty, so a win-win. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Some Cloud

Fall weather is on its way in the Pacific Northwest.  Clouds rolling through quickly these days. This lone cumulus cloud was so nicely framed yesterday afternoon  during my walk with Clover.  I was heading steeply downhill in our subdivision, and only had my 50mm lens, so I ended up cropping out some houses.  Roof visible in the lower left, and I believe that's a middle school in the distant foreground.  Happy fall everyone!

Monday, September 19, 2016


Uninspiring light on my walk this morning.  The sun was almost breaking through the clouds, but changed its mind. But I have to admit, I do like this shade of misty evergreen that hovers in the balance between green and gray.  The photo reminds me a bit of a paint chip card. I think I have this on my mind because my parents have a really great gray-green paint in their mud room, but I think it's a little warmer green than this. Looks like I need my own paint chip card!

Friday, September 16, 2016

At the Boat Ramp

It's true.  I love photographing sailboats in a ripply harbor. And since I was out in Hood River today...and it's Weekend Reflections day...and the water was reflection-still near the boat ramp...and a boat came in (because it's salmon season so the Columbia is full of boats right now)...well, what can I say.
:) So guilty!
Linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Signs of Fall

It's been a while since I've woken up to fog. Guess fall is fast approaching! I liked how this fence line trails off into the fog, which has quickly burned off as we head toward a sunny 80 degree day. I wish the tree was more to the left of the photo. I think it would have balanced better. But nothing I can do about that. It does have me wondering though.  I'm curious now how old this oak tree, and the others along the edge of campus, may be. Something to research in my free time.
Linking to Good Fences.

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Already?

Where did the summer go? Hardly back into the swing of things, after my month off. I did do a lot of exploring in the trails behind WSU though, and found this great little creek which Clover really likes during her walks. Pledging to myself to get out more with my camera this month, but probably not before I complete a home improvement project I got myself into. Regrouting bathroom tiles :/
Linking to Weekend Reflections, (of course).

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Taking a blog vacation for the month of August.
Enjoy your summer everyone!
See you in September...

Friday, July 29, 2016

As the Tide Comes In

Bandon, Oregon on the southern Oregon coast is known for its otherworldly rock formations and also its wonderful sand. I blogged yesterday about an early morning photo just before low tide. Today's photo is from later in the morning when the clouds were clearing out. The tide started coming in by mid morning, creating the great reflection I love so much on the wet Pacific Northwest sand. I was just starting to hone in on the photo I was looking for when I lost this good light. It's hard to get a good reflection when the sun is too high in the sky. Still, a fabulous morning on the coast! This water felt so refreshing. Wish I were still there!
Linking to Weekend Reflections.