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

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

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).