Sunday, 31 May 2009

Yellow Begonia

Is it cheating if I use one photo for two photo themes? I think not, I've seen plenty of others do it so, I'm going to myself. :-)

This evening Sonny (my husband) and I decided it was a perfect evening to have dinner at the park. We grabbed some sandwiches, our drinks and enjoyed our meal at a local park.

Once there I was wishing I had my camera,then I remembered I had my little point and shoot camera, and that would work!

A close up of a yellow begonia.

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Be sure to check out what others found that's yellow: HERE And for Macro Monday, just click HERE. A 3rd photo theme, Today's Flowers can be found HERE.

And for those of you who haven't seen a yellow begonia (like myself) here is a link to check out: yellow begonia.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Growing - Round Robin

When I heard about the subject for this weeks Round Robin Challenge I had ideas of sharing some photos of my dog as a puppy growing, or possibly of my own children growing.

Then it hit me, it would mean I'd have to scan photos to do either of those entries. Right now my scanner isn't playing nice. Besides, it would be nice to have some new current photos to use!

As I was walking into the house a few days ago I found my subject for this photo challenge. Off to my right as I enter my house is a large colorful Rhododendron bush.

I photographed the same bud as it grew into this bright large blossom over the week.

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Be sure to check out the other photographers who have participated in this weeks Round Robin Challenge.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Colorful Kayaks

My Friend Martha is once again hosting the Color Carnival this weekend. No rules, just COLOR!

For those of you participate in the Round Robin Photo Challenge, you may recognize this photo as I recently posted it for their theme of 'floating'.

We were standing on the pier enjoying the peace and serenity of this "hidden" spot. Within minutes of us finding this gem, a van pulled up and all these kids with their colorful kayaks appeared. I was so glad I had my camera handy! However, a man who had been fishing there wasn't happy and left in huff.

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The Boys

Time again for Camera Critters! I say that like I've played along for ages. I've commented on participants I knew is all I've ever done in the past. I'm changing that and will start sharing some of my own camera critters.

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On the left is my daughters cat, Hunter who is the old man of the two. He's rather anti-social. He will allow you to pet him when HE desires the attention and not a moment sooner. Otherwise, leave him alone on his perch by the living room window.

On the right is my rescued baby, Jett. He could fit in the palm of my hand when we found him last 4th of July weekend in the street. He's one who NEEDS (demands) lots of attention and love. I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with me holding him ALL the time when he was such a wee one.

It's been told that when I was back in the DC area for 3 weeks my baby would sit and cry by my desk chair. He missed his human mama!

BTW, Hunter lives up to his name and brings home several treats for my daughter. Mice being his favorite treat to present his princess. Jett lives up to his name by jetting around under your feet leaving you to crash land on your bum.

My husband said if we ever get another cat, he wants to name it "recliner" in hopes that it would just lounge around.

Click here to check out the other Camera Critters.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Approach with Caution!

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It appears there has been a Bridezilla sighting in the area.

Those who have followed me from the AOL journals and my now recently deleted blog, know I fell into wedding photography about 5-6 years ago. Let me say, it's been a fun ride!

One of our brides assured me there would be plenty of signs indicating how to get to their private wedding location. This was one of the signs leading us to the event. You just gotta love a bride with a sense of humor.

*** Thanks to Martha for suggesting a new site, I've added this photo to the Thematic Photographic #50 photo theme of 'signs'.

Unfortunately I can't get to that particular blog from my computer, I had to use my daughter's laptop to view it and she got rather testy that I was taking time to view other signs. I will certainly visit your signs as there some fantastic ones out there!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Red Hot ...

... carnival of color and flavor.

Martha recently started a weekly photo theme called Color Carnival, it's now on the second week and I had said the first week that it sounded like fun and I'd participate. Okay, so I'm a little slow in getting started!

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This photo was taken at Pike Place Market in Seattle and there is ALWAYS an abundance of color at the market with bright fragrant flowers, fresh testy vegetables and keep walking you will find beautiful handmade jewelry and art work.

I simply couldn't resist the red, green and yellow peppers all hanging around on a sunny day waiting for their photo to appear in my little blog. :-)

Please take a moment to check out the other colorful photos by clicking here: Color Carnival. And if you have a camera, what are you waiting for? Join the fun!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Northwest Waterfall

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My husband and I enjoy taking road trips in search of waterfalls here in the beautiful Northwest when we get that rare opportunity.

Unfortunately I didn't document what waterfall this was and my notes only stated road trip. ::sigh:: Not helpful at all! It could be anywhere near or around MT. Rainier, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest area OR one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge area.

Anyway, this is my first time to participate in the Watery Wednesday photo theme I look forward to participating many more times and getting to know the others who love photography.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Red Door

Recently I closed my regular chatty blog and decided the only thing I'd share are my photographs. I'm having fun participating and finding all the photo meme's that I've seen in the past and never made time for - what a shame!

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This photo is for the Ruby Tuesday photo meme, you can check other participants here: Ruby Tuesday

While I was visiting my son in MD, I took off and walked around Annapolis with my camera. I loved all the flowers on the doors and window sills. So cheerful.

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This is our Cockatiel, Tookie Bird. He's a pretty mellow and yellow guy who will wolf whistle even when you look and feel your worst. His other speciality is whistling "Here comes the Bride".

Click here to play along! Mellow Yellow