Monday, 27 July 2009


I see you! 

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It's been a while since I've had time to participate in the Monochrome Weekly photo theme.  Today as I was going through an old file from last year, I found this little guy who begged to be shared.  Please take a moment to check out other participants and please remember I always appreciate the time you took to visit and comment! :-)  (I'll stop by to visit your blog and comment ... I just might be a wee bit late!)

Sunshine Flower

I don't know the real name of this flower but, it made me feel happy like a ray of sunshine.  So, I call it my sunshine flower.

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Doesn't it make you smile too?

For other delightful and cheerful yellows be sure to check out the other participants at Mellow Yellow.  For some awesome looking macros check out Macro Monday. Of course it's always fun to see flowers from different parts of the land at Today's Flowers.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

My Vehicle of Choice

This weeks theme for the Round Robin Photo Challenges is "My Vehicle of Choice".  I drive an older SUV, a 1999 blue Honda Passport.  I LOVE driving it, especially in the snow or on the beach.  :-)  If only I could drive on the beach more often.  Photo taken when I bought it.


I TRY to obey the traffic laws as I don't want to get stopped by one of these guys who's vehicle of choice is a motorcycle.  These police officers were visiting some children at the local children's hospital.  What a line up!


I've enjoyed riding on the back of our Gold Wing - as long as my hair was tied up!  Well, I did until my husband 'dropped' the bike as he was driving to work.  I'm just glad I wasn't on the bike when he went down!  Yes, he's fine, no injuries except to the poor bike.


If you really want to save fuel, there's always the pedal bike.  The second one (red helmet) is my husband Sonny on a tandem bike he built.  He's now building a tandem for two.  I'm looking forward to riding with him. :-)  This was taken during the 'Tour de Pierce' last month.


Some folks might opt for the taxi to get them around town.  This looks like an interesting taxi! It's no Cash Cab, but, it should be a ride filled with grins and giggles. 


"Baby you can drive my car, and maybe I'll love you ..."  This was a car that belonged to John Lennon.  I don't think they'll let us drive this car.  No matter what, it's an intriguing vehicle of choice.


And my vehicle of choice right now IF I could, would be this sailboat sailing off into the sunset.  Peaceful, serene and graceful.  I could use a little of those in my life. right now.  Just click on the photo to enlarge and let your mind escape. 


Be sure to check out other vehicles of choice from the Round Robin participants.  Round Robin.

Sunday, 12 July 2009


Lately I haven't had much time to participate in any of the photo themes listed on my sidebar.  Today I'll be truly multi-tasking and posting photos that will fit the following photo themes:  Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Today's Flower and the last but certainly not least Ruby Tuesday.

While the flowers aren't predominately yellow, they are stunning and are one of my favorite flowers.  I hope you enjoy these two Dahlia's, that I took at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA.

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Shades of Silence

“See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence: see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence ... we need silence to be able to touch souls. "
                                                                  ~ Mother Theresa

Living in the great Northwest, it's easy for me to find many wonderful silent and peaceful locations that are perfect for thoughts and prayer.


Looking out on Elliot Bay in Seattle.  This was taken moments before an outdoor wedding was to start.  They got married with this view in front of them.


Commencement Bay, Tacoma at sunset.  Taken as a wedding reception ended and all the music and festivities ended, leaving us with some much desired peace and silence.


This is my personal favorite oasis at Mt Rainier National Park, Mowich Lake.  I always walk away with a great sense of peace with the world and/or myself.   No weddings, just some much needed rest, relaxation and SILENCE.


Shhhhh, silence please.  Daddy's little angel, a flower girl at a wedding we photographed is now sleeping.

Now quietly make your way over to the Round Robin's to see what others photographed for the subject of 'Silence'.  Also, thanks to all who played along, I look forward to seeing what you have and I of course appreciate your comments.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Tacoma Sunset

Tuesday means it's time for Ruby Tuesday and My World Tuesday and amazingly I'm able to pull double duty out of one photo. :-)

Yesterday when I was returning home from an Operation: Love Reunited photo shoot, I saw that the setting sun was casting a pink shade of color on Mt Rainier. As much as I wanted to head home and just put my feet up for a wee bit, I couldn't let this pass, so I headed to my favorite elevated spot to get this photo.

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Today I share with you one of our Tacoma Sunsets. :-) I love living here.