Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photography. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Swallowtail and Texas mountain laurel

A swallowtail butterfly and Texas mountain laurel.


a yellow Swallowtail butterfly and Texas mountain laurel
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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Central Park

Flowers from long ago.


Anemone in Central Park

Anemones and Coneflowers in Central Park

Lily in Central Park

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

The Arnold Arboretum

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum is one of my favorite places. Here are a couple photos I took from last summer while I was in Boston.

Arnold Arboretum pond

Golden azeleas at the Arnold Arboretum
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Saturday, January 20, 2024

Azalea

Here's a photograph of an azalea taken in Texas before the winter freeze.

Azalea
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Monday, January 15, 2024

El Paso Park

Here are a few more photos from winter in El Paso, Texas.

Silver Senna or Silver Leaf Cassia Plant in El Paso, Texas


Leaves in El Paso, Texas


Plant in El Paso, Texas

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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Winter in El Paso

Here are a few photos from this winter in El Paso, Texas.

Branches in El Paso, TX


Succulent in El Paso, TX


Grasses in El Paso, TX

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

Lizard

This sneaky lizard was spying on me as I worked in the garden today.
Anole Lizard
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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

I Know a Girl

A photo of Loving You Barbie, released in 1983

I know a girl
Who’s fair and pretty
She sprinkles hashtags
Like confetti—
Blessed and grateful
Live laugh love
Her heart’s pure gold.
She’s a shimmering dove.

And I look in the mirror
At my dark hair
And at the shadows
Everywhere.
Blessed or unblessed?
Give try share
Heart on my sleeve,
Crafting castles in the air.


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Monday, April 3, 2023

The Birds

a murder of crows






The Birds


The nightly nightmare from my window could rival the du Maurier short story and Hitchcock film.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Fall Trees

Heavily filtered photo of autumn trees.

Fall Trees

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Reading the Signs

I love reading the signs in various forms of artwork when I'm walking around Portland, Oregon.

Here's the beautiful "Troubled Hearts Can Heal" mural by Adam Brock Ciresi.

Troubled Hearts Can Heal mural by Adam Brock Ciresi, Portland, Oregon

Another piece of art I like a lot is this neon sign with the message, "There's so much beauty it could make you cry," inside Tender Loving Empire.

There's so much beauty it could make you cry, Tender Loving Empire neon art sign Portland, Oregon

The signs at WILDFANG change often. I like this message about euphoria that was up this past weekend.

Euphoria will not be reserved for those who fit the norm, sign at WILDFANG, Portland, Oregon.

I like this thoughtful quote by Angela Davis at the Blackfish Gallery: "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept." When I pass it, I always pause and reflect on it.

I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept - Angela Davis, quote at Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Mosses and Trees at the Olympic National Park

I was inspired by this one word tweet by @OlympicNP to share a few photos I took at the Olympic National Park last year in July. The park is incredibly beautiful, and I had such fun there with my husband exploring the mossy forests.

Photo of a huge tree at the Olympic National Park

Photo of moss and trees at the Olympic National Park

Photo of moss and trees at the Olympic National Park

Photo of moss and trees at the Olympic National Park

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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Heceta Head Trails

Here are a few photos taken near the Heceta Head Lighthouse trails on the Oregon coast.

Photograph taken near the Heceta Head Lighthouse trails on the Oregon coast

Photograph taken near the Heceta Head Lighthouse trails on the Oregon coast

Photograph taken near the Heceta Head Lighthouse trails on the Oregon coast

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Grow your own way

I'm amazed at the directions these trees grew in. These photos were taken last month at the Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

Photograph of trees growing in unusual directions

Photograph of trees growing in unusual directions

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

Berry Picking

We went to pick some blueberries, boysenberries, and marionberries at a nearby farm. It was quiet and peaceful. It was nice to have an escape outside. I made a lovely galette with the berries and some fresh apricots.

Blueberries


Boysenberries


Berry and Apricot Galette




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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Late Spring Blooms

Here are a few photographs of flowers taken during my walks.

Oregon Checkerbloom

Photograph of Oregon Checkbloom


Raindrops on a Rose

Photograph of a Rose Bloom


Columbine Flower

Photograph of a Columbine Flower


Bush Anemone

Photograph of a Bush Anemone



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Monday, May 23, 2022

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Here are a couple of photographs I took at the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden this past weekend. It's a lovely place to visit in the spring when the flowers are blooming.

Reflections at the Crystal Springs Lake

 

Azaleas



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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Flowers and A New Leaf

There have been some signs of spring here in Portland though many days have felt as blustery and cold as winter. I brought out my sundresses a month ago, but still have yet to wear them. Today, the sun is peaking out from behind the rain clouds, and I feel like spring is in the air. I'm not quite sure if I'm falling for another one of Mother Nature's tricks or not...

Flowers are blooming all the same. Here are a few recent photos from my walks near home.

A pretty beach strawberry bloom:

Beach Strawberry


A saturated photograph of a little buttercup:

Buttercup


A delicate iris in the park:

Iris


A new leaf unfurling in my window garden:

New Leaf Unfurling



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Friday, April 22, 2022

hummingbird

Poem and black and white photograph of a hummingbird by Ingrid Lobo



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Saturday, March 26, 2022

More Photos of Cherry Trees in Bloom

Here are a few more pretty photos of the blooming cherry trees on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon.

Cherry Blossoms in Portland, Oregon

Cherry Blossoms in Portland, Oregon

Cherry Blossoms in Portland, Oregon

Cherry Blossoms in Portland, Oregon

Cherry Blossoms in Portland, Oregon



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