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Friday, July 2, 2010

Upside down sky

In keeping with the reflection theme (hehe), this was taken at my favorite place, Trillium Lake, up on Mt Hood. The water was like glass that day, and the fluffy clouds reflected like a perfect mirror.



Have a wonderful weekend, and to my fellow Americans, have a safe and happy Independance Day on Sunday!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Reflections of a Water Lily


Just in time for the July City Daily Photo Theme... I took this yesterday. A water lily flower that has not all the way bloomed.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Columbia River X-ing

So, is using "X-ing" as my "X" post for ABC Wednesday cheating? I think not. X-ing is the abbreviation for crossing (I've seen it on signs, such as train X-ing...).

This photo was taken X-ing the Glenn Jackson Bridge, AKA the I-205 bridge. Its been going on a month that the bridge has been under construction, so X-ing (hehe) from Oregon to Washington is quite the hassle. What normally takes 5 minutes tops takes over an hour usually. But it also makes the traffic slow enough that I was able to snap this photo of Mt Hood looming over the Columbia River. Imagine how shocking this view was to Lewis and Clark when they first saw it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The tomato garden test

This year, I am testing the Topsy Turvy tomato planter. You may have seen them around your own neigborhoods. I planted one tomato plant in the upside down planter, and another in my regular garden beds. The race is on! The plants have been planted for about a month and a half now. Growth wise, the garden bed plant is winning by a long shot. The plant has grown much bigger than the tomato cage its supported by. It has a lot of flowers, but no actual visible tomatoes, as of yesterday. The Topsy Turvy plant is much smaller. It hangs upside down, but has started to turn up. But on Saturday, I noticed THREE small baby tomatoes!!! So now the test is really getting interesting. I figure the weight of the growing tomatoes will weigh the plant to grow more downward again. Who will win? Who will generate more fruit? I will keep everyone posted on my little experiment ;)