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Friday, November 30, 2012

Orange You Glad It's Friday #15

Welcome to week 15 of Orange You Glad It's Friday!

Can you believe it is already almost December? The busy holiday season is upon us. I feel like I have been rather absent on getting around to each of your blogs to personally thank you for your participation. For this I am sorry. I will try to do better as a meme host!

This submission from last week really stood out. It comes to us from Maboe in Norway. I love the hints of orange in this clear and crisp macro. Thanks so much for sharing with us each week!

Every Friday 12:01am PST, I will open the blog up for posts. Rules are simple. Post a picture that you have taken or piece of art you have created (or have permission to use) with a little or a lot of orange, share your link below, visit others and comment on their orange takes, leave a comment here if you wish.

Each week, I will feature a favorite submission from the previous week with a link to the participants blog.

DON'T FORGET -- Be sure to include an Orange You Glad It's Friday Badge or link back to this blog in your post. To add a badge, just copy and paste the HTML code from below!


I appreciate everyone spreading the word about Orange Friday. See a great photo on another site that has a little or a lot of orange? Suggest they stop by and submit it here. With your help, hopefully participation will be up this week! :)

You can also get updates and reminders of Orange You Glad It's Friday on Facebook! Also, even if you do not have a blog, you are welcome to post photos uploaded to Facebook. Just enter the URL of the photo to Linky Tools below to join!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blue Skies

While it is right at the beginning of the rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest, we do have the occasional blue sky day. On Sunday it was cloudy and dismal all morning, but the forecast said things would clear up. So I stayed optimistic, and I am glad that I did, because this was what the sky was like later that afternoon!

Shared On:
This or That Thursday
Skywatch Friday

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tanner Creek

We set out on Sunday to check out a new trail. I have taken my son on many short hikes in our area, and according to two of the websites I find new trails on, this one was "family friendly". Not enough for us though. You see, he has outgrown his front carrier and I do not have a backpack carrier yet. So we tackle our short "hikes" pushing his stroller. Now, his stroller is like a tank. It has made it through some pretty intense rides. Rocky inclines, mud puddles, sand, autumn leaves... the list goes on. But the trail we chose this time was no go. It had fallen trees and stairs, which is not stroller friendly in the least. So we will be back to finish it later.

I was able to capture a few of the sights on the way back from where we gave up and turned around. The creek that our trail followed was flowing rapidly, but the water was still so clear you could easily see the bottom.

Shared On:
Waters on Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Water World Wednesday 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thistle Growth

I had not ever seen this before. On the side of this thistle that faced the late afternoon sun was new leafy growth. I assumed it was the seeds that had not escaped during the dry season sprouting in the thistle head after the rains we have been having. There were a lot of these thistles around, and each of them had this. I can't imagine these baby plants surviving much longer. The cold season is upon us.

Shared On:
Shadow Shot Sunday
Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Communal Global
ABC Wednesday

Monday, November 26, 2012

More Mushrooms

I have a serious addiction to photographing mushrooms. It manifested itself last autumn when I was pregnant. I could not get out as much as I liked, so I chose something I could find easily and mushrooms were plentiful on the easy trails I walked. I crave finding cute little communities of mushrooms, of finding varieties I have not photographed before. I love the colors, how delicate they are, and how fickle the growing season is. So bear with me as I post another ;)

 Shared On:
Macro Monday