Welcome to Sarah Bettey Photography, featuring photos
from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

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!

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This or That Thursday
Skywatch Friday

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.

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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 ;)

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Macro Monday