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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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Alphabe-Thursday 
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.

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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.

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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