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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Downtown Bellevue Park

Bellevue, Washington (near Seattle) has a nice downtown park. Here are some photos, focusing on the water features.
You can see lots of other parts of our planet by visiting the excellent Our World Tuesday meme.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fox Run Socks

It's been too long since I've posted a photo of Socks. Here he is at nearby Fox Run Park, where we regularly go for walks. He's probably wondering why I posed him on the rock!
Doesn't he look happy in this second shot?
He's a great hiking companion, he was scrambling up rocks with me on a hike last weekend as we climbed a very steep canyon trail! Visit Pets Forever and Camera Critters for lots more photos.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Greenwood Stream & Trees

Here are the last photos from a hike to that abandoned settlement, starting with a stream that we crossed at the start of the hike.
Here's another view of the same spot.
I always love the tall pine trees on almost every trail around here.
Even when they are past their expiration date!
I'll end up linking this with Scenic Weekends in a few days...

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Here's another Dutch harbor from when I lived in Holland, this one at Wolphaartsdijk.
It's a scanned slide from 1976; this may be a copy of a photo that my father took rather than one of mine. Visit Vintage Weekly to see more old photos.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Last Week's Skies

Here are two skies from last week that I photographed from our house. First some sun rays near sunset.
And the next day looking in the other direction, a full rainbow. It's actually a double rainbow if you look carefully.

These are my Skywatch Friday entries for the week. And I was finally able to get a few more lightning shots this week too, but I'm saving those for later!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mountains Near Aspen

Here's a scanned 1995 slide, taken while camping near Aspen.
I'm linking it to Vintage Weekly and a meme that's new to me, Blue Monday.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Santa Monica Pier

Here are some photos from the first day of our California vacation back in May, of the Santa Monica Pier. First is the view from the restaurant where we ate lunch.
And a couple of shots of the waves breaking underneath the pier.
There's lots more to come from California, and I've still got some photos from the Seattle area waiting patiently to be posted. This is an Our World Tuesday post.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Abandoned Shadows

A couple of weeks ago I posted photos from a trail to an abandoned settlement, Greenwood Park. Here are some shadowy shots from the actual settlement. All that's left of this cabin is the chimney.
The trees are growing in what used to be this building.
Apparently they had piped water.
This used to be a bridge.
And I'm guessing this was a common building. There are remnants of an electrical box in this so it must be 20th century.
I'm linking these photos to Shadow Shot Sunday, a meme I haven't joined in far too long.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Old Lightning Photo

I haven't been able to photograph any lightning yet this year, but since it's thunderstorm season I want to post at least one lightning shot. So here's one from a couple of years ago that you haven't seen.
Obviously it's a Skywatch Friday post, visit that great meme to see lots of great skyward photos.
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