Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I went down to Lake Garrison the other day. The sun was hidden behind overcast
for most of my time down there. Then it poked through, burning the fog and clouds
away. It was very calm and the reflections on the lake, vivid. I'm posting a few here.
I did saturate the color some.....hopefully not too much. What'cha think?
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Monday, September 28, 2009


I think I like the photo of the mushrooms in black and white more than
the colored. BTW....it's after dinner and they were delicious!!
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Over in my neighbor's garden there were a group of these beautiful shaggy
mane mushrooms. They were really a very good size as well as looking like
some kind of weird alien growth! Since my neighbors were out of town for
the day and these don't last very long, well........guess what we're having for
dinner tonight??
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Sunday, September 27, 2009


While we were driving around Charleston yesterday, I saw this street that had the
kind of mysterious look that I'm attracted to, artistically. What does it lead to?
What's around the bend up ahead? Does anyone live down there? Work there?
Fish there?
We'll never know. But we can imagine, huh?
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Saturday, September 26, 2009


I love ice cream!! No, that's not right......actually, I ADORE ice cream! And with
a sugar waffle cone....mmmmmm, yum.
Now I know that everyone who knows how I feel about ice cream will think that
I just really gluttonized today. HA!! I'm holding Norm's cone for him while he
took this photo. But, truthfully?? I didn't even realize until I looked at this
photo that I was gleefully eating his! Mine was waiting patiently for my undivided
attention, which I did see to ASAP.
Oh!! Life is good!!
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Friday, September 25, 2009


I'll probably be posting photos I took in Bandon for a few days, at least. It was
so windy and chilly that there was no point it photographing many people since
they all looked like they were on a tour of the glaciers in Alaska! All bundled
up with only their eyes showing through their windbreakers. Haa! And they
call Port Orford windy! Anyway, the first photo is of a display of those colorful
pinwheel suckers. I don't see them too often and they're probably now thought of
as old-fashioned (sigh......). I regret the reflection of the wrapper but, "Oh Well"....
The second photo is of a well-known landmark in Bandon, The Clock Tower. I
really like the way that photo turned out. Wha'cha think?
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Thursday, September 24, 2009


Here it is!! The first of many beautiful evenings of autumn. Our most
lovely of colorful nights, smells and sights! And the days are wonderful,
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The beautiful Gabriella.....
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


These last blooms of summer are reminders of friendships from my past. The
first was a white hydranga I got slips of from Carol....but the photo that is posted here
is for Bernice. It's a small bush that got tucked away in the back of the garden and
pretty well left to survive on it's own.....and doing a pretty good job.
The second is one of my favorite roses.....from Betty....again, another slip. The name
is New Dawn and with so many petals and a wonderful fragrance! The deer got into the
garden one night recently and left it bare, but Bless it's little heart....one last bloom!
Finally, I've carried slips with me of this little pink climber all the way from when I
lived in the Gold Country of California almost 17 years ago! Faye gave me a bouquet one spring. When
I went to change the water I saw that it was starting to develop roots. It's so hearty
for it fragile appearance......it's also one of my favorites. Just like Faye!
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Monday, September 21, 2009


These seemed like a nice addition to the previous posting.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009


We just can't have a post on hands without a post to balance by
including feet!
I think my favorite photo of this group is the third
one where you see the band-aide on the ankle. So
typical of kids. And I happen to know this one
belongs to a very busy and active boy.......Don't worry, Harry,
I won't tell!

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Today's Kid's Art Program was on making mobile's.
The kids had a very patient and talented teacher but
making those tiny knots wasn't easy. The kids worked at
it and then I could see many of them helping some of the
others that were still having some problems. There were
quite a few 'helping hands' kept very busy today and a joy to

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Friday, September 18, 2009


There are more and more signs of my favorite time of year to be seen every day.
The lovely hydranga is beginning to lose it's glowing color and the young maple
tree is just beginning to get hers. And the wonderful smells in the air!! Ahhh.....
Well, except for the afternoon when the air heats up and carries with it the odor
of a poor deer that chose our property to lay down her final burden. Better to
think about the beautiful colors Ma Nature will bless us with shortly.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009


I went out looking for some fall blooms to photograph and quickly became
preoccupied with bugs. I never realized how really interesting all of these
subjects are when viewed up close......all the little feelers, and other 'attachments'
that all have a purpose. The hollyhock flowers I'm appreciating because in
a short time they'll be gone again until next year. The same with the grasshopper
and spider also, I suppose.
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Cape Blanco is a well known landmark in this area. You travel about 5 miles or so
north of Port Orford, take a left for about another 5 miles and there you are. It
has a beautiful lighthouse as well as the historic Hughes House near by. Cape
Blanco has been said to be the furthest point west on the contiguous United States.
During the winter the winds out there have reached up to 160 MPH! That's a
lot!! I liked this photo in black and white more than the color. It was windy the
day I took the photo and the sea was churning and messy looking. No control
freak here, huh!!
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