Friday, July 22, 2011

July 19, 2011

The wetlands pond lilies are beautiful this time of year.
This was private property to the right of the picture so although there was a vantage point for perhaps a better view it wasn't possible as the homeowner wasn't around to ask. it is too bad because it would have been great to perhaps peer into a flower with the camera. These flowers and pads are quite different than the ones taken in Snake Lake Park.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 18, 2011

Care to join me on the pond?

July 17,2011

This lone berry was nestled back in the bushes. Although the leave pointing to the open-ended twig was as though it were, say, a caterpillar with it's mouth open to devour the leaf was appealing it was even more distracting from the berry which was the main event. So a bit of cropping was called for resulting in a simple, direct photograph.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 16, 2011

More definition here and better depth of field would be helpful. Or one could go the other way and make it into some sort of modern art.

July 15, 2011

This thistle seemed a nice enough study in color but the black and white version may be more appealing.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14, 2011

Berries in the making!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 13, 2011

There is such beauty in the wildflowers also known as weeds depending on whether or not you want them in your garden. This bit of loveliness was found in a wetland.

July 12, 2011

This little wild bunny decided to cross the small meadow but stopped to take a moment to study the camera before bounding back into the shelter of the underbrush.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July 11, 2011

Simply a nice color contrast.

June 10, 2011

What is it everyone finds
fascinating about old barns? they are a part of another life in this country that really has ceased to exist. There are a few holdouts and they draw all of us to our past whether we have an actual touch on that past or not. Additionally, the buildings, in their various stages of decay, have character and reach out to all who look at them.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011

A nice pastoral scene along the road to Mt Rainier.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

These flowers almost look as if they are lying on a reflective surface but of course it is only "almost". The bright yellow against the deep green, almost black background makes a nice contrast.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7, 2011

Dandelions are a yard problem but just before they mature enough to let go of their seeds of lawn destruction they are stunning. This was the best possible angle for this particular plant although a little lower, had it been possible, would have been better.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 6,2011

There are two slightly different shots here. The first has slightly different lighting than the second. In editing, the sky was neglected so that was addressed in the cropping of the second for the third and final photo in this group. I felt the painterly quality of the flowers and the stone building behind it were the actual point of interest. Probably will go back and crop the first as well: it already has the sky absent from the picture although the right side would still be cropped at the post.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5, 2011

This barn is out on the road to Mt Rainier. the weathered outbuildings that are obviously kept up make a nice grouping with the trees and mountains in the background.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4, 2011

On the road to Mt. Rainier in an unlikely spot.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

July 3, 2011

Not the photo intended for posting of this group however, the graceful curve of the road and fence is something you won't typically find in the Midwest - never mind the mountains!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 2, 2011

Such beautiful blooms.

July 1, 2011

Now THAT's a summer statement!

June 30, 2011

Puget Sound swimmers.

June 29, 2011

Wild sweet peas

June 28, 2011

Low tide on a cold summer day: only the gulls go for a swim.

June 27, 2011

Low tide day reveals some surprises.

June 26, 2011

Wildflowers by the Sound

June 25, 2011

They say a week is just a plant you don't want. So is a weed to you a plant to me?