Monday, September 23, 2013

Volcanoes of the Cascades

Mt. Rainier is ever present on a sunny day throughout Puget Sound.

Further north is Mt. Hood towering over the north sound.

Photos taken June 30.

To the south in Portland, Oregon, Mt. Hood can be seen on a clear day. Here it's pictured at Willamette Falls.

Photos taken July 9.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Summer Fun on Puget Sound

Typical summer Friday evening overlooking downtown Seattle and Lake Union from Gas Works Park.

June 28

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bambi & Friend


This morning I was greeted by these two grazing in the front yard. Fortunately, when they left they didn't visit the vegetable garden.

14 August 2013

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Super Moon

Husband got up super early to catch the super moon at it's best. As it descended into the early morning haze over Phoenix it appeared to get even bigger.

Taken June 23rd about 5:30 am.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

CU Graduation

Last month a certain family member graduated from college. Yeah! Boulder, Colorado is a beautiful place and the university did a fabulous job of showing off the local on the big screen. I love this picture of the flatirons just as they were switching to the graduates.

Julie Andrews gave the commencement address and she was fabulous! She is timeless in her appeal to all generations.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Out for a Walk

I've been trying, unsuccessfully, for quite some time to get a good picture of baby quail. They are so fast it's almost impossible to focus on one. This is a decent picture of the whole family out for a walk. We had to let the wildlife camera get this shot.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Wiley Coyote

We have had quite a bit of coyote activity on the wildlife camera this week. They are probably out hunting the bunnies.

We finally got a true night photo too. You have to stick around to the last photo to see it!

This day they were working as a team.

And someone caught red handed at night.


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Friday, May 31, 2013

Playing and Hunting

The wildlife camera caught quite a few images over the past week.

Something (we believe it's a bobcat due to the striping on the legs) came blazing through probably on the chase for a meal.

The bunnies have been having fun too.

Tomorrow I'll have some Wiley Coyote photos.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Wildlife on the Move

Within several days of setting up the wildlife camera we had a flurry of activity. Including a large bird that decided to rest on the camera!

Early on the morning of May 11 some shadowy figures passed through.

Here's a close up...

As they moved along the wash, we could see it was a family of javelina.

A couple hours later, a coyote wandered by.

Then early the next morning something came through at a fast rate of speed. Must have been on the hunt.

We have repositioned the camera and I'll post pictures when we have something exciting to report.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fun with Photography

Recently Husband was given a Wildview camera. I don't know too much about it as I have been busy but you can check it out at The camera is triggered by motion and since our home backs up to the desert, we experience regular wildlife citings. Now we can see what's going on back there at night! Husband set the camera up and walked in front to make sure it worked...

Once the camera is triggered by motion, it takes several pictures.

Tomorrow morning, I will post some of the activity we have had.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Tulips & Mt. Rainier

The tulips in downtown Seattle were beautiful this spring.
On a clear day, Mt. Rainier is present and looming.
Just for fun, let's zoom in a little more...

March 30th

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Lake Washington Floating Bridge

From Husky Softball Stadium on the University of Washington campus. Beautiful views!

March 28th

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Hail in Phoenix

A month ago we had a huge hail storm. Something is just wrong with this picture!

March 8th.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Pawn Stars!

The site of the television show Pawn Stars in Las Vegas.

February 15

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Salt Lake City Snow

There is a mine just outside of Salt Lake City. After a big snow in January, it made for a scenic picture.

January 13

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Giant Saguaro

Where it all starts. Hard to believe something so small will become so large eventually.

January 5 2014

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Last Photo - Day 366

This is it. The last photo from my project 366 for the year 2012. Last year (2011) when my daughter found out about this project, she made a special photo album for me to put the Best of the Best in. I selected three of my favorite pictures and laid them out on page one and took a picture. It seemed like a fitting way to end the year.

Project 366 has been a fabulous experience but I have to say, I'm happy to be done. I took at least one picture every day in 2012 and posted on this blog. It was a lot of work but incredibly gratifying. There were days when I was definitely not at a loss for photographs and others where I would grab my camera at the end of the day looking for something, anything to photograph. Surprisingly several of those turned out to be some of the best pictures! The best part of this project is that I have definitely become more familiar with my camera and it's features. I have tried several new photographic techniques and the way I approach composition has certainly changed.

For 2013 I will not be continuing the daily photographs. However, I will still periodically post pictures both from last year and new ones. We love to travel and with family members spread all over the country, you never know what location pictures will appear from. So stay tuned.

Thank you for following along with me on this journey.

December 31

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cruise Ships & Sea Turtles - Day 362

Our day in Georgetown, Grand Cayman was spent with our "best friends" from 6 cruise ships. They are used to dealing with 2 cruise ships in one day in Georgetown so things were a wee bit busy.

Sea Turtles at the Turtle Farm.

December 27

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