Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - A Place to Ponder

from around the world.

Thanks for visiting me in the Seattle area today.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Eagles in the Sky

It's been a while since I've posted pictures 
of 'our' eagles here on the lake, 
so I thought I would share these for Skywatch Friday.

(Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
I liked the above and below photos because they included 
both the eagles in the sky and the one on the top of the flagpole.

Plus, I found the cloud formations to be interesting.

And this shot, above, is of a helicopter and eagle. The helicopter was from a local news station. It arrived to shoot footage of the rescue of a drowning man by two 15 year-old residents. 
They revived the man using CPR 
until paramedics arrived on the scene. 
The man was then transported to the hospital 
and the teens lauded for their heroic efforts. 

from around the globe.
Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yellow Fuzzy

So yesterday I saw this little guy crawling along the driveway.
(Click on the images to enlarge them.)

He was so cute and fuzzy, I just wanted to run my finger over him.
But I didn't. Instead I took a couple of photos of him.

Does anyone know what type caterpillar this is?
I found a cool website to help ID it, 
but none it came up with 
were found in the Pacific Northwest.
So I'm calling it 'Yellow Fuzzy'.
For now. Anyway.

What do you think?


Take-off and landing...

(Please click on photo to enlarge it.)


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - same beach, different day

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Flower Focus Friday or GBBD part deux

As I visited other people's blogs on GBBD
I saw colors galore!
I realized most of the flower blooms
I posted that day were
in a very limited color palate.
Yet there are plenty more colors
that deserve recognition, so here are a few.
Lights, camera, close up...
(Please click on the images to see them really close up!)






Yet another sunflower.

Hope your day is all sunshine and flowers!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GBBD - Sept 2010

Many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens
for hosting the monthly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.

Here are some blooms from my yard...

Cheery Cosmos

Echinacea ending

Smell-o-vision chocolate Nicotiana

Busy Bee Sedum

Amazing Astors,
bee, and spent blooms

Hardy Fuchsias hanging low

Fuchsia fuchsia

Another Hardy Fuchsia

Amaranth volunteer

Blue Bachelor's Button

Heuchera blooms with
Phlomis spent blooms in background

And because we've had such a crummy year
for growing tomatoes here,
I had to include my harvest from yesterday.
Silver Fir, black prince, yellow pear, and sungold.

Happy September GBBD!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Gull and Gale

This is taken at one of my favorite spots on Cape Cod.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Twisted Summer Color

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Massachusetts Memory Lane -Summer 2010

My recent 'Wordless Wednesday' post showed photos of
my toes awash in east coast and west coast water.
This year has been one of travel for me
between coasts of the continental U.S.
I've recently been trying out an airline I hadn't tried before,
Jet Blue. I traveled on one of their flights shortly before
that air carrier was all over the news, thanks to
the infamous act by Steven Slater,
former Jet Blue flight attendant.

His actions apparently would not garner him flowers, like above,
not from Jet Blue anyway.
These flowers were close to a favorite beach on Cape Cod.
Neither Jet Blue nor Steven Slater were anywhere to be seen.

There were some vivid blues visible from Nauset Beach.
The breeze helped keep everyone cool in the 90-degree heat.

Even the seagulls needed some cooling off.

Couldn't help but think of the Green Day tune,
where they croon,
my shadow ... walks beside me.

This baby osprey didn't walk or fly anywhere,
but sure let it's parents know it wanted something.

One parent sat quietly preening,
seemingly not even hearing the little one.
The perches for the osprey
have been here for as long as I can remember.

Not only did I bounce from one coast to another,
but I have been bouncing
between western and eastern Massachusetts,
crisscrossing the state a few times.

Aside from 'nature',
some interesting objects were to be found
in the aqueduct here.

This bicycle struck me as an oddly sad site.

A lovely cedar waxwing briefly landed,
and was off in a flash.
Almost too fast for me to catch it,
and unfortunately too fast for me to focus clearly!

And here is some of the Staghorn Sumac
that reminds me so much of growing up back east.

As I crossed the state and the country,
and saw the critters about,
I was reminded of the tale of the tortoise and hare.

Perhaps one of them had permission to travel in the 'breakdown lane'?

Once again, I left the east coast for my home on the west coast.

I had to include these
Gratuitous Puppy Pictures...

L.D. (above)

Bear (above)

East Coast folks -
please stay safe with these hurricanes bearing down on you!