Last year I was staying at my Grandma's house for a few days and the neighboring town had its annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. They would fly twice a day for two days, once early in the morning, right after sunrise and once in the evening, before sunset. You would hear the first balloons arrive … Continue reading Balloons
This photo challenge was indeed difficult! Not because I don't have any pictures that fit, but I have way to many to choose from! I love to play with focus! I love to go up-close with largest possible aperture on my lens and find the perfect spot to focus on. I will take several pictures … Continue reading Sharp Snippets
As I looked through my pictures of patterns and orderly things, the following two struck me as perfect for this week's challenge. It shows how to big cities are keeping it neat, one with cars, the other with colorful boats. New York City, USAI was fascinated with the stacking car parks they have in New … Continue reading Keeping it neat!
My late dog Lola made friends everywhere she went. Most of them were of the human or canine variety. But when we moved to the island, she befriended Popeye, the resident harbor seal. They were immediately smitten with each other. Lola doing the play bow thing and Popeye splashing water in response. It became a … Continue reading Popeye and Lola
I know that I am a week behind on this photo challenge. I am currently visiting family in Switzerland and have been couch surfing for a few days without constant internet access. Now I am back at my Dad's house trying to catch up with everything. The town next to my home town had its … Continue reading Timeless Machines
I love dandelions, especially when they turn into that perfect round fuzz ball that can last a few seconds or a few days. I have been taking many a pictures of those perfect natural miracles. But the one I shot just a few days ago is the best I managed thus far. So I decided … Continue reading Perfect Fuzz
My island home has many still ponds with inspiring reflections and of course plenty of opportunity around the many ports as well. I love to play with reflections and below you will find some of my favorites from the past two years. San Juan Island, WA San Juan Island, WA Port of Friday Harbor, WA … Continue reading Nature’s Mirrors
Exploring the old limestone quarries at Lime Kiln Point State Park in the San Juan Islands, I came across this sign. After I had just made my way down a craggy rocky hill side....oops! These signs are a pretty common sight in the Swiss country side. And yes, during the Spring and Summer you will … Continue reading Warning!
I have done some traveling in my 40 years of life. However, many of my pictures are old-fashioned paper prints. I finally fully switched to digital about 4 years ago. In those 4 years I visited Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon National Parks. I've always had a fascination with rocks and rock formations. Maybe I … Continue reading Rocks
Living in the stunningly beautiful Pacific Northwest, I am surrounded by nature, which to me is all earth in its glory. There are also quite a few ancient volcanos sticking out from the mountain ranges. Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens to just name a few. Volcanoes to me represent earth in it's rawest … Continue reading Parícutin