Thursday, March 21, 2019

Day Twenty-Two: Japanese Accents in the Kitchen

Ornaments and seasoning add a Japanese flavor to my cooking.

Darn, I don't like this shot, tried several times to crop, nothing works.  Need to reposition the elements.  Oh well, next time.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Day Twenty-One: Aquamarine

As a commemoration of my 70th birthday month, here is an aquamarine crystal that will outlive me by centuries, eons and more.  

Named for the Latin phrase "water of the sea"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Day Twenty: Dog Park Stroll

Someone is thinking about the kind of dog she would like to have so we made a visit to the Sandy River Delta Park where we saw dogs of all sizes and shapes.  For larger dogs, a favorite spot is the backwater where they can swim and chase each other and play with their toys.  

I am shy of photographing random strangers so this photo shows dogs but not their owners.

Come on in!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Day Nineteen: Snake Knot

Spotted at the refuge, a scrum of 15+ garter snakes emerging from their overwintering hibernation.  Snakes with colors of blue, red or tan.   Snakes in knots .  Snakes moving along the ground and up the trees.  This is more snakes than I had seen in a long time.  Happy birthday to me!

Live long and prosper, snakes.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Day Eighteen: From the Bridge

Now that Spring is here, there is so much to see, so many critters beginning their seasonal business after a long winter.  What do you think these folks are seeing?

Birders Looking Down

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Day Seventeen: On the Balcony

The end of winter: remnants of the past season and promise of new beginnings.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Day Sixteen: Light Industry at the End of My Street

Wandered around the neighborhood this afternoon; the weather seemed balmy.  Attracted by the colors of some light industry clustered near my place.

Dumpster with Tree Branch

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Day Fifteen: Mt Tabor Sunday Morning

In aid of adding some elevation gain to my routine walks, Mt Tabor was today's destination.  The sun was morning-bright and the air was winter-cold.  Lots of other walkers.  Many dogs.  An all-around good feeling.


Saturday, March 9, 2019

Day Fourteen: Tree Trunk with Vine in Winter

There are line drawings to be captured everywhere, including on this tree trunk.  Just look.

Crystal Springs Rhodie Garden, along the trail.   

Friday, March 8, 2019

Day Thirteen: Repetition

Cup of coffee at downtown Starbucks, waiting for Oregon Historical Society Museum to open.  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Day Twelve: Just Something Quick and Fuzzy

Spent some time today streamlining my photo process 
and here's one little cactus.

Softly fuzzy but thorny too.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Day Eleven: Light on Light

Snow day, playing with matches and light. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Day Ten: Overhead Calligraphy

Overhead Calligraphy

A quick shot today, looking up on SE Holgate Blvd.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Day Nine: Marbles, Eggs and Glass

Just some bits of nostalgia:  marbles from my childhood in SF (60+ years ago), stone eggs from a Santa Cruz shop (10 years ago) and a glass crystal that hung from the rear view mirror of the decrepit-mobile (16 years ago).  

My favorite: the black marble with green, yellow & orange vein.