Thursday, July 4, 2019

Day Eighty-Six: Ethereal Oregano

Very small flower, macro mode Canon Powershot; mostly beautiful, some depth of field problems.  Perhaps the Nikon can do better. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Day Eighty-Five: Morning Walk & What I Saw

Dogs say:  we love the park

Cat says: I never go near that park; too many dogs.

Cones say:  Let's just make some pretty symmetry

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Day Eighty-Four: The Pineapple Mint Begins to Show Flower Buds

Pineapple mint purchased in May to entice the local hummingbirds.  Finally a vibrant bud
appears, 2mm in length.  Just could not get the bud in focus with the Canon in macro setting.  Do like other features of this shot:  leaf veins and hairs, striking color.   

Looking forward to when the plant is covered in blooms and hummers abound.

The first flower bud blossoms out, 5 days later. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Day Eighty-Three: Orange Collage after Dennis Hopper

This was such a fun project, developed over the month of June.  Hopper's collage is at least twice as large as mine so I had to choose which elements to include.
Wish I could see his piece in real life; mine has a
lot of dimensionality; expect his does as well.   

Hopper collage from the book, Collage, the Making of Modern Art. 2004.

My collage, after Dennis Hopper.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Day Eighty-One: On My Way Home I Saw a Mountain

Northbound, in the air, this mountain appeared in the east before we saw Mount Hood.
So lovely to be back in the PNW. 
Taken with iPhone out the airplane window

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Day Seventy-Nine: The Canon G10 Steps Right Up

This point & shoot is eleven years old, fits in my pocket and sometimes it blows me away.  


Day Seventy-Eight: What It Says On the Label

Discount Mini Mart

Nick Nack Nook

Pickled Beets

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Day Seventy-Seven: On the Multnomah University Campus for HazMat Training :)

Above-Ground Tree Roots....Interesting

This seems to be common with Maples.  

Trees have shallow roots. The vast majority of a tree’s roots are located in the top 12 to 18 inches of soil.  As the tree roots grow, some of the larger roots near the soil surface may emerge from the ground. While many individuals regard surface roots as unwelcome, they are normal for many trees. 

It’s usually best to ignore surface roots as much as possible. (Granted, mowing around surface roots can be tricky.) Covering the area around the tree with 1 to 2 inches of soil provides only temporary relief. The tree roots will continue to grow and will probably reappear in a few years. Placing 4 or more inches of soil around a tree may damage or destroy it by depriving some of the tree’s roots of oxygen.  


Friday, June 14, 2019

Day Seventy-Six: My Crayons Melted

They must have been in a hot delivery van.  In some cases, one crayon melted into the empty wrapping of another, already melted-out color.  Got a refund. 

Water soluble crayons for a rivers-themed project. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Day Seventy-Five: I Became Fascinated by Clouds

These clouds, seen yesterday, look as though they are 
spinning out slender arms in all directions. 

One of these clouds came with an accompanying line of smaller clouds, 
in formation like ducklings following a parent. 

Others were fanning out and trailing streaks of cloud. 

  The temperature was in the mid-nineties (a record-breaker).  

Later, at home, I checked and these might be cirrus clouds.

Fall streaks form when snowflakes and ice crystals fall from cirrus clouds. The change in wind with height and how quickly these ice crystals fall determine the shapes and sizes the fall streaks attain. Since ice crystals fall much more slowly than raindrops, fall streaks tend to be stretched out horizontally as well as vertically. Cirrus streaks may be nearly straight, shaped like a comma, or seemingly all tangled together.

Photos taken with an iPhone near Sherwood OR.