Posted in Nature, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

I love pictures of old stumps and pieces of wood; they hold such fascinating textures and multitudinous shades of brown, green, gold, gray. These are two of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them on this Earth Day!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth


~knit equals joy

This is my 200th post!  Woo hoo!!!

Posted in Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

Children have the ability to believe without bias, to find wonder even in the most mundane of places and objects. As adults, we become dulled to the magic inherent to life, and perhaps we stop seeking it altogether. However, as photographers, we have an opportunity to reclaim it. Magic and beauty can be conjured in the simplest of photographs, which may then inspire wonder in the viewer.  – Jen H., The Daily Post


This wee hen in my sister’s garden, with her sweet face and wondering expression, caught my attention and imagination. All kinds of fairy tales could have been written about her, or included her…was she in Jack and the Beanstalk? Or maybe she was Chicken Little. And what’s the story with that leaf down there???

Weekly Photo Challenge: Magic

Posted in Color, inspiration, Oregon, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

As a designer of knitting patterns, I’m always on a quest for inspiration. I find it in nature, in beautiful things, in the repetition and movement of architecture, and in color. The beautiful vibrancy and subtle nuance of color found at a farmer’s market in Ashland Oregon satisfied a quest for inspiration. Just look at that riotous color! Ah! It sends me following tenuous wisps of dreams of new possibilities.many-tomatoes-1024x683

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

Posted in Daily Prompt, Lighthouses, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pacific Northwest, photography, The Coast


Lighthouse Sidewalk 2

I loved this giant compass built into the sidewalk at the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. It adds to the charm and delight of the grounds, which we spent a lovely afternoon exploring.

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I love, too, that the park/grounds is called the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. That sounded funny to me at first, but I later learned that “Outstanding Natural Area” is a designation for areas in the United States that have been little altered by human impact and that meet certain relevance and importance criteria in order to become protected lands. At any rate, we thought it was a beautiful and outstanding area, and we could happily spend many more hours exploring this lovely and delightful spot.

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Posted in Hawaii, Maui, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!

Surfing Dog

This was a fun day! When we went to Maui for our 30th anniversary, my favorite activity was an outrigger canoe trip. It was a leisurely paddle around the bay…we saw sea turtles, my husband dived in and swam around with them…and this cute little surfing dog and his owner came up to us on their board. An amazingly fun day, fun trip, fun moment – and treasured memory.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun!

Posted in Pacific Northwest, Photo Challenge, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

Numbers are all around us at home and on the street, in airports and supermarkets, on signs and on our clothes. I can’t wait to see your take on this week’s challenge — what will your numbers show? ~Ben Huberman, The Daily Post


The promise of a sumptuous salad replete with local Oregon blue cheese.  Of sweet potato fries.  Of just the best fast food ever.  And it was. Burgerville.

Taken during the 2015 Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers


Posted in Oregon, photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare


(adjective) Additional to what is required for ordinary use.
(adjective) Elegantly simple.
(verb) To refrain from harming.

For this week’s photo challenge, I’m going with the second definition, elegantly simple. This is an outside sculpture at The Old Mill Center in Bend, Oregon. The scope, the shape, and the scale make this a stunning work.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare