Photo: I see faces – August 2016

Sometimes I take pictures of odd stuff, and a few months ago I liked the pattern of the fat in the water when washing a frying pan, so I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture of it.

Last month I discovered this challenge and going through some old pictures I saw not one, but 2 faces, on the fatty bubbles of my frying pan.
One of a sort of a big-eyed jelly monster, and the other of a creature with flowing hair…

Can you see them?


If not, you can check them here.


This post was written in response to I See Faces from August 2016.

Photo: Travel Theme – Pastel

Pastel colors at dusky sky…


“It was that time of dusk when there is a—deepening of the interior shadows. It is a melancholy time: all you need do is switch on one lamp and the inside and the outside will separate, held apart by the reflections in the glass, and evening will begin.”
Rudolph Delson, Maynard and Jennica

This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Pastel

PS. for the Seattleite’s trained eyes, you can even see the shadow of Mount Rainier being slightly overlapped by Safeco field… 😉

Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge – Older than 50

For this challenge, I was trying to find or take pictures of items in the house or man-made landmarks that were older than 50.

Then this morning, I learned that Saguaro cacti can live for about 200 years and they grow very slowly, reaching 1-1.5 inch after 10 years.
Some of them grow branches (or arms), which typically appear when they are about 95 to 100 years of age.

That information impressed me, remembering the ones I saw on my trips to Arizona and Mexico.

So I decided that’s what I would feature here, but it turned out I couldn’t find a really good picture of them.

The best one I found is the one below, which is very low resolution and in which unfortunately I managed to cut the top of it. 😦

Still… this Saguaro cactus with all of his arms seems to be much Older than 50.





This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Older than 50

(funny fact, the first time I participated on a Cee’s B&W challenge was for a Older than 50 theme too… ;o)

Photo: I see faces, July 2016

This is my first entry for the I See Faces challenge promoted by Rosenruthie. The challenge was referred to me after my recent post for WPC: Details and Cee’s Odd Ball earlier this week.

But then I decided that the hearing about I See Faces was enough reason to search for new faces elsewhere, so I’m showing here a face that my daughters and I always see on their stepping stool.



This post was written in response to I See Faces – July 2016

Photo: WPC Challenge – Cherry on top

Seeing Mt. Rainier always makes me smile.

Seeing it from above hanging out with his pals Hood, Jefferson and the Sisters is unbelievably cool.


My last Spring break trip with the family was all good, nice and relaxing, but the coolest part was being able to take pictures of big landmarks from above.

I picture the mounts here, but I was also able to identify the Salt Lakes and Canyonlands, both in Utah, until the clouds came and ended my fun.


This post was written in response to the  Daily Post Weekly Photo Challeng: Cherry on top.

Photo: Details

When you look at the details, you can even find a computer monitor stand smiling at you…



This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Details but is also fit for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
This stand was left on the corridors of my building for recycling, but recycling guys took a while to come.
I would pass by it everyday, notice the smile and sortof smile back.
One day I simply couldn’t resist and took the picture.
Too cute to let it pass….

Photo: Look Up



I’ve been busier than it would allow me to blog, but I miss my little internet corner, so stopping by today to post a quick picture…

Guests go back home mid next week, when I may be able to afford a little more time.
It won’t be like it was last year, though, because I’m much busier at work too, but getting some relief at home may help finding some time.

This post was written in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up.


Photo: Cee’s B&W Challenge: Roads


This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Roads of Any Kind

Black and white worked great for this picture, because the windows though which I took the picture was pretty dirty and in colors the strikes of dirt are hard to remove. For this one, I removed all color, played a bit with brightness and contrast, then applied a Nanquim filter at 70%, all using Fotor app for Windows.