Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Burgundy or Maroon



This picture was taken at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. We didn’t really visited the center, but we stopped by for a rest while driving at the area. Hence, I can’t tell exactly in which language this sign is written.
I work with languages and, out of the 111 languages we deal with (I can speak only 3 though, and the third one just barely), only one is a native american language and that’s Cherokee. Cherokee uses it’s own script and ‘alphabet’ that does not look like the above.
The language in this sign is then one that I have never seen.

Just for fun, I asked my 7 year old girl to try to read it and she twisted her nose at the sight of the different characters.
If I had to guess, I’d take the similarities with familiar letters, and would say it sounds like:

Jenjah, chi chiayex

But most likely this is not correct.

Anyways, as you can see I didn’t resist the temptation to take a picture of it.

By the way, if anyone out there who happens to see this post knows which language that is and how to pronounce the sentence, please let me know in the comments. Thanks!

This post was written in response to the Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Burgundy or Maroon

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walk 100 Steps or less and take new photos

I’ve been trying to take this picture for this challenge for a couple of days now, but I always had only my phone, which is not good at all for macro pictures.

Then today, in spite of the not-so-great weather, I took my Canon and went for the tiny walk that leads me to those flowers.

But it was windy…. And a macro picture of a moving object with no flash is not something possible, so I had to resort to using flash.

I like the picture, but I guess I’d have liked more if I could have avoided the flash, since I don’t typically like the way the flash changes some of the colors of the object.

Still a nice picture, though.



And not, it’s not the exact same plant as the one here. Maybe same species, but different locations… ;o)


written in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge:  Walk 100 Steps or less and take new photos

2 in 1: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Bridges and Signs

The past few weeks have been so crazy that I managed to select photos for the Bridges challenge, but never found the time to post them.

Ans today is the last day of the signs one, which I must confess I wanted to create even before I knew Cee would post a challenge about it.

So here it goes, 2 galleries, one for each subject.

So we cross:

Crossing our ways:

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walks – indoor and outdoor

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is about paths made for walking.

One of my favorite activities is to walk. And I try to go for walks every week day during lunch time.

Around my office building there are a few different trails.  Some are of gravel, some are paved. And my favorite is one that goes through a small woods.

And that’s the one I’ll be featuring here:


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Which Ways – Featuring Steps or Stairs

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge features steps or stairs.

Today also, coincidentally, as I was searching for my pictures of steps, I saw that Bing.com image also features stairs:


Right on topic! Cool.

But now, back to my own pictures, here are some pictures of stairs that for some reason or another I decided to take in the past and collected here…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Which ways series: Roads

This week, Cee starts a new fun foto challenge series: which ways. For the first week, he way to go is the road.

So let’s get going and hit the road!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is the last one on the shapes and textures series: Textures.

So I tried to find some nice textures in the world around me.










And just to finish the series with a nice combo, those are Textured, Curved and straight Lines, crossing each other at an Angle:

All in One: Angles, Curves, Lines and Texture

All in One: Angles, Curves, Lines and Texture


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

This week’s  Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Lines.

This week I’ve been trying to get lines (and textures, already preparing for next week ;)) for a few days already, so I was able to put up a collection of indoorsy and outdoorsy lines…



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

This week’s (Now I know! It changes on Tuesdays! ;)) Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Circles and Curves.

Those are the circles and curves I found in my office, while I waited bored looking at the screen (or not) for a process to finish so I could just verify everything went well and leave)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and Angles

This week’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Squares and Angles  (or was it last week’s? not sure when the week switches for this challenge… ).

Anyway, at first I could not find any nice pictures that would match the theme, and I also didn’t have the opportunity to take many pictures, so I thought I’d pass.

But then yesterday, when taking my daughters to swimming class I remembered having taking a picture of the pool area ceiling, and that is for sure eligible to be here this week.

So here it goes, the ceilings of the swimming pool area where my kids have their swimming class…