Pedestrians and umbrellas.
This post was written in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian
Taking the ferry at sunset…
This post was written in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows
… just like the one I ‘never knew’…
I’m from a tropical country in the South hemisphere, which means Christmas was always extremely hot and poor Santa always dripping in sweat on that red suit of his.
Then I moved to latitude 47.6 N and even with that we had only one white Christmas in the past 16 years that I’ve been living here.
This year we’re seeing snow a bit more often, though. It’s not even close to being much snow, and once it stops it also starts to go away, so the snow today may not make it until tomorrow night, but who knows?…
Maybe we’ll have a white Christmas this year???
This week I though I would pass on the challenge, due to my vacation trip that is making me not even check the blog much, but then I just found a perfect match for the theme in Italy, at the margins of lake Como…
This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Trees
Waiting at the Atlanta airport to board a plane to Germany…
A table, three stationary chairs and an airline wheel chair.
This post was written in response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Any seating, including tables and chairs
“Proudly Serving The Cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park”
Thanks Mr. Fireman!
This post was written in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things with Engines or Motors
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,
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… 😉
A narrow island for the pelican…
This post was written in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow.
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)
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.
The Clock at Bellevue Square.
This post was written in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Locks and Clocks