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… 😉
Big sister helping little sister with reading.
Currently that does not happen like this anymore, as little sister is much more interested in reading, which made her ‘pass’ big sister on reading skills…
This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Camaraderie
Tuesday afternoon, I’m home sick with a bad cold. Took the morning to sleep and was planning to blog on the afternoon. But we have stormy weather today and lights are down. The no breakers are beeping like crazy, which does not help.
Yet, I committed to post everyday this month, so doing what I can with the resources I have (pretty much, my phone).
Those are some of the faces I see at the house when I’m the only living creature on it.
The watermark had to have a different font because my android phone does not have Gabriola font. Used Roboto Thin instead.
This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Faces
This post was created in response to the photo challenge Travel Theme: Luminous.
The pictures were taken on a trip to Kauai, Hawaii in June 2014.
This week, I’m trying to write a post everyday, since I’m trying to participate on the National Blog Writting Month. Lately all my posts have been either flash fiction written in reponse to writing challenges, or photos posted in response to Photo Challenges.
Yesterday I posted a text, so today I’m shooting for a picture.
And today’s picture is in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge: Frame.
This beach that’s being framed is Hollywood beach, in Florida, where we mat my parents last April to go on a cruise together, departing from Fort Lauderdale. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this wall with a window and the beach beyond it, being framed by the window.
It’s been forever since last time I participated in a travel time challenge, by Ailsa in Where’s My Backpack.
This week I’m back though!
And here are my letter-ish pictures…
Somewhere between Serbia and the Netherlands, on the way to Yellowstone…
Ice age of yester
This post was written in response to the Travel Theme: Letters challenge.
This post was written in response to the Photo Challenge Travel Theme: Grasses
When land meets water, but you don’t know where the line actually sits…
This post was written in response to the Travel theme: Land meets Water
Celebrating the fact that I’ll be close to my favorite trail again soon.
This post was written in response to Where’s my Backpack’s Travel theme: Silver
This week’s the Travel Theme photo challenge at Ailsa’s Where’s my Backpack is Time.
There are a few ways to show the passage of time, especially when you have kids.
So here’s how the time passed between August 2009 and March 2010, culminating with the birth of my second cute baby, almost 3 years ago (March 31st is the day!)
So this post goes not only for the photo challenge, but also to celebrate my little one 3rd birthday.
Happy Birthday, sweetie!
New Year’s Eve
Future arriving at end of March
This week’s Travel Theme photo challenge from Ailsa’s Where’s my Backpack site is Green.
On my regular walks, I get to see a lot of green, and some times I take shots of them.
Here is a couple.
Spring is coming!
Even the moss is flowering!
Colorful glass sculptures at Seattle Center:
And also a link to my previous post, which was not about glass, but it did include a pretty cool picture I took this morning of some frost on the glass window of my daughter’s bedroom
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s Where’s My BackPack Travel Theme Challenge: Glass
Hopefully this challenge will serve as the motivation I need to go visit the Museum of Glass, where Ailsa tokk her own pictures. I’ve been leaving in the are for 12 years, always wanted to go and visit, bu never managed to actually go. In case I do, even if not this week, I’ll make sure to post more pictures and link to the challenge… ;o)
Multiple tulips in multiple colors, in Mount Vernon
Multiple candles, New York style
Multiple candles, Mexico style
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Multiples
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Mystical.
I’m just about (in a couple of days, actually) to hop on a plane to go to a much brighter place at this time of the year, so if this theme came next week I’d sure have fresh-from-the-camera pictures to post.
But I’m still here, so I’ll be using some old pictures from previous travels.
Daddy and baby at the beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sun reflecting at the water, Maui, HI, USA
Bright colored tulip on a bright day, Mount Vernon, WA, USA
This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Bright
Some spooky Halloween decorations on my neighborhood this year. Too bad I went for trick or treating with the girls without my good camera…
Without flash. That one was the one that scared my daugther the most
This post was written in response to Travel Theme: Spooky
Sunset in Hawaii
Watching the sun set with their other halves
This post was witten in response to 2 photo challenges:
Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme: Couples and WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette
Could only find 2 pictures for this.
Not a big display picture taker. Hehe
But I realize that those pictures will probably give people an idea of me that will not convey the real me.
Nope, I don’t ride motorcycles. And nope, I don’t fight. But at the time I took those pictures, something made me think the displays were interesting enough to be registered.
This one I took to my brother, who used to go to the original Gracie Barra, in Barra, with the Gracie guy. This was in Ellensburg, WA
Motorcycle coming out of the roof, on display at Harley Davidson, Las Vegas
This post was written in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge: On Display
I’m not a great photographer of anything, what to say of animals, who would typically move and try to hide…
So I sort of need friendly animals that will ‘pose’ to me.
The travel that I did that provided me with friendly animals the best was in 2003, when we went to the Olympic Peninsula, WA, and visited the Olympic Game Farm, in Sequim.
In this Game Farm, the animals are either at loose or on very small fences, and you drive by with your car.
You can also buy bread at the entrance and offer to the animals.
And THAT’S what make the animals so friendly. They always come for bread!
Here are the pictures and some of the stories from that trip.
Hey there, do you have some bread?
Zebras prefer grass. At least she was quiet…
The Yak came inside for some bread. After his nice visit my car had Yak drool all over
Grizzly. This was the funniest. There were fenced, so could not get too close. Then, he would ask for bread doing a beak with his mouth and then…
… politelly thank you with a wave of his paw!
Bambi was not interested on us 😦
Buffalos made my father-in-law freack out. He was screaming like crazy for us to close the windows. But the buffalo couldn’t care less about us…
The white deert was scary. If they saw us stopping for a peakc at the distance, they’d start running like crazy and get inside (or bump his nose at the window, if we managed to close it in time) asking for bread. Almost attacking us. Crazy ones!
Elks were fenced too. This one looked at us, but he was also not interested on bread.
This post was writen in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Animals.
And the beauty of fall is due to it’s foliage.
But it’s not the same everywhere.
Here are pictures of fall foliages on two very different climates.
Fall foliage in Hawaii
Fall foliage in Washington state
Another one from Hawaii: the colors are from flowers, not leaves
Another one from Washington state: the colors are from leaves, not flowers
More Washington state fall foliage, here.
This post was writen in response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Foliage.