Friday, October 30, 2009

Eye of Sun

Believe it or not, this is the sun as I saw it this morning. High clouds burned with faint color, as a layer of darker mist wafted across the skies...the resulting photo is this unexpectedly eerie picture -- Eye of Sun. Brrrrr. . .

Many of the pictures I post are those I take just outside my kitchen door in the skies above our neighbor's fence. This photo is no exception. Our neighbor's roofline is just below and between those two trees. This picture is the best of five I was able to click, before the mists completely covered the sun.

And yes, I practically wear my camera like a piece of jewelry. One just never knows what unexpected thing might pop into view.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fairy's Lace

In early June, my husband and I drove through Oregon's spectacular Columbia Gorge. We crossed the Bridge of the Gods to the Washington side. On our way back home we stopped to watch the restless waters and wander through Stevenson's lush wonderland parks.
Though it was late in the season I found Fairy's Lace in full bloom. This delightful native bush flowers in early spring. As a child I looked forward to signs of spring after the long dreary winter. Violets, May flowers, Johnny Jumpups and Faery's lace were heralds of warmer days to come.
One can see why faeries might want to wear these delicate flowerings as lace.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Rainbow Grasses

I often marvel over the beauty of grass. There is a lovely grace of movement when the wind blows and they dance to that subtle tune.

Here Fall has touched the grasses with a delicate brush of Autumn color.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Purple Cauliflower?!

Unexpected and a surprise indeed when my friend Laura presented me with this extraordinary purple cauliflower. I did not know such things existed. Purple should be relegated to dessert, don't you think? However, I cooked it up--and OH! How marvelously delish!

I even found a purple cauliflower heart for my Sissy--Clytie, the Queen of hearts!

Daddy Update: My precious Dad lost his balance and fell, scraping away some of the delicate newly formed skin on the top of his head. Please pray this area continues to heal and that no infection will take hold. Dad is also experiencing some disorientation. He did not recognize Mums a few mornings ago. He was apparently having another flashback to WW2. Please pray that Dad will gain strength and that these flashbacks will stop. Thank you so much.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fluffy Clouds of Chicks

Last Spring I visited Dad and Mom. To my surprise there was a homemade incubater on the table in the living room. Those adorable chicks piled themselves near the light--like warm downy clouds.
These days them chicks, is big chickens and the ladies, er, rule the roost!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fat Cat Sunset

Tonight's sunset was beautiful. I noticed a really fat cat with wings on the lefthand side of this photo. If you'd like to see what I did with this funny fat cat, be sure to check out my art page I think you'll enjoy him--I was having a very hard day today--and he flew by to make me laugh. I hope he brings a smile to YOUR face, too.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When Tree and Sky Dance

In early Spring a massive thunderstorm blew across the landscape snatching tender new blossoms from the fruit trees. The clouds were spectacular.
Here you see the storm's tattered cloud, about to grasp our flirtatious walnut tree by the hand, to fling her into a leaf-breaking, breathtaking whirl.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

An Eskimo???

Okay, I have to ask. Is it my imagination, or is there an Eskimo waving at us from the top of this cloud?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tree Kitty Silhouette

Yesterday I caught a silhouette of this Tree Top Kitty perusing the scenery below. He was quite still--no doubt hoping some stray bird would land on him! I adore his fluffy tail!

Can you see him?
I found him poised at the top of one of our bevy of walnut trees. He looks like a very large green and fluffy Main Coon cat. I have a real love for them. Someday when I am an old lady, another gorgeous, humongous Main Coon will grace our home.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rainbow Spiderweb

One lazy Fall day, I happened to catch this extraordinary rainbow glistening in the evening sun's rays. Imagine that--such colorful beauty in a spiderweb! Since this is October, it seems somehow appropriate.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Metalic Flower

Here you see the beauty of metal. I found this delicate metalic flower on the side of an ancient steam engine. The way the light, shadow and color play through the intricate flow of traceries and patterns is fascinating. Utterly lovely, don't you think?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pink Ladies

I love the springtime with its flowers and green leaves. I often go for long walks with my camera. Here a bevy of pink ladies giggled from the trunk of a flowering cherry tree. I could not miss them--they seemed to be utterly delighted to have their picture taken!