Thursday, June 30, 2005

White Water Lilies



White waterlilies Haiku  

White flowers floating, open
Green palms atop liquid
Calm, resting pond    

A little pond just outside where I work was just bursting with white waterlilies the other day...couldn't resist taking a few pictures as I walked around it at lunchtime.  

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The 4th is coming!

                                                                           I think is a great way to send some neat items to loved ones.  Although it costs more than I would have to make them for they are really worth it...take a look at these great ideas... if I had an endless budget I would definitely do this......    be sure to click on the Independance day button on the home page for the entire 4th collection.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Purple Flower


Purple Flowers Haiku

Wallflowers paperlike scene
Cross-stitch or dot matrix
Purple blue swatch



Trip to Oklahoma


      These are a few shots of my brother's pond in Sepulpa, Oklahoma. The shots were taken as we walked around the pond.  I had the pleasure of visiting him recently.  It's a serene scene.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Father's Day 2005

  My dad taught me to love learning.  That is one of the greatest gifts (besides life and love)  that you can give anyone.  I love this picture because he is pointing in the distance and explaining something wonderful...I don't remember what but I have always loved this shot.  Probably this is where I began to love learning.   Happy Father's day to a great guy!

Thanks to John Scalzi again for a neat weekend photo assignment.  See others shots at:

Friday, June 17, 2005

Boats and water




Some water scenes from a recent walk I took around Shilshole Marina.  It was a quiet and peaceful kind of day. Got icecream after my walk but forgot to take pictures of that.  Would love to figure out how to do the grahics to make the water move...maybe one day.....:)      

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Iris Heaven



The Iris is a great flower, so Regal.  It's a beauty to behold and everyone that can should try to grow a few.  I need to replant mine as they have overgrown..these are from a neighbors back yard...small patch..less than 4 feet by 3 feet but what a show.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Rose Show



The Rose Society Rose Show at Factoria Mall - June  

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Flag Day!


   Couldn't forget Flag Day!

Adrenaline Junkies Satisfied




Although my husband would rather be driving we watched hydros race for a few hours on Sunday...these drivers are an epitomy of adrenaline my opinion anyways..:)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Monday Scalzi Photo Shoot - RED


  Here is the photo shoot for this Monday - TOPIC is RED!  I went with two types of tulips...the first are from the fields and are really bright red,  then my mom who wore red to be color coordinated and the lone Merry Widow Tulip that stands out in a sea of purple.   The last three are Red Apeldoorns...they look almost orange like a sunset...definitely have that poppy look about them...  Enjoy!   Here is a link to his assignment page where you can see a whole host of participants:  




Here are a few of photos of some fawn that were so cute.  My sister-in-law in Oklahoma was caring for them while the owner was at work.  They are raising them for a reserve. It is a time of babies...late spring....  

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Dogwood Trees

The Dogwood Tree is blooming now.  Another wonder of whites and pinks against green.    Little things but wonderful to see...these trees are like the swans of the flower world to me...and I do love swans!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Is it a Tulip?




A Tulip in a tree against a clear blue sky! Yellow Cup!  A Surprise inside.   Amazing trees with flowers that look like tulips!  Seen along Lake Washington on a recent walk I had!   I think every day can be a celebration of life, beauty and joy.  Beautiful flowers on a beautiful day.  The wonder of nature and the joy of a new discovery.   I'd never seen trees like this before and yet here they were right in a park that I've visited many times before.  I feel a Haiku coming on...:

Haiku on Tulip Tree Photo:

Flower Surprise, tree jewel 
Yellow on Green, open
Food for the soul