I was trying to come up with a theme for this month, something I could follow and maybe fall back on when my creativity grew thin.
At the start of the month though it was sunny and warm (80 degrees, what??) so my mind was a mush that couldn’t think of anything but sunshine and happiness.
Now though, we’re back in regular Western Washington weather and I’ve had an idea.
I’m going to focus on rain for the rest of the month. Rain, puddles, seedlings splattered with giant raindrops, worms inching across the sidewalk, and so on.
This is my life now, I guess I better embrace it! ;)
It’s been pouring pretty much all weekend here in the northwest.
There’s a spot behind our apartment where the water gathers and creates the perfect growing conditions for these little mushrooms.
All this rain we’ve been having lately has made everything around here a brand new shade of bright green.
I had to get my wide angle out this afternoon.
And by the time I got home the clouds had mostly cleared, letting the moon shine brightly through.
I couldn’t decide if I liked it better in color or black and white. What do you think?
It has been raining like crazy here today, which should be no surprise, it is Western Washington after all, but given the weather we’ve been getting lately, it is an abrupt change!
I headed down to Lake Wilderness after work to see what I find. I found a lot of water, much of it coming from the sky! Looking at my photos now on my computer screen, I realize I should have upped my f-stop for a wider range, since I of course had no way of knowing where the next drop would land. Ah well, now I know for next time (tomorrow??)!
roses grassblades, and whiskers on kittens Toby & Isaac…okay, it doesn’t have the same ring as the Sound of Music.
This one, I dunno. I like how the windmill and trees along the bottom look.
It’s like there’s a dog in the front seat with me…
“We’re going to the DOG PARK! We’re going to the DOG PARK! We’re going to the DOG PARK! DOG PARK!”
“I know! Let’s fall asleep while Abra stays up and watches the end of this show. That way, she can fill us in on what happened tomorrow!”
Laughter and Love Photography this month’s Fine Art Friday post is up! See if you notice anything by yours truly…
The sky was dreary all day today, but we can’t let that stop us, can we? :)
I went traipsing through a bit of forest this afternoon and found the following pretties. (As usual these look better when you click on each image)
And this one was from yesterday, but I like it too much not to share it with you:
One month down, just 11 more to go!
I had a little time this afternoon before going into work, so I thought I would drive to the nearby park and see what I could see.
I drove under this bridge on the way and decided to stop there.
Which then led me to notice how the misty rain was settling on everything not bridge-covered.
Water droplets looked like jewels during a lull between downpours on a recent visit to Port Townsend.
There is always so much to photograph after the rain has fallen.
It rained like crazy here the other morning, and then stopped abruptly around the middle of the day, to allow the sun to break through the clouds and shine down.
I’m so excited!
For those of you who follow this little blog, I have been taking a lot of photos recently of a certain budding plant, that, until today, I didn’t know the name of.
Well kids, today I found out it’s an “Indian Plum.” Thank you Redmond Watershed Interpretative Displays! I’m looking forward to seeing them with fruit (and tasting it?)
Here are some Indian Plum photos, and a few others (including some more Chewie…):
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