May Sixth

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.

may six wm

This is my life now, I guess I better embrace it! ;)



June 19th, photo of the day: A hairy pod

I love the little hairs on these pods.

Hurray for hairy peapods!

Originally, I was led to believe that the little yellow flowers on these bushes were Heather, but in looking into it more deeply, it seems that information was incorrect.

A few weeks ago, all the bushes around here were going crazy with yellow blossoms, like this:
And now, the blossoms have all developed into the little pea-pods like the one above.

I found this helpful PDF that discusses plants in the Willamette Valley (which isn’t too far away) and came to the conclusion that this plant is in fact Scotch Broom, or Cytisus scoparius. 

So, yay! I learned something new today.

Today = Success

What did you learn today?
Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

June 6th, photo of the day: A Sweet Flower in B&W

Morning everyone!

I got a surprise email yesterday from DK Miller at TheShutterbug Eye Photography letting me know I won! I won the giveaway for one of her pendant necklaces. She was throwing the giveaway to celebrate her photo pendants being gifted to the press at GBK’s MTV Movie Awards Gift Lounge. Check out her blog at! Thanks again Diane!

If you want one for yourself, head over to Diane’s Etsy shop!

And here’s a little color to black and white conversion fun for you today on a simple little yellow blossom.

A sweet little flower

and in black and white

and  then, she {snapped}

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: “Sun” and Scavenger Hunt Sunday: April 22nd

Good Morning! Here are my submissions to this week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday prompts!


A close up of a yellow tulip petal

Something that makes me smile:

This makes me smile, every time I drive past it.

Ancient of Antique:

This is a part of the fence surrounding a family grave site in the Saar Pioneer Cemetery. The graves inside date back to the late 1800's, so I think this qualifies as antique.


*No geese were harmed in the taking of this shot*
This pit-bull looks like he's running on water! He was so excited to get at that goose

In The Sun:

We were all so happy to get In The Sun today, even the trees seemed to be stretching a little more towards the sun in the sky!

This last one is also my WordPress Weekly Challenge photo, “Sun”

Head over to Ramblings and Photos to see all the other great entries!