Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mosaic Monday - barns

Monday - time for Mosaic Monday - sponsored by Mary at the Little Red House. Click and visit more fun and beautiful mosaics.
I thought I'd try something different today - first barns in B&W - and then the same ones in color. It is interesting to see what you notice in B&W that you might not notice in color.

We love to drive around and find old barns to photograph. Don knows when I'm going to say "right here please" - and he is good at avoiding things that might spoil the picture, like telephone poles and trash cans. (Not avoid like not running into - but avoid, like not letting them get in the picture - though I do appreciate him not running into them too)

The barn in the lower left is one on the farm we rented when we first moved to WA - and those ducks on the fence are flat decoys. Click the photos to enlarge.

Glad you stopped by.













Thursday, January 28, 2010

White Wednesday

White Wednesday is being sponsored by Rose Colored Glasses - a wonderful place to see lots of pretty white things.

We like to take drives in the winter to see the over-wintering birds - snow geese and Tundra Swans - and last week we were thrilled to see these swans resting in a green field. We always stop and turn off the car so we can listen to them talking to each other. The Tundra Swan is the largest of the swans - and can weigh up to 20 or 30 pounds. They are magnificent!!





Outdoor Wednesday



Outdoor Wednesday is one of my favorites - and is hosted by A Southern Daydreamer. There are so many wonderful outdoor things to see - stop over and visit a while.


We took a ride last week up north a little to Birch Bay State Park - looking for birds - and we found them.


The wind was blowing so hard that it almost blew these seagulls over with the gusts - they were all facing the wind . . .

Nobody flew - nobody squacked - they just stood and faced the wind . . .

One stood alone . . .

And one sat quietly in the sand - a little out of the wind.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mosaic Monday - I wish it was spring





Monday - time for Mosaic Monday - sponsored by Mary at the Little Red House. Click and visit more fun and beautiful mosaics.

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I am so ready for spring flowers, so thought I'd show you a few from past springs - and a Canada goose and her baby. They are so cute and snuggly looking, but don't try to get near them, mama goose is very protective.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Birds and buildings



Mary - at the Little Red House always has fun things to see on Mosaic Monday - stop by and visit the other mosaics.


Today I am showing you some birds, buildings and one very pretty moth. For a couple weeks we would have dozens of these moths on the outside of our house - and then they disappeared. I love to photograph Tundra Swans, ducks and seagulls and so I will share some of those with you today. Thanks for stopping by.

Photo a day 1-18-10


Sweet little Donkey

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mosaic Monday


Mary - at Little Red House - sponsors Mosaic Monday every week. Stop by and see some fabulous Mosaics.

I've been having such fun with my new photo scanner. I've started to scan over 40 years of family photos, I'm up to 1970 - and have a long, long ways to go - but it is such fun.


This collage is some of the early years photos of our three kids. The oldest girl is four years older than the youngest - with our son in the middle. What fun memories these photos bring back!! Birthday parties, new jammies on Christmas eve, bunny cakes for Easter, Christmas in front of the tree, picking flowers in the garden and a new puppy (brought as a surprise from an uncle).

Photo a day 1-10-10


Sunrise . . .

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Photo a day 1-6-10


"Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."
Robert Fulghum

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Photo a day 1-5-10


What are the possiblities of today? Where can we soar?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Photo a day 1-3-10


There is nothing so sweet as a good chocolate cake.

Photo a day 1-2-10


What secrets linger here!

Daily Photo - Jan 1

With the new year come new plans and new ideas. I plan to post a new photo a day - plan to - that's it - I plan to - we'll see how this goes. I'll start back with Jan 1 - and catch up, even though today is Jan 3. That will give us three photos to look at today.

There will be no theme - just photos that caught my eye - or made me happy - or made me think. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.


Sisters - Whatcom County, WA

May peace fill all the empty spaces around you
And in you, may contentment answer all your wishes.
May comfort be yours, warm and soft like a sigh.
And may the coming year
show you that every day is really a first day,
a new year.
Let abundance be your constant companion,
so that you have much to share.
May mirth be near you always,
like a lamp shining brightly
on the many paths you travel.
May your love be true.