Are We Walking to Alaska

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Scavenger Hunt

Time to scavenge up a few photos - Scavenger Hunt!!

Vacation


Sometimes we go to Eastern Washington, which always includes a visit to Palouse Falls

Sometimes we visit nearby lakes

And once I went to Fort Rock in Central/Eastern Oregon with my cousins.  Notice the people in the center photo - at the base of Fort Rock (tiny white dot in right lower corner).  Fort Rock once was a complete circle - the center of an inactive volcano, surrounded by a sea that was 150 feet deep.  It is 4,460 feet (1,360 m) in diameter and stands about 200 feet (60 m) high.  It is dated as being 50,000 to 100,000 years old. 

In 1936 sandals and human artifacts dated approximately 9,000 to 10,000 years  old were found in nearby caves. The people lived there until the protective rock walls collapsed and the sea rushed in. Today it sits in the middle of a hot, dry desert.

Foods

A green field for a horse 



A salad for Mrs. BrownDirt



But a cookie is better

Sound



The Sound of Silence


The Roar of the Ocean

Texture

Gravel street, heather, rhododendrons (not yet blooming) make a garden of texture


Raindrops on water and a duck


Lichen and moss on a fence post

Anything



Sunsweep Sculpture - making an arch that connects the two coasts of the US/Canadian border.  More about that in another post.

Scavenger Hunt  

Mosaic Monday  





14 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

First, I love your header collage. It is fabulous. I also love your moon shots. Great variety today.

Ailime said...

Belísssimas fotos de locais de sonho que apenas conheço por e mails que me são enviados! Continuação de boas férias e obrigada por mostrar esses locais maravilhoso. Abraços Ailime

tiarastantrums said...

great sets this week!

Jeanne said...

Very nice, I especially like the Texture shots.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Beautiful photos. Super moon collage and I love the wet duck.

Lavender Cottage said...

So many interesting collages. I like the moon shots and also the fence post with nature taking over.

Debra @ Homespun said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when do these scavenger hunt posts! Mrs. Browndirt and her cookie stole the show...in my humble opinion.
Because...I don't have a cookie. And now I want one.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos for your photo hunt. I love the various scene from your vacations. And the moon and ocean shots are fantastic. The doll with the cookie is adorable. Thanks for sharing, lovely mosaics. Have a happy week ahead.

Lorrie said...

Fantastic photos. The moon shots are really wonderful. Did you use a tripod and a long exposure? Love the ocean shots as well, and the mountains!

greenthumb said...

Great photos I do like the sound of silence.

Leave It To Davis said...

oooo, I wish I had that heather! So pretty!

Kay said...

Beautiful shots, all! Reminds me (yet again!) I want to explore eastern Washington, I want a cookie, and I want to look at the moon again once the weather clears.

Aino Harjula said...

What a lovely images. Alaska is very interesting place, I think so. I think that it is much colder than Finnish winter. :)

Ida said...

You have some really interesting shots and mosaics here. Palouse Falls is one of my favorite places to visit. Loved your texture shots, especially the moss/lichen shot. Sound was fabulous, wonderful moon shots and I love the roar of the ocean. Well done.