Date: August 20th, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: beach, Design, Flowers, Travel, Travel USA, USA, Washington State, wildflowers, yellow.

Ilwaco, Washington beach

 

Date: August 20th, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, Autumn, beach, blue, Cultures, Design, orange, red, Travel, Travel USA, Unusual Interest, USA.

Long Beach, Washington Kite FestivalThe Long Beach, Washington Kite Museum holds an annual Kite Festival. This year, turn-out was minimal due to extreme winds and temperatures.

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Huge tiger shaped kite, Long Beach, Washington Kite FestivalHuge ball kites, Long Beach, Washington Kite FestivalHuge dog kite, Long Beach, Washington Kite Festival

 

Date: August 19th, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: beach, Birds, Heart Shapes In Nature series, Washington State.

Seagull - log has heart-shaped core, Washington

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Sleepy seagulls, Washington

 

Date: August 11th, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: Garden, Insects, Oregon, Unusual Interest.

Spider Ball: appears to be 3 large, two medium spiders, and a few tiny white hatchlingsSometimes subjects are so intriguing, I feel effectively spellbound. “Cringe” cannot quite describe the lingering feelings of regret and anguish over losing touch with the reality of holding a $1500 dollar camera while taking this photo! My EOS50D smashed to the cement sidewalk while trying photograph this unusual spider-ball. I cringe just thinking about it — the camera incident though, even more than the creepy spider-ball phenomenon. Thankfully everything appears to be in working order, except the lens.

 

 

Date: August 3rd, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: Design, Flowers, Garden, Oregon, purple, Seasonal, Summer, USA.

Blue Hydrangea, Hillsboro, OR

 

Date: August 3rd, 2013 | Comments : none | Categories: Animals, Birds, Design, Elements, Garden, Insects, Moths and Butterflies, Oregon, Series, Trees, Unusual Interest, USA.

Sweetgum Log, rotting center produced these shapes Sweetgum tree log, shapes produced by central rot Sweetgum tree log, shapes produced by central rot

Sweetgum tree log, shapes produced by central rot Sweetgum tree log, shapes produced by central rot Sweetgum tree log, shapes produced by central rot

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Earlier this year, just before the leaves came out on the eighty foot high Sweetgum tree in our yard, my husband cut it down. Any doubts we may have had about removing it as an ornamental disappeared when we saw how easily the branches snapped, and how the tree was starting to rot from the inside out. Setting the logs aside as I helped to lower them, I noticed these shapes produced by the dying core.

 


 

 
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