Friday, August 27, 2010

freaky friday...

the last work day before vacation is always just like medieval torture.   hopefully i get through it okay, because, tomorrow.... i am outta here!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

happy me!

four years today!  it has gone so fast.  and this has nothing to do with posting pictures, except i think it is pretty darned exciting.
this is from an early morning walk i took with my mom at our family reunion in mccall this last weekend.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ghost fountain

sometimes the pictures you think didn't turn out end up being cooler than you think, when viewed on a larger screen...

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a light in the darkness

i am on a little bit of a crusade to showcase why i love spokane so much.  it seems that many people move here, temporarily or not, and then are disgruntled with spokane for not being seattle, or portland or even larger cities.  you get out of something exactly what you put in.  if you look,  spokane is pretty awesome as it is.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

"vintage" advertising....

on a recent stroll around downtown spokane,  i noticed (by which i mean,  really "looked") for the first time just how much vintage advertising we have all over the place.  many of our brick buildings still have their original signs painted directly on the bricks, advertising things like 75 cent a night hotel room rates.  this sign was the first to really catch my eye.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

home again, home again....

this was a great weekend, filled with family, and laughter, and (always important...) dogs!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

off to the lake...

i am pretty excited for my trip this weekend.  hopefully it will result in some great shots from a totally new location...  so, off we go!

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

on the road again....

heading out tomorrow for a quick weekend trip to southern idaho, for a family reunion.  i do love a good road trip!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

exploring washington...

this has been my summer for finally getting to some of the places i have wanted to explore, but haven't gotten to yet.... and since i love car rides, half the fun has been in the journey.  the short trips to places like steptoe butte, and the palouse falls are just as enjoyable to me as actually arriving and exploring the locations.  plus, i think it is fun and a challenge to try to get good shots out the car window at speeds of 60 mph and up! =)
this is on the palouse on the way to steptoe butte over the fourth of july weekend.  it kind of reminds me of the movie "toys"  which was, of course, filmed in the area.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

wings like jewels...

normally i try not to get to near insects etc.  as they completely give me the heebies, but this dragonfly had such delicate looking wings, and turquoise eyes, that i couldn't resist taking a close shot.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

another monday!

and the vacation countdown really begins....   and on an unrelated note.... here is another picture to look at.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

a beginning.....

on my vacation to the oregon coast last year, for the first time i really began to feel like i might have (at least a little)  a talent for photography.  i shot over 550 pictures in about 5 days, and while these are by no means all of the shots that i love from that trip, these are really the reason i now have a really nice camera, and a hunger to take pictures *all the time*..., so because it is sunday, and because i can, here are a whole bunch of my favorite pictures.  (all of which were taken with a canon powershot point and shoot camera.)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

saturday in the park.....

in Spokane, we are so lucky to have Manito Park to enjoy, especially in spring and early summer when everything is a riot of color.  this reminds me of (what I envision as) an english garden on a country estate.  or maybe i am just letting my imagination run around off its leash too much...

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Friday, August 13, 2010

i am longing for the fresh smell of the ocean....

until about three years ago, i knew i liked the ocean, but i had no idea that it was kind of my "heart home".  there is really almost no place i would rather be than the central oregon coast, and while i don't get to go there this summer,  at least i have pictures like this to remind me of how much i love it.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

the final countdown....

okay, well i still have two weeks, but i have the most serious case of vacation brain EVER.  i don't know what my damage is this year...but, in honor of the fact that a) i LOVE the ocean and 2)  i am going to the ocean again this year, here is a picture i took at the ocean last year.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

i don't know about you....

but i need a  jolt of color to get through hump day...

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

my grandpa

my grandpa is one of the most amazing human beings i know, and i am so lucky to be able to see him nearly everyday.  to me, this picture really captures his personality, his story telling and charming (and totally goofy) sense of humor.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

vintage poppies

i LOVE this picture.  if i could figure out a way to wallpaper my house with this, (and keep my husband from losing his mind) i totally would....

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

i have no idea who this kiddo is, but he was so cute as he "explored" the japanese gardens at manito park.... i just had to get a picture.  plus, i find i often take pictures of the same things (scenery), so this was a good opportunity to try my hand at portraiture.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010


i am endlessly fascinated by water's ability to reflect, and the way things can be seen differently just by gazing at a reflection of it.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

a whole new vista....

sometimes this whole "blogging" thing seems pointless, because i could just talk to myself and get the same exact feedback and response.  plus, i wouldn't have to be bothered with spelling and punctuation and all that nerdy grammar stuff that i secretly love.  but then i remember that i am mostly doing this for me anyway, and that it is good to be held accountable to a committment, even if it is just a picture a day.

so, anyway,  i just discovered a photo-editing site, which is super awesome, because i am too cheap to buy photoshop, and also wouldn't have the foggiest what to do with it if i had it.
but with the site i found, i can make pictures that look like this....

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

a picture a day...

in the middle of the channeled scabland of southeastern washington, the beautiful palouse falls is a refreshing surprise.

my husband thinks i should be a "photoblogger", because i have approximately 90 gazillion pictures cluttering up our hard drive, and not many ways to showcase them.    i am beginning to think he has a point.  so i think i am going to shoot for a picture (or so) a day.  plus, if i am thinking about beautiful photos, i am not thinking about myself, and whining about my admittedly small problems.  so, here we go!

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