Saturday, July 31, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 104

I have been home now for a little over 24 hours. I had a wonderful time in Seattle and these are a few of the flowers I took photos of. I'm afraid I don't know what they are, except for the third one down which looks like some type of wild rose.








TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Camera Critters

Another predated post as I should be back home again by now and probably resting up a little bit. Thank you for all your comments while I have been away. I hope to catch up with you all during the next few days.

A photo of a Blue Jay sitting on part of a wooden framework on the deck out back.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Predated post but I am traveling back today.

My photos this week are taken of the skies around the Smithsonian National American Indian Museum. If you click here it will take you to their site, and if you click here and here, you will find some very interesting information and photos.

We live about 25 miles away from Washington DC and I feel very fortunate that we can visit the Smithsonian Museums any time we feel like a trip into the city. I enjoy all of them but The National Museum for the American Indian is one of my favorites.

At Wikipedia I read that this is the first museum in the country dedicated exclusively to American Indians. The exterior is covered in a golden-colored Kasota Limestone designed to evoke natural rock formations shaped by wind and water over thousands of years.


This rather magnificent statue was on the grounds but it had no identifying plaque of who the artist was. I think it was in the process of being set up.


This particular photo I got from the Wikipedia site and you can get there if you click here.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nature Notes

Another predated post while on vacation in Seattle, Washington.


I am always happy to spot a dragonfly taking a momentary rest. They are always so flittery!



I was able to get closer and closer, and after taking my photos I enjoyed the moment and then he was gone.



Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Watery Wednesday

Another predated post while on vacation in Seattle, Washington.
Continuing a series of photographs I have been sharing off and on from a Sunday afternoon in Washington DC a few weeks ago. We had just finished looking around the Smithsonian National Museum for the American Indian. The pool is at the side of the building and the family in the photograph above will eventually reach the steps with the large rock and the cascading water that you see in the next three photographs.




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Monday, July 26, 2010

Hamish and Hedgie

Today I had a nice surprise amongst my e-mails. My friend Kathy sent me a photo of Hamish and when I asked, Kathy said I could share his photo. There are several on my blog of Hamish. I consider him a dear little pal who makes me smile and laugh every time I visit Kathy. Hamish is showing us his new toy Hedgie. Thank you Kathy and thank you Hamish. Stay cool back east, I know you've had quite a heatwave back there.

We have spent another great day and rode the ferry over to Bainbridge Island. Back at the hotel now and will be out bright and early in the morning. I'm looking forward to sharing lots of photos when I get back home.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 103

A predated post while I am on vacation in Seattle. Be back next week.





TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

You can find beautiful and unusual flowers from all over the world by clicking here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Camera Critter

Predated post as I am on vacation in Seattle.

What does our four-legged friend have to do to cool down in the heat?
Play 'catch-the-floating-ball' in the creek.

This is a continuation of last week's Camera Critters' post, when I shared my photos of the deer near Walney Pond. Not too far from the pond runs a creek. We were walking across the footbridge over the creek when we spotted this happy dog playing catch with her human. They were having a lot of fun together. I had enjoyed watching her in the water when I glanced on the other side of the bridge and saw the deer. which I shared in my previous Camera Critter post.



What a smile and one happy little dog!

I am hoping that I will be able to link up in between sight-seeing, and I am looking forward to sharing those photos when I get back.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

Predated post as I flew out to Seattle to spend a long weekend with Gregg who is out here on business for two weeks. I am here for a week and will be back in Virginia on the 30th.


Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia for hosting SkyWatch Friday.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nature Notes

The busy little bee of summer.

I will be pre-dating some posts as right now I should be half way through a flight on the way to Seattle. Gregg is on a business trip and as he is away for two weeks he asked if I would like to join him at the midway point. We will have a long weekend together, and then I will be entertaining myself for three days before we both fly home next Friday.

This photo is another that I took at the National Garden in Washington DC.


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watery Wednesday

They are hard to make out but we could hear them as we passed by. Little sparrows having a pool party and chirping in their excitement. They were having a great time splashing away in that cool water on such a hot day.
He looks like he is about to dive in doesn't he?



I am calling these two the little gossips.
Bye now, gotta go!
My sparrows were found in the National Garden, Washington DC.

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