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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Check out the blue peeking through! Actually, the forecast has been pretty incorrect the past few days. A few mornings we were lucky enough to see some sun before the predicted rain hit!  

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This or That Thursday
Skywatch Friday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Late Year Trillium Lake

Normally, the road to my beloved Trillium Lake is closed this time of year due to snow accumulation. This year, the snow is way behind, and there is still none on the ground up there. I was able to drive in this past weekend. There was no Mt Hood to be seen since it was hidden behind the thick layer of clouds, so I pointed my lens to the autumn grasses along the far banks and the raindrops hitting the surface of the water.  

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Waters on Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Water World Wednesday 
Watery Wednesday

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

With Wet Weather...

... comes mushrooms! And as you know if you read this blog, I am always on the lookout for a good mushroom find. This is a great one. Last year my Mom came across one of these Amanita mushrooms while out on a walk. I was not with her though, and missed out on the photograph opportunity. Coincidentally enough, this year, a huge patch of them grew right in her neighbors front yard! I could not resist getting out there in between rain showers to snap a few photos of the bright red toadstools-to-be. A great find!

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Ruby Tuesday 2
Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Communal Global

Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Mystery Plant

I can always count on my blog readers to help me out with a mystery plant. Anyone know what plant has these bright purple berries in the late autumn?

UPDATED: A few people have told me that this is a Callicarpa plant. Thanks everyone!

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Macro Monday