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

Friday, March 1, 2013


I am glad to be back to sharing my photos on Fridays. I took a hiatus during the autumn and winter months, hosting a meme, but now that flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is looking more promising in the near future, I have taken my Fridays back to post my own work.

Every year, the crocus's in my Moms yard are the first flowers to catch my eye. The purple and white blooms come up in late January or February, and are such a promise of things to come. This little crocus seems pretty weather-beaten, but it is still supplying a meal to the little bug hiding inside.

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Winged Thursday
Floral Friday Foto
Weekend Flowers
Camera Critters
Todays Flowers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oregon Skies

The sky has been fighting with itself a bit lately. Typically in February, it is really cold and rainy, if not snowy and frozen. Not this year. The temperature has been mild, and the sun has been out a lot more than normal. More often than not, it is a day like this one, where there is some sun, but also looming clouds and grey skies, making you wonder when the next rain storm will hit.

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Little Things Thursday
Skywatch Friday 
Thursday Favorite Things

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ponytail Falls

Last week, I posted a photo taken from behind this waterfall, Ponytail Falls. From this vantage point you can see the cavern I stood in to take last weeks photo, and the trail continuing up to the right.

Ponytail Falls is located behind the more popular (and more easily accessible) Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I hiked there two weekends ago on my birthday, and feel it is actually more beautiful than it's sister down Horsetail Creek.

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Outdoor Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday
Water World Wednesday 
Pictimilitude (WW)
Tinas PicStory (WW)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


One of the things I love the most about Oregon is the green. Everything is green here. This time of year, when there are no leaves on the trees, the green is still so apparent. The evergreen trees, the lichen covering limbs you normally do not notice because of the foliage, and the moss. There is moss everywhere in my neck of the woods, and I love it's delicate presence.

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Our World Tuesday
Tones on Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Communal Global
ABC Wednesday
Nature Notes

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sign of Spring

I love seeing little signs of Spring popping up around us. The tips of this little branch had green sprouting out. Life for the new year!

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