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Friday, January 24, 2014

First Signs of Daffodil


I have not posted a flower photo is quite a while because, well, it's the dead of winter. There are no flowers to share, which is unfortunate, because I love to take macro photos of flowers! But this week, the beginning signs of these daffodils pushed their way up out of the ground in the garden box out front of my house. Just a tiny sign of life like this makes me crave spring. We still have MONTHS until it is truly here though :(

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Floral Friday
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Blooming Friday
Today's Flowers
Scenic Weekends

Weekly Top Shot
Sunday Snapshot
Sundays in my City

Thursday, January 23, 2014

First Full Moon of the Year



This past Friday, we had our first full moon of the year. It was VERY foggy that day, and I was not hopeful that I would even be able to see it. But I lucked out, and was able to make this photo of the glowing orb and the foggy mist around it.

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Little Things
Share the Joy
Favorite Things 
Rurality
Skywatch

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cold River


I took a walk a few weekends ago along the Old Salmon River Trail. The air was brisk and the river was swollen from the recent rainfall. You can almost tell how totally freezing the water is from this capture.


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Outdoor Wednesday
Nature Notes 
Wordless Wednesday
Water World Wednesday
My Little Drummer Boys (WW) 
Aquariann (WW)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Brown and Bare



With the wet weather we have been having, people have been keeping themselves indoors. Fine by me! When I went on a hike last weekend, we saw less than a half dozen people on a trail where you normally see a lot of traffic. It was nice being in the quiet woods with only the sounds of your footsteps interrupting the stillness. The forest looks so different in the winter. The most prominent features are the brown trunks, and everything is so bare.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

"Nacho Cheese" Mushroom


I always have the greatest time hiking through the woods with my brother. We grew up in the foothills of Mt Hood in Welches, and traipsing through the forest makes us feel like kids again. He is always one to spot cool little bits of nature and dub them with interesting descriptive names (such as Tennis Ball Lichen from a few years back). When we spotted these little mushrooms on a log last weekend, he remarked, "And people say that nacho cheese orange can't be found in nature".

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Macro Monday
I Heart Macro
Inspire Me Monday 
Mandarin Orange Monday