Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bolt with Shadow Heart

The sun was lower in the sky than it usually is when I go for my walk.

Maybe that's why I never noticed this rusty bolt with shadow heart before!

To see shadows from around the world, join us for "Shadow Shot Sunday"!

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday"!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Just "NO".

To see signs from around the world, visit Lesley's "Signs, Signs"!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Autumn Leaf

Oh look - Autumn is officially starting!!!

While most of our leaves are still green ... I found a bit of color.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Deer in the Distance

I probably wouldn't have seen her relaxing in the sun ...
Except she seemed to glow in the distance!

And that's exactly what my camera picked up.

So I decided to play with the shot ...
(For those who don't know, I'm "photo manipulation challenged";
So when I say "play", I really mean "I-don't-know-what-I-did-but-I-did-it-anyway"!)

I kind of like how she turned out!

It's been a long time since I've linked up with "Camera Critters"!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Fence That Was

What used to be gravel is now pavement ...
Mailboxes that once nestled back from the street are now terrifyingly close to speeding traffic ...
The fences separating the rural properties have been torn down to make way for "progress", expansion and an ever-widening road ...
Like this one-time fenced-in mailbox.
With rusty chains hanging mutely ...
From the fence that was.
And now is not.

It's "Friday Fences" Time!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No Hunting Here ...

Don't bother setting up deer camp here ...

The deer have been warned!!!

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Friday, September 14, 2012

A Single Perfect Day ...

A perfect day at the Oregon coast ...

The sand was scattered with treasures.

In fact, the sand WAS treasure!!!

A gull at the water's edge shared his reflection ...

As the sun set on a single perfect day.

To see reflections from around the world, visit James' "Weekend Reflections"!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Paint Splatters

At first I was angered.
At the vandals who had used the paint can to deface the sidewalk ...
Without regard to others who walk along this same path ...
Not caring for the plants splattered in bright yellow paint ...
For the critters who wander here as well ...

Then I saw the hearts.
The beauty in the ugly ...

And realized that, as in life, good really CAN be brought out of adversity!

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts", and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday"!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

No U-H@ul Here!

I noticed this sign at the local U-H@ul rental store ...

Good thing that's not a U-H@ul parked past that "point"!!!

To see signs from around the world, visit Lesley's "Signs, Signs"!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Isn't She Cute???

Happy First Day of School, Jenna!

(And Jon, Derrick, Tiffi & Mark!)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Late Summer Beauty

Thistle seeds mingle with dried grasses ...
A lone late flower hides from the sun ...
Waiting a little longer
To scatter.

A change of season is nearly here.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

When it's time to buy a longer shirt ...

She had beautiful hair ...
A pretty face ...
Nice legs ...

But she was a fashion disaster in the mid-section.

(please don't get me wrong ... I couldn't fit one leg into these pants ...
But if I did, I would definitely choose a different shirt.)