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Metamorphosis Monday – Heavenly Sunshine   24 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

 

Sunday afternoon was just beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest!  So, I decided I would join the crowds at Home Depot and buy some plants and flowers!  My deck needed some spring sprucing -it was feeling highly neglected!

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Now, my deck is feeling less neglected!  Can’t wait to get the table out there later in May! 

For more Met Monday posts, click on the pretty butterfly above and head on over to Susan’s!

Arizona in Spring   5 comments

Spring Training in Arizona is not only about baseball!  If you come to Arizona for Spring Training, take a day and enjoy the spectacular desert beauty that Arizona offers.  We headed to Sedona on Saturday to do some hiking and exploring.  What a beautiful place to see and admire God’s glorious creation!

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Sedona is home of the of the redrock monoliths named Coffepot, Cathedral, Bell and even Snoopy because their massive shapes resemble these objects.  The church in the collage above is the The Chapel of the Holy Cross.  This chapel is a great start to a day filled with hiking and exploring.

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We also discovered the beautiful flowers and cactus of the Arizona desert.  I was able to get a picture of a bird finding some shade in one of the succulents.

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There are so many hiking trails and scenic views in Sedona.  You really need more than one day to discover this beautiful area!  I would highly recommend a visit in spring – the temperatures are really nice for hiking at that time of the year!

Okay, we are now off to the Angel/Dodger game.  Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Sky Watch Friday   41 comments

Just like me – flying home today!  Have a great weekend everyone!  

For those in the USA – Happy Fourth of July!

For more Sky Watch Friday posts, head on over to Tom’s!

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Posted July 2, 2008 by Lana G! in Birds, Photo, Photography, Sky Watch Friday!, Summer, Sun, Sunset

Glorious Saturday!   3 comments

What a glorious day!  The sun was shining bright. The temperatures got up to 80 degrees!  Just amazing!

Sky Watch Friday   25 comments

Another sunrise from the plane!  We broke through the clouds and this is what was waiting for us:

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This is why I love to fly!

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For more Sky Watch Friday, head on over to Wiggers World!

Posted April 3, 2008 by Lana G! in Sky Watch Friday!, Sun, Sunrise

A Walk in the Park   4 comments

What a wonderful day I had today.  It all started when I looked out my window and saw that the Pacific Northwest was going to have a glorious sun shining day!  I geared up and headed out for my visit back to the Juanita Bay Park to explore more of this wonderful wildlife refuge.  Here is my first collage.  I even threw in a picture of me all ready for the chilly weather:

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What I learned, is that there are some serious bird watchers with some serious sized cameras, tripods and binoculars out there!  WOW!  And, here I came with my camera measuring 2¾” x 2¾” square fitting in the palm of my hand along with my gorilla pod! 

“Umm, hi ya’all! Great day for photos!”  🙂

They had backpacks and gear strapped to them like they were ready to have a photo shoot with the President. I was amazed. But, these “professionals” were not going to deter my hunt for my own amazing photos.  I got me some pictures of some birds and ducks and such! 

The first set is of a Red-Winged Blackbird who was posing quite nicely for one of those “professionals”.  I inched my way as close as I could to get my own photos of the pretty boy without disturbing or scaring off Mr. Blackbird…

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I then was off to see what else I could find.  Once you are in exploration mode, your senses are all at attention.  You listen, see and smell all the wonders.  You become a Sherlock Holmes of the Wilderness.  My next discovery was an American Robin.  She was perched up in a tree and I was able to get pretty close to her.

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The last collage I would like to share with you is of the ducks I saw today.  These love birds were so much fun to watch.  I almost felt like I was invading their privacy…

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Thanks for letting me share my day! 

Posted February 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Creation, Exploring WA, Outdoors, Photography, Sun, Walking, Washington

Sun, Sun, Sun   5 comments

When the sun comes out in the winter in Northwest – IT’S A BIG DEAL!  So, I bundled up and went on a photo shoot!  Did I mention it was 36 degrees? But it’s SUNNY! CLEAR! and GORGEOUS! Most importantly, It’s NOT RAINING!

First stop, local vantage point to see the glorious – Mount Rainier!

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She was in rare form today!  My oh My!

Then I was off to Lake Washington.  I made several stops along the way. My goal was to take as many pictures before my battery ran out!  Here are my favorite shots of the nearly 300 pictures I took today!

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Thank you Lord for the sun today. Thank you that it is a holiday and I get to be home and enjoying it to the fullest!

Now it’s time to go make some cookies! 🙂  That is the next thing on my holiday at home list! 

(I might even post about it! Go figure!)

Posted January 21, 2008 by Lana G! in Home, Outdoors, Photo Shoot, Sun, Washington