Friday, August 11, 2017

The Eclipse is Coming....

This is a photo of a "Moon bow."  It was in the wintertime.  I had not seen one before, though I'd heard of them.  It was extraordinary to see! 

In 10 days, there will be another extraordinary event--the Great American Eclipse.  I have the great blessing of living in that small band of totality--Here in Oregon it will happen around 10:15 a.m.

Our town and the surrounding area expect up to 500,000 people from all over the world to visit for the event.  There may be shortages of gas, food, restrooms--and of course, traffic gridlock. 

Still, this is the last time such an event will happen in my life time! I am looking forward to it.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Eclipse week! 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Heart of Leaves

I am often taken aback at how many heart shapes one can find in nature.  They are seen in flowers, clouds, rocks, trees--just about everywhere.

I was in Spokane, Washington, with a friend of mine when I spotted the leafy heart in this picture.  Can you see it?

I have not posted to this blog for about a year.  My camera broke and I really don't like my new one.  Also, it has been a year of dealing with the loss of my Beloved husband.  Suddenly my mind comprehends he will not be back.  I have stopped listening for his step, or expecting him to burst in the back door full of humor and stories.  I miss him dreadfully--but the darkness of loss is beginning to lift.

That's not to say it won't be back.  Grief is like the ocean.  It is always there--and sometimes there are dreadful storms.

God bless you, dear ones.  Look for those hearts--they're everywhere.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Curious Cloud

While I know this cloud could never be considered "geometric," there is a curious feeling that this cloud has personality and he's looking right at the camera.

Do you sense it too?  This one made me smile.  Maybe he is a big dinosaur, eh?  Have a lovely day--keep looking up!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Scudding clouds

This was the most breathtaking cloud formation.  I was able to catch it over the mountains during a recent trip to Idaho.  It reminds me of fingers...or a sail on a sailing ship...

I love clouds.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Rectangle Cloud Over Sillhouette

Can you see it?  There is a rectangle cloud hovering over the cliff side of that hill.  I took this on our way back from Idaho a few weeks ago.

Have a lovely weekend, sweet Friends! 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Circle in the Clouds

My sister and I and my two nieces traveled to Idaho to attend a Family reunion.  What fun we had!  We met a ton of cousins I didn't even know existed!  I was so amazed to see the resemblance between all of us--even our seventh cousins! 

On our way home, I happened to capture this interesting circle cloud imprint overhead.  I find myself wondering what air currents were in place to have caused such a perfect circle--and in the middle of another cloud!

Have a lovely weekend!  :D

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Unexpected Square in a Ditch

My sharp-eyed Sister Clytie spotted this square of water cress alongside a ditch near her home.  I have never seen this plant grow in a square before!

Here is a closer look.  It isn't an exact square, but it sure comes close!

Have a lovely weekend.