This week’s challenge is the color pink. It just so happens that one of our pink rhodies, Mary Belle, is blooming…
Mel’s nose is mostly black but he does have a small patch of pink inside his left right nostril. He wasn’t too happy about the camera being stuck in his face….
Happy Anniversary to the Sunday Stills Challenge! In honor of the first ever challenge, this week’s assignment is pets.
Keeping his eye out for stalking barn cats.
Enjoying some rare afternoon rays.
Posing for a quick photo. “Yeah, I know I’m cool.”
Choose a starting spot, walk 25 steps in any direction and take 3 photos. The 25 steps can be outside your home, inside your home, in your neighborhood or away from your neighborhood. Once your steps have been counted out, you must anchor one foot, you can pivot on that foot but your anchor foot may not move.
This was a great challenge, had a lot of fun with it!
Twenty five steps east of the horse barn, looking south.
50 steps south of the house:
Carrots for the house and barn (NE)
Faithful guardian (SE).
Some serious stretching required to get this one. That articulating LCD screen does come in handy, though! (South)
Confession: these were all edited to B&W…
My loyal guardian, happy to pose for me.
I was not expecting to find this lurking in at the edge of the mud puddle, with the tadpoles – I think he scared me more than I scared him. It was a pretty warm day, so maybe he was trying to cool off… or maybe frog meat was on the menu?
Almost walked into it 😉
And what would this be without an “old timey” bridge photo? This is the Oregon City bridge, over the Willamette, by the way.
See what the rest of the Sunday Stills gang is doing here!
Pot luck challenge this week, anything we want! It’s been great spring weather, too. Almost summery, but not quite there yet.
(click to enlarge) I took this panorama from Chanticleer Point looking east up the Columbia Gorge for an assignment in my digital photography class. It took a tripod, four pictures, and some help from my photo editing program to stitch them together.
The resident Redtail Hawk lazily circling overhead.
The dogs get might thirsty trudging and keeping an eye on us humans all the time!
Happy anniversary to the Sunday Stills Challenge! It’s been a year, to the day, actually, since the day that everybody first sent in their pictures. The weather was exactly like this, cold and dry and frosty in the morning. I remember taking the dogs up to play in the House Field and how excited I was about the first challenge. Hasn’t worn off yet – I still look forward to them every week.
I had so many that I decided to put them in a little gallery thing so I wouldn’t be stuck uploading them in case the power went out again like earlier this morning. Clicking on the pictures should make them bigger…
A sign of Fall is not always something you can take a photograph of, such as how suddenly your fingers are freezing in the morning when it was just 70F the day before, or the equal amounts of daylight and darkness. You can take a picture of being able to see your breath, but it’s not exactly easy to time it just right.
Fall officially started last Tuesday, but this tree was already starting to turn for the last few weeks!
Gold! The Chantrelle mushroom usually comes out in September and October, after some of the fall rains have come. This year they’re a bit early, but not a moment too soon in our opinion! They’re delicious!
Dogs posing for a quick picture. They love getting to explore when we go mushroom picking.
Some of the Chantrelles all sauteed in butter. Mmmm!
Brr! It’s freezing! Some people I know would consider forty something to be summer…
This last picture is more about the color than the actual bird and that one actually landed twenty feet from me. As you can see from the color of the cones on the fir trees in the background, the sun has a beautiful reddish tint that only seems to come when there’s smoke from a forest fire, or in fall sunrises. It’s simply beautiful. The bird is a Pileated Woodpecker (known to some as a Shaggy-headed Woodpecker.