Category Archives: Pacific Northwest

GARDEN PROWLING AFTER A RAIN

One of my favorite things:  prowling my garden after a rain and capturing close-ups.  Here’s the rose ‘Sally Holmes’ this morning. Yes, it seems a bit out of focus, but I can’t tell if it’s the image or my eyes.  … Continue reading

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NEWEST HEADER

Cooper Point Sunset – Aug 24, 2015 Tom Bigley Squint your eyes, and read the signature on this grand photo.  Tom and Joan Bigley regularly and now and then send photos of the ever-changing view from their front deck. Via … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — ENJOY SOME FLORA

WOW!!   This blog seems to be mixed up with another by the same name.  That is, they’re both mine, but accessed from here differently.   And sent differently some how.  Consequently, I’ve posted sometimes on one and sometimes on the other … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Botany, Close up photography, Creation, Creator God, Flower, Flowers, Garden, God's love for us, Nature, Pacific Northwest, Photo Essay, Photography, Religion, Sabbath, Smiles Photography, Summer, Washington State, western United States | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MY RECENT CAMERA FAILS

Today’s header is a recent image of a coyote hot-footing it, nearly to the other side of the neighbor’s 200 acre Alfalfa field.  Sorry it’s out of focus.  How I miss my old Cannon Rebel’s telephoto lens.  You may have … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — IT’S ALMOST SPRING

Pussy Willows!  Responding to spring’s Chinook winds here in the Walla Walla Valley, and waving a last goodbye to winter’s snow, Pussy Willows are welcome  indeed. Yesterday, my friend, Brenda, placed an armload of the long willow stems in the … Continue reading

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BLUE HOST

My excitement for today:  my first two domains (.com’s), hosted by BlueHost, are about to go live.  One will continue the theme, “Come Smile With Me”.  The other will continue the theme of my history/travel book,  Yarns Beyond the Bend. … Continue reading

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HAPPY SABBATH — ENTER GOD’S REST

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”  That’s Jesus talking, in olden times and now.  :}   Matthew 11:28  (NKJV) These are a only few ways to seek His rest. … Continue reading

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