Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The trees didn't care that Christmas was long gone -- they decorated themselves with freshly white fallen snow that made their branches glimmer.
Every branch wanted to get into the act for this special occasion. The snow was going to last longer than a few minutes. . . the beauty would be long remembered.
Even snow can provide ripples if you look hard enough. . .
Sometimes you see silhouettes of characters in snow covered leaves. . . can you see anyone here?I see George Washington if I tilt my head.
This umbrella tree got a new design!
The mist seems to make these two branches stand out. . .
One more for today but not the end of my snowy night adventure. Come back tomorrow for more!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Anything is more beautiful with a snowy background!
I had a great snow day last night and today. Took many photos. Guess what will be on my blog every post for some time. . . I am so happy we finally got a good snowfall even tho it was between 2 and 3 inches only and some would laugh at me for calling it a big snowfall. Considering the small amount we got last Wednesday, this was big in comparison. I am grateful for it all. I hiked about 9 miles today to capture some of it. I walked to the river first and then took a bus the opposite direction to a trail and walked about 5 and half miles to capture the latest snowfall. On my return, it was snowing in the eastern part of our city when I was coming home. We have blue skies where I live. . . There is a possibility of more coming this weekend.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
If you walk across the street and down the alley of these neighbors, you will find a fish pond in the backyard. Some of us, out for a walk, stop by to see how the fish are doing. Not one was in swimming mode and the picture looks like an art piece instead of a pond. Go here if you want to post an odd shot linking to Kathy's meme for Odd Shot Monday.
Today, a friend and I went for a walk in the neighborhood and we saw more signs of Spring besides the blooming Camelias from last week's post. BUT the sky did not present us with the beauty of the day when it snowed last week. . .we might get some more snow this week. . . we will see. Poor flowers having to put up with our cold temperatures after such a warm stretch of weather . . . near 60. I'll trade flowers for snow anytime!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Walking towards the Columbia River, snow starts to gather on a lawn. . .
Snow gathers around plants near curb. . .
Snow stopped after gathering on windshield of someone's car. . .
View of snow around pond at WSU in Vancouver. . .
Snow on the grass at WSU. . .
Trail through the snow at WSU. . .
Sign showing campus of Washington State University on one of the trails around the campus. . .
We just had a dusting of snow and to me, it was a miracle since our winter in Vancouver has been snowless until today. They hint that we have a chance for more snow showers throughout the night and then again, Saturday and Sunday. I hope they are right!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
First, we had cookies and drinks at the reception while we were walking around looking at ancient photo posters of the building of the I-5 bridge. That was followed by a lecture and slide show about its history. Some are wanting to tear it down and build a very expensive bridge that would support more traffic going into Oregon from Washington , along with a separate layer of road bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists. While it would be nice, the present plans are way too costly. Tolls would help pay for it but people are not happy about them. The present bridge had tolls for awhile until it was completely paid for. I was going to add these photos to my art walk adventures from yesterday because both the cookies of the bridge and the history are related to art BUT decided to do it separately, The cookies were great and so was the history in photos and lecture.
(scuse the underline -- I can't get it off)
(scuse the underline -- I can't get it off)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
What a difference!
The above is an example of what I saw last month at the Art Walk we have on First Friday.
This month . . . art was everywhere!
from this sunset happening before my eyes while I was walking to the Art Walk. . .
to this glassware. . .
to "Things My Mother Told Me" . . .
Sometimes I go to the glass blowers -- this is from last month. . .BUT
Tonight was a special night . . . the artists' group known formerly as "6th Street Gallery" moved to a new location and they are now called Gallery 360 because they made a complete circle in location. Even the cake was a work of art!
The artists of this new gallery are standing in front of the music stage/art classroom. . . Ron, third from left is the one that introduced, to our apartment building, the Friday Art Walks when they were still at 6th St. Gallery.
Finally, the cake was cut. . .
Many kinds of art and the artists represented here and just a sampling of their work. First Friday Art Walk is always something to look forward to each month.