Cheers! ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Summer Love

The daughter of dear friends was married Saturday. Everything was lovely — just the way one pictures a summer wedding in a beautiful outdoor setting. Although I snapped more romantic photos than this one, I love how the colors,  light and wind embrace them as they walk forward into their new life together, as a married couple .

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Crow Shadow Dance ~ Sunday Stills ~ Lookin’ Through Windows

During the wet days of early summer, a resident Crow came to drink from the rain gutter outside the window where I sit to write and read in the mornings. The off-white color block in the photos, is a solar shade which is pulled down to deflect heat from the rising sun. In three photos we see the crow twice; on top, as it grips the gutter, and in the shadow it casts upon the shade.

 

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Peas In A Pod ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Containers

One of my favorite spring and summer containers!

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True Blue ~ Sunday Still ~ The Letter “B”

Hydrangea – Hortensia – Hydrangea macrophylla

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Avacado Mixmaster ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Relic

Mom gave me this Sunbeam Mixmaster, top of the line in 1969, as a wedding gift. Avacado was the color rage then, along with Tangerine and Lemon. Every time I pull it out, I think of Mom; what a good cook she was, and how she instilled in me a love for cooking. These photos are of a batch of chocolate chip cookies I baked to take fishing with Dad, last week. He always loves a little sweetness after lunch and dinner — sometimes in between too.

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Fishing with Dad

Anyone who follows me at all, knows I am fortunate that my Dad is still alive and kicking (sometimes bucking everybody, every which way), and that, as a family, camping, hunting and fishing are part of our DNA. This past week Dad (now 92), and I (65) have camped in a nice cabin at Crescent Creek, near Crescent and Odell Lakes, at the summit of Willamette Pass, in Oregon. Though he can be an obstinate cuss, I love him dearly, and feel blessed to have this precious time being together, doing what we have always done to ‘get away from it all.’  Hope you catch a bit of the good times in these photos.

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Gaping Maw ~ Sunday Stills ~ Entrances and Gateways

 Ferry landing at Clinton-Mukilteo, and ferry to Whidbey Island, Washington ~ USA

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