~ Ribbon Reflections ~ Skywatch Friday ~

Contrails in the sky created lovely images on the water.


Early morning at Odell Lake, Oregon USA.

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~ River Jewelwing ~ Wordless Wednesday + WPC – Rare ~

Although this jewel may not be rare to others, getting a good close-up shot of any damselfly (or dragonfly) is a rare feat for me!

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Calopteryx aequabilis — River Jewelwing


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~ In A Vase On Monday ~ (well almost!)

These Rudbeckia were in the vase yesterday, and the pictures were taken then, but I was having too much fun talking with my dear friend Kate last night. So here you have the posy on Tuesday.


Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldstrum’

Two vases, the salt glaze base holds Hydrangea that Kate picked a month ago. They have dried into a lovely blue. Rudbeckia is in a small ceramic vase tucked in front to create a contrast of gold and blue. A nightlight behind adds to the scene.

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~ Full Moon Rising ~ Skywatch Friday ~

July’s full moon on the rise through the trees above Priest Lake, Idaho. Also known as Full Buck Moon, Full Thunder Moon, and Full Hay Moon.


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~ Windsor ~ Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Seating

I love the sensual curves of bent-wood chairs. This old oak Windsor provides a nice study of lines — and it’s comfortable to sit in too!




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~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun! ~

My week-long stay at Crescent Creek Cottages began with a family reunion with cousin Duncan Low, and his wonderful companion Carolyn, who joined us for one night and the next morning. It had been forty years since I last met-up with Duncan. We are the same age, and were in grade school together in Wenatchee. Our bond of fun and friendship immediately rekindled!


Carolyn, Duncan, Diana (my sister), Les (brother-in-law)

What could be more fun that catching fish when you are fishing?! The first morning Les, Diana and I were trolling for and catching many Kokanee (silver) trout, when Diana hauled in an eight pound Mackinaw (lake) trout — exciting to say the least!

All three mornings on lovely Odell lake, we were surrounded by old-growth evergreens, fresh cool air, Bald Eagles pip-pipping across the bay, fish jumping on the still surface and fish taking our bait. Day one; 38 Kokanee and 1 Mackinaw (4 1/2 hrs), day 2; 21 Kokanee (3 1/2 hrs), day 3; 24 Kokanee (3 1/2 hrs). It adds up to 84 fish in less than 12 hours fishing!


More fun to come in another post!


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~ Wordless Wednesday at Odell Lake Oregon ~


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