~ Cee’s B&W Challenge – Hiding or Camouflaged ~

This week’s black and white photo challenge from Cee’s Photography is something that appears to be hiding or camflouged so that it blends into the background. Our beagle Jello is a perfect subject for this challenge because of her mottled coloring.


Jello sitting in the sun waiting for a squirrel to chase.

 Do you see her in this one?


Jello sitting atop the water feature.

And for your final challenge —


Jello in the brambles sniffing out rabbits.

In case you’re still looking — here she is in color!

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Wishing everyone ‘happy hunting’ on this fine Saturday.


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~ Friday Flyers + Color Your World -Yellow Orange ~

If it’s from nature and in the air (or can get there), it’s a Friday Flier!


This is the last color in the sequence of challenges from Jennifer Nichole Wells. It has been so much fun, I will miss looking for just the right hue!



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~ Color Your World – Yellow Green (next to last color in the box) ~

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~ Rhodie ~ In Praise of the Coast Rhododendron ~

“In 1892, before they had the right to vote, Washington women selected the coast rhododendron as the state flower. They wanted an official flower to enter in a floral exhibit at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Six flowers were considered, but the final decision was narrowed to clover and the “rhodie,” and voting booths were set up for ladies throughout the state. When the ballots were counted, the rhododendron had been chosen as the Washington state flower.”*


Rhododendron macrophyllum


Rhododendron macrophyllum

The ladies got it right.

Cheers to gaining, maintaining and retaining the right to vote!


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~ Wordless Wednesday + Color Your World – Yellow ~




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~ Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Roads Of Any Kind ~



Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) Tram Liftoff and Landing  Site on Willamette River   Portland, Oregon



Hwy 58, northbound from Odell Lake, Oregon

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Looking north at Mount Shasta — Hwy 395 southbound from Susanville, California



Ferry. Dock.Landing — Orcas Island, Washington


On the street where I live!



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~ Nelly Moser ~ Color Your World – Wisteria ~

Last year I planted my second Nelly Moser Clematis, this one in the back garden. I was concerned there wouldn’t be enough sunlight, but the blossoms are opening and the vine is flourishing.


Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

Not to be outdone, Rhododendron and Pansy show-off the lovely hue.




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