~ Ribbon Reflections ~ Skywatch Friday ~

Contrails in the sky created lovely images on the water.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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More fun to come in another post!

Fun!

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~ Wordless Wednesday at Odell Lake Oregon ~

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