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Friday, July 31, 2009

Chewing the Words

Scarlet Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea coccinea)

I keep saying the name of this flower, but the images that appear in my imagination have nothing in common with this flower. The flower is fuzzy, orangish, low to the ground, and looks nothing like a thing I'd bring to a campfire. This was taken early in June.
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Raindrops on Roses

A neighbor's yellow rose in the drizzle of our weird-weathered July.

Yesterday we decided to walk in the drizzle to a local pond (perpetual puddle with lots of bugs). I became cold very fast. Sweatshirts, rain ponchos and umbrellas weren't enough and we all came home for hot drinks.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nonplussed Trophy Fish

Another July 4th picture. This is part of a sculpture by James Christensen that is in front of the library mentioned last post. I really like his artwork because of the strange proportions, odd combinations of elements that meld so nicely together, and the fine detail given to detail.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Water Hazard

I was supposed to be returning library books ... very overdue books, but then I saw a pair of cormorants in the water hazard of the Lone Tree golf course across the street. I am very lucky in that my children are patient with me (or that they have Nintendo DSes and Dolls) and hung out while I took a few shots.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Primative Adobe Effects

The fuzz and glow in this picture is from the blades of grass in front of the plane of focus, the sharp focus comes from an unbroken line of sight to the drops.

This was taken around my birthday (the 3rd), my last birthday that starts with a three. Hm. I keep thinking I should feel old.
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Wet Flowerworks

July the 4th threatened and delivered rain until just before sunset. This wet, gone-to-seed, dandelion might have been the only fireworks we saw that day.
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Sunday, July 05, 2009


It's the fourth of July, so here's a plume moth. It's late in the evening, so here's the map through the wetlands of conscience: the moths are named for the feather-like, that is, plume wings. Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni. I think it's a quite dandy moth actually. Many in the Roxborough park that day. Neat-o. :)
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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Waterfall Monochrome

This is part of a playground set that's been installed in the middle of our recreation center's indoor swimming pool. There are a few water features that the kids can turn on and off, aim or dump onto fellow swimmers.

I like photos that look as if they are from black and white film.
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A Fruit Loop Miracle

The boys' shout made me stop inhaling my two-thirds Cheerios, one-third Fruit Loops breakfast. "LOOK LOOK LOOK!" Stopping, I followed the direction of their gaze and I looked at my cereal. Then I looked back at them. "MO-O-O-OM! IT'S Standing UP!" Oh, I see. Hm.

I took a picture in acknowledgment of the amazing phenomenon. Then, unceremoniously, I ate the miraculous Fruit Loop. The boys thought that was very funny because I wasn't acknowledging the gravitas of the situation.

Jasmine announced, "I like the Cheerios."
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Neighbor Flowers

I haven't been much of a gardener of late ... that is, the past few years. But my neightbors are. These are our right-hand neightbors' flowers. These folks are quite the home improvement gardening pair; we've known them for about nine years now, so I don't think they'll mind me snapping a few shots.

We saw these flowers as we passed their house. We were walking in the rain, so the rainwater in the gutter was more interesting than the flowers for Jasmine. Ordinarily she'd have stopped; Jasmine really likes the color yellow. It's easy to see and pleasantly common. I'll admit, I've always liked blue. I wonder what causes us to have a favorite color and what that choice says about us.
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