Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yikes! It's Wednesday.

Our theme is "Is Spring finally Here?"

I'm late.


It was  spring when we visited Arizona last year--well, one of the visits.

It was the first time we had visited when the desert was in bloom.

Where did the other headbangers find spring? Their links are in my sidebar.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Found Object

Whatever was I thinking when I proposed the theme of "Found Object" for our Header Challenge?

I added it to the list several weeks ago. We usually have something in mind when we think of a theme idea. Something must have suggested it. However, in undoubtedly a serious series of senior moments, I remain clueless.

So I set about finding a found object in the last year's image files. After rejecting a few, I came up with these possibilities.

We found this handrail covered with leaves when we hiked in the fall.

Karen saw a shadow through the restroom window. When she looked outside, she found this.
 
 
We found this window display to be--well--unique.
 
Benjie found this rock on the beach. I put it in my pocket. I still have it there.
 
I think this duck found something blue.
 
And look! Sasha found  a snail at the lake.
 
I hope that my Headbanger friends found some interesting things this week.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dumas Bay

Gotta love a duck. x3, at sunset

mountains not visible in this one.

eagle

bald eagle

Olympics were visible or not through the week.

Low Tide

city over there

heron

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pictures from the Past

Lew proposed the theme Pictures from the Past. He was thinking back to film days. I was thinking even farther. (I do admit that I did not personally take any of these pictures...

especially this one. --that cutie on the left is me.


This is a favorite picture from my Dad's albums. I had always thought it was of him, but it is a friend taken by him.

This, on the other hand, was my Dad.

another favorite.

The gent in the tartan tie was my father-in-law, taken in front of his business establishment, which was an ice cream parlor when the cops were looking, a speakeasy when they were not.


I don't know who is in this car in front of my husband's grandfather's business.

Pictures from the past.

I don't know if the other headbangers will have gone this far back. I may be disqualified by not using my own photos. See what they have come up with from the links in my sidebar.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Starts with a "C"

I didn't have to go far to find some things that start with C for our header challenge this week. Our trip to Arizona a couple of weeks ago yielded quite a few, and as I had not been thinking about it till I saw Fishing Guy mention it on Facebook, I was glad I had a reminder. As I am the furthest west of the group and when I do not post ahead of time am usually offered a reminder when some of those east of me post, I am either the first or the last to post.

Then totally forgot again after some stress this morning.

So I was glad to find these possibilities and more in that recent file.

Starting with a CHICKEN with a bad hair day.

LOL--that chick was sooooooo funny,

Maybe not a funny looking as the javelina, but the javelina does not start with a C.

Some more from Bearizona--first, some actual CATS:
 Bobcats, that is. A lot of the animals at Bearizona started with B--bears, buffalo, bobcats, big horn sheep. The foxes start with F but here they are CAVORTING around the COMPOUND.

We took in a spring training game while we were in the Phoenix area, so here is the CATCHER actually catching..
 

I have always said that it would be a lot shorter trip between Washington and Arizona if it weren't for that big hole in the ground.

So this time we went along it rather than totally around it--well, we went along it in order to go around it. The Grand CANYON.
 Here are some folks down in the Canyon enjoying the COLORADO River close up. The raft trip is a two week trip. The other options are to raft to this point and hike up to the rim--one week. Or hike down to the river and meet the group there and take the second half of the trip.
I wish I could have done that some time.

So what will I choose for my header? One of these or something totally different that comes to mind when I finish? What will the other headbangers do? We can find out by following the links in my sidebar.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Favorite Place to Visit

This is the Header theme for our little challenge group this week as presented by Mac. If you have followed my blog or my Facebook or possibly y 365 project you will not have to guess. I can show you that I might visit any month of the year.

January

February

March

April

May

June

Shoveling Snow on the Fourth of July

Cousin Camp 2010--The favorite PLACE with the favorite people--grandkids.

more July

August

August

August

September

October

November

December
Favorite place to visit--Mt. Rainier National Park .

Only surpassed by anyplace where my grandkids are.

Even best, Mt. Rainier with my grandkids (that is where we will have Cousin Camp this summer.)

Where is the favorite place chosen by other Headbangers? I can guess one--Mac will post St. Ives. We can check them out from the links in m sidebar.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our Header theme for this week is recent pictures

I've had plenty of opportunity to for pictures this last week as we have been traveling. There are a lot that I have missed because I was the one driving most of the time. I do not encourage taking pictures while you are yourself behind the wheel. There were quite a few times when I would think, "oh, that would make a great picture!" So often then you have to emblazon it on your memory for your own gratification either because you must concentrate on the driving or else you were well past it before you could get the camera out.

We have had wonderful weather--almost too hot--and enjoyed the delight of presenters at our conference who had come from Chicago or other snowed in parts east. We followed that with a side trip to Arizona where our grandchildren were on Spring Break.

Here are some of these recent pictures--I must choose one for the header by the time I get to the end of the list.

Ranney was driving as we topped Satus Pass and saw Mt. Hood in the distance. Hood was not our only mountain view.
 Hi Neighbors. Two of the curious who peeked out when we stopped for gas.
 Lunchtime
 Looking down from the Convention Center balcony.
 Ears.
 More ears. We picnicked with the kids at the park for supper.
 Sunset ducks.
 Spring growth
 When we returned to the house I spotted the artwork at the new neighbors. The kids moved here in 2008 and much of the neighborhood remained vacant until another developer came in last year and filled in all the vacant lots.

Our theme this week was chosen to fill in Craver Vii's turn in naming the theme. We miss his participation in our challenge, as he added some wackiness each week. I hope that when his job responsibilities settle down, he will return to join us.

The other headbangers, in the meantime, are linked in my sidebar. Give them a visit.