Sunday, January 31, 2010

Odd Shot--Swinging

Did you ever

take a picture

 of a kid

on a swing?

That didn't work,

did it?

Let's try a different angle.


maybe next time.

I post an odd shot for every Monday.
 If you have one, too, leave a comment and we'll come visit.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday's Psalm--Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

 I will sing of your salvation.

In you, O LORD, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.

In your justice rescue me, and deliver me;

incline your ear to me, and save me.

I will sing of your salvation.

Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety,
for you are my rock and my fortress.
O my God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked.

I will sing of your salvation.

For you are my hope, O Lord;

my trust, O God, from my youth.

On you I depend from birth;

from my mother’s womb you are my strength.

I will sing of your salvation.

My mouth shall declare your justice,
day by day your salvation.
O God, you have taught me from my youth,
and till the present I proclaim your wondrous deeds.

I will sing of your salvation.

From Psalm 71
Photos--marina nOympia WA, trail at Ohanapecosh WA, Mayfield Lake WA, cross at a church in Tri-Cities WA

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ABC Wednesday--B is for...


As preschoolers learn about music in their own experience.

So what is your B today. See others at ABC Wednesday and stop by and give Denise a hello. She started it all and we are in the sixth round now (fifth for me.)

My World Tuesday with the Grandkids

For some of the last week and next my world has changed. A tiny new grandson has joined the family and I've spent time with them keeping tabs on his brother and sisters.

On one walk with big brother, we looked down from the hill to part of the city. This part of the South Hill area of Spokane has a flight of steps connecting the road at the middle of the hill to the top. Sometimes they are closed in the winter because they are treacherous when icy.

From another part of the hill, we could see Mt. Spokane, where we would spend part of Saturday on the snow.

I had some fun searching thorugh the trees for the spires of St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga University campus...

...which have a very different look from closer up at a different angle.

Visit My World Tuesday posts here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Odd Ice

We found these odd icicles on the Nisqually River when we were hiking in December.

If you also have an odd shot, leave a comment to let us know where to find it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sunday's Psalm--Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The law of the LORD is perfect,

refreshing the soul;

The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,

giving wisdom to the simple.

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The precepts of the LORD are right,

rejoicing the heart;

The command of the LORD is clear,

enlightening the eye.

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The fear of the LORD is pure,

enduring forever;

The ordinances of the LORD are true,

all of them just.

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
find favor before you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The verses are from Psalm 18. The response is from John 6:63

Photos--Justice Department, Olympia WA with Capitol Building reflected
wild Tiger Lily on Naches Loop Trail, Mt. Rainier
?--I think it's from a snowshoeing trip to Paradise--Mt. Rainier
Fife's Peak, near Chinook Pass, WA

Friday, January 22, 2010

SkyWatch Reflection

This reflection of the sky in Rimrock Lake will serve a double purpose today as a SkyWatch and a Weekend Reflection. I'd never seen Rimrock look so much like a mirror, and I've not seen it so since.

Look for SkyWatch here and Weekend Reflections here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ABC Wednesday--Round 6--A

A is for Anthony Christopher--my new grandson born Sunday. Sorry--no pictures--I am very serious about not displaying children's pictures online.

Anthony has two sisters and a brother, and thirteen cousins. Among the cousins are three
A-s, Andy and Aiden, who live in Arizona and his cousin in Siberia, Андрэ, which, if I spelled it right is Andre.

I am busy getting ready to go spend a few days helping out with Anthony's  siblings--and get a few cuddles in as well, so I don't have any A photos ready for this round. If you would like to see what I came up with for previous rounds, click here.

For other ABC participants, go to the ABC site and while you are there, thank the new team for picking up in support of Denise who started it all.

Today my world is hard to see.

On a clear day outside the season of growing hops, you can see through the hop trellis to the next road. It is a mile.

Yesterday dawned bright. Through my window blinds I could glimpse  bright sunshine peeking through. Someone on Facebook had mentioned sunshine in another part of the state. Wow! What a January day, I thought.

On that clear day shot I could count forty poles per row before they blend together. I know yesterday's picture is not shot with the same depth of field, but would depth of field show more than six poles?

Can we go for a drive? Can't much see where you are going. Good thing we know where to watch for stoplights. I remember driving to work in a fog like this and suddenly realizing I had no idea how far I had gotten because I could see no landmarks along the way.

I may go looking for some more eerie shots today. A walk in the park maybe.

What's the world like today in other parts?
Have a look here to see what others are seeing.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Odd Shot--Sticker Shock

Comments I have received from others who have seen this:

"YOWSA! That's gonna be SOME quilt!"

"Those must be some gigantic Jungle Babies!"

"Even a 40% off coupon wouldn't make that affordable!"

"Wow Kathy, wanna share some of those 944 yards"

"Did you pay cash or use your credit card Kathy??? Wow!"

"Please tell me what project needs 944 yards of the same fabric. Are you planning on covering the houses in your neighborhood? "

The clerk at the checkout was able to insert the decimal point and charge me correctly (I think) for my .944 yards of fabric--which was what was left on the bolt.

I post odd shots each Monday. They may be an odd moment like this, an odd angle, an odd sighting. If you also have an odd shot, please leave a comment so we can easily find it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sunday's Psalm--Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all you lands.
Sing to the LORD; bless his name.

Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Announce his salvation, day after day.
Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Give to the LORD, you families of nations,
give to the LORD glory and praise;
give to the LORD the glory due his name!

Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

Worship the LORD in holy attire.
Tremble before him, all the earth;
Say among the nations: The LORD is king.
He governs the peoples with equity.

Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.
from Psalm 96
Glacier Bay AK
dragon fly
Death Valley CA
spider and bee
Mt. Rainier with lenticular cloud, WA
vine maple leaves
Arches NP UT

Friday, January 15, 2010

Weekend (Wheel) Reflection.

This one is from our Alaska album. I am combining my memes with my Wheels Challenge this week. See Weekend Reflections over here at James' place. Look under the SkyWatch below to find my Challenge.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

SkyWatch with Wheels

Small towns can sometimes have unique---well, what would you call this? sculpture? tradition? But looking up in a small eastern Oregon town on one of our summer trips, I found this.

It goes along with both SkyWatch and my wheels Challenge.

See just below for  the Wheels Challenge. Go to the Skywatch site to see other skies from around the owrld.

I've been posting wheels over at my other blog.

Go have a look, there is a wide variety over the past week. I challenge you to find and photograph some interesting wheels. Or ordinary wheels in an interesting way.  I think I can even use some wheels this weekend for my SkyWatch and Weekend Reflection. Watch for them, and leave a comment if you post some wheels.

This Way Thursday--This Way to an Education

When I first entered these portals some years ago, Gonzaga was not so well known as it is today. We did have a great basketball team in the Big Sky League, playing other schools of similar size from Oregon, Montana, Utah. Basketball has brought my alma mater into the national spotlight, but the solid education provided is still the main feature of the university.

In our time, the new statue of St. Ignatius and its fountain pool would have been in the traffic of Boone Avenue. The whole stretch of Boone through campus was closed to traffic and made into a bricked pedestrian area a number of years ago as the University grew.

I remember checking into a hotel on the ridge west of Spokane with my parents and looking down over the city for my first glimpse of the spires of St. Aloysius (fondly called St. Al's) the parish church which is an enduring symbol of Gonzaga University. As a terrified seventeen year old about to embark on the great adventure of college, I was not sure I didn't want to crawl back into the car and go home.
High school seniors are pondering college entrance forms and scholarship applications at this time of year--waiting and hoping for the thick envelope full of additional forms to fill out instead of the thin one with the single "I am sorry...." sheet. Hopes, studies, struggles, friends, independence...what an adventure looms ahead for them!

This Way Thursday--look here for other paths.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I end this round of ABC Wednesday with ...




I have nothing to offer for ABC Wednesday today.
I had nothing to offer for My World Tuesday yesterday because I accidentally zapped the pictures I was going to use before loading them to my computer. sob, sob

My guess is that others were more successful in finding a post for the letter Z. You can find out here.