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It's tough to get back into tracking after a 10-day tech breakThis morning was pretty much a bust. This is one from last week.Yesterday's stormy sunrise on the beachThe tree is mostly trimmed - will try to take a better photo of it tonight.Had fun trimming the tree with DHhad fun trimming the tree with DH (the kids no longer enjoy doing it for use)Blessed with snow before Christmas - really unusual in this area. Of course, it ain't staying long!Finally finished my son's beaded ornament - approximately 3000 copper beads, 120 feet of thread, and about 16 hours.This morning's cloudy and cold sunrise at the beach.Favorite photo from this morning's walkthe sun breaking through the clouds shortly after sunrisetoday's favoriteWent for a photo walk with a friend from the photography class this afternoon.Finally hit 40 degrees - and started raining.One of my favorite shots from today's 4-hour photo walk with a friend from class (31 flights on my Fitbit!)Well, it was a little after sunrise, but I did go for a bit and caught a rainbowOne of today's photos - it finally quit raining!Stopped by the marina for a couple of photos as I left beadingmade it out to take a few photos todayFinally got our power back - hooray!Was shocked to see a kid in the water this morning before dawn - it was 36 degrees and I was freezing in three thermal layers!Spent yesterday prepping for son's unexpected (but welcome!) visit so did a little photography this morningthis morning at the beachVery gray morning so I played with the white balance - and had to backtrack half a mile to retrieve my jacketThat wind was COLD this morning! On to class...Been a busy day with youngest son, then watching the judging of a photo contest.Went out for a sunrise photo shoot/walk despite protesting muscles (overdid the workout yesterday, methinks)Second walk/photo shoot of the day brought me to a spot where I could up close and personal with the tiny (less than 2" tall) daisies without having to lie down!From yesterday afternoon's walk - when the sky is bright you've got to look down for photo opportunities!DH joined the photography guild's field trip to Dungeness Spit - we had a blast walking about 6.5 miles and taking photosYesterday we spent almost 3 hours hiking the local greenway and loved every minute of it.We hit the beach at the John Wayne Marina and Park today.Today's walk was all about photographing flowers for our Shutterbugs assignment.Got in a little beach walk before class this morning.Just got back from a 22-day road trip that included Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Best part - actually lost a couple of pounds along the way!Still working my way through road trip photos. (I've finished 1 week out of 3)Finally made it out for sunrise and didn't get to walk nearly as much as I'd planned - the mosquitos were feasting!Little evening photography walk - again with the blessed mosquitoes! (Really have to go out and get some kind of repellant tomorrow.)First light of day on the beach - it's hard to get up and out when sunrise is at 5:12!We've had some amazing clouds the last couple of daysWent walking at a different beach and took a few photos even though it wasn't the best light for itExtremely dull sunrise on the beach this morning, so I played a bit with the illustrator picture effect. Meanwhile, I was really craving a pastry so I came home and had cinnamon toast (no sugar) and apples with cinnamon for breakfast.Instead of turning around and coming home when I saw the fog, I went to the lake for a walk.Our area in Washington state is inundated with smoke from the Canadian wildfires and it's beginning to cause respiratory problems, especially combined with temperatures at least 10 degrees hotter than normal.
However, I can't help but wonder how bad it is for our neighbors up north. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Still awake after two hours of photographing the stars. Maybe I'll make it out for sunset...Trying out a new lens and found a double rainbow (one is really, really faint)DH and I went to the coast today to try out the new wide lens - and ran into gale winds and driving rain. I took this one kneeling behind the tripod in the van with the side door open! It's good to be home, safe, dry, and warm!Did you know that "a moment" is actually 90 seconds? What can you accomplish in a moment?Walking on air after getting a great critique on my first photography lesson - the instructor said I set the bar high. Woohoo!The moon was still up at sunrise. What a great start to the day.Had a beautiful morning. One more day before the rain starts again (according to the weatherman)The sun didn't make an appearance for my sunrise photo walk but it was still pretty and definitely worth doing.The photography guild practiced light painting at the local lighthouse last night. It was a lot of fun!is awed by the response to my last blog - and continuing the sunrise walk streak!Looking at the flat, dull sky made it difficult to get out this morning, but off I went with the camera. I can't post the panorama on here, so I'll have to settle for the rocks.spent a glorious day out and about with DHPhotobombed by a heron (not that I'm really complaining)The clouds were fascinating this morningIt was an extraordinarily gray sunrise, but at least the rain had not yet started.A cloudy morning - at least it's not raining.You know your desk is bad when you hear your phone buzz and can't find itback home and exhausted - this is from yesterday on the Oregon coaston this morning's short walkfirst light/first milesunrise with cloudsFinally made it through all the photos from last week-end. It's been raining all week, so haven't taken many more.Still trying to work my way through the 350 photos from the road trip - this is a Montana sunriseThere were clouds on top of clouds this morning - so I photographed the beach forts on my walk.the first photo turned sideways - we'll try again. here's sunrise - and my first mile of the dayThe sun never made an appearance but a little sunlight broke free of the clouds a little after sunrisesunrise at Norwegian PointPost-sunsetGot off to a great start, then stalledThis blind hiker did the entire length of the Appalachian Trail - what an inspiration!this was the morning's last shot - sun breakhands down my favorite shot of the morningWe're under an extreme heat advisement so I got in as many steps as I could before it got really hot. This is the first rays of sun on the horizon.This is hubby's favorite sunset photo from this eveningFinally cooled down enough to go out for sunsetOff to the car dealer to get my drive belt changed, but I did make it out for sunriseThe haze burned off to a beautiful, sunny day and a golden sunsetit's the kind of day that newcomers and visitors complain about, with just a blue-gray mist covering everythinghaven't been out yet today - this is from yesterdayFog and clouds made for a very gray sunrise this morningSpent the day driving along the Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula. I've never seen the water that color!Finally made it out this morning after two days of staying still because of vertigoThe foggy sunrise was wonderfulspent the day out and about with DH - a walk, lunch, movies, and dinnerfound a lovely new walk today - to Guillemot's Covedecided to keep taking photos after the sun came out of the clouds - & I'm so glad I did! Walking way out during low tide was beautifulmy favorite shot of this eveningbeach flowers from this morningThe incoming storm and clouds really made colors pop at sunset.there were some dramatic clouds when we were in town a bit agoone of the birds along the trail todayTrying to get through the 834 photos from the road tripGoing to be a busy day - getting ready for a road trip, so I probably won't be around for a few days. Found a new beach for sunset!Walked through the native plant garden at Buck Lake today. This is one of the leopard lilies.Sunset was much better Between the clouds and the fog, the sun didn't stand a chance.Delivered some beadwork to Bainbridge Island this morning and decided to take a photo of the infamous Frog Rock on the way home. He sits on the corner of two roads & has been around for about 40 yearsSlept way past sunrise this morning (6:15!) - this is my favorite photo from my morning walk at Foulweather Bluff Nature PreserveFinally made it out for sunrise - and the sun did not.finally made it out for sunset - there was a bit of a break in the cloudshaving a little trouble getting started todayHope everyone had a wonderful Fathers' Day Sunday!there were storm clouds at sunset - just gorgeous! (By the way, there was a "raincoat" for the camera, but not for me!)a mile at sunrise - hooray!behind our local grocery this evening (a couple of hours before sunset)Haven't made it out yet today - I'm tackling the unpacking (and laundry!) and going through the photos from the trip. This was on the way home.It was fun to be somewhere that is so very different, but I'm really glad to be home too.Sunrise, as seen by my phoneNo sun at sunrise this morningmissed sunrise by about 20 minutes and that's okayFinally made it out again this morning - yippee!Still sore from walking 50,000 steps in three days, but plan on a long walk today anyway - hoping it will work out the soreness!Had to say good bye to our youngest today - he should be back home in New York just about now.Went out of town with hubby and got in lots and lots of walking - mostly in urban areas. Personal all-time high count of 20,000+ steps yesterday!Sunset - sorry I haven't been posting.wowglorious sunrise this morningReally need to start carrying my tripod on all my walks - this shot could have been so much better.After days of going through two or three boxes of tissues a day, I was finally able to get out.Finally made it out for walk this morning and got to share sunrise with a baby harbor seal!This morning's sunriseSaw three of these guys today while clamoring around bridges. Usually I see maybe one a year.This brought a little cheer to an otherwise grey sunset. (Really - we had to check the time to find out if sunset had happened!)The sun didn't make much of an appearance at sunrise because of the clouds.Tested the new waterproof hikers - still have dry feet. Yippee!This morning's thick fog meant no real sunrise but didn't allow a closer approach to an otter.No daybreak this morning - the fog was too thick. It did, however, let me get closer than usual to this guy.Love our watercolor sunrises!Went for a walk this afternoon instead of this morning.Spring (and the rain) is here - been in spring cleaning mode (again).Last night's sunsetThe tripod and the Cannon on a timed shutter netted my best eagle shot yetA different kind of water photo - taken from the High Steel Bridge over the Snohomish Riverfinally had a sunrise that wasn't completely clouded overWent to a different beach on my way to lunch with a friend yesterday - this is Seattle and the Cascades, as seen from Fay Bainbridge Park.I know this sounds crazy, but I'm really sore from doing excessive loomwork yesterday.The sky looked like it was catching fire at sunrise.hubby joined me for a walk this eveningBeautiful skies and seals playing in the water (the seals are not in the photo - they were too far away)Thought I'd cut my walk short because the wind was so cold - ended up extending it up to the top of the bluff.The sun finally came out - just over the Olympics.Drops of water on branches glistened like Christmas lights this morning.We took the girls for a walk on the cold and windy beach today. They were really glad to get back to the house afterward!Between the fog and the clouds, it was a very quiet and blue sunrise.harbinger of spring - now if my sinuses would just spring back to normal, all would be wellsunset over the Hood Canal bridgeThis morning's spectacular sunrise. So glad I was finally well enough to get out!Dh playing the part of Ben FranklinThere was a gull in the clouds todayThe sky was gorgeous just before sunrise - too bad it started raining just before the sun crested the horizon!yesterday was glorious - clear and warm, so the mountain (Rainier) was outfoggy sunsetOur son and granddaughters visited this week-end and little else was accomplishedStill really cold out thereThe sun tried to break through the clouds this morningall geared up for winter walking/photographyWoohoo! 13,500 steps and a great showMay everyone have a joyous holiday season! Our family celebrates tonight.Our family celebration of the holidays is tonight. Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season!Cold, cloudy, and foggy - at least I felt well enough to go outIt figures that the day I decide to leave behind the telephoto lens is the day there's an otter having breakfast 10 feet from shore.Brrr - that wind is COLD. This heron that was out for a stroll didn't seem to mind.Missed sunrise and went anyway. I'm glad I did.It's amazing how much better I feel after a short hike. Definitely need to get out more.Our wetland looks like a lake!Too cold for sunrise photos today - here's one from yesterday.With a strong wind and 33 degrees I only got in half a mile.The wind was freezing this morning! That may be why there were so many (5) herons in the wetland.Otters move fast - sorry it's not a better picture.Yesterday's trail - Grey Wolf Trail in the OlympicsAutumn is definitely here and you can feel winter comingGoing to the zoo with a friend - should get in lots of walking.Had a really busy day including lunch with a friend and her mother. (I'm on the left; her mother is on the right.)My youngest's facebook posting for today is so exciting! just had to shareWent back to bed and didn't make it out for photos. Here's one from last week.first wild otters!heron from this morningfirst lightAfter 100 hours over a period of five months and 15,000+ beads, the bear has left the loomstorms converging at sunsetWhale plume - the whale was really far away so the photo is quite grainy. Still, it's my first recognizable shot of a wild whaleanother sunrise, another milespectacular sunrise on my morning beach walkyesterday at dawnThis is what the road to the beach looked like on Saturday. Glad that's over!This morning's sunrise was spectacularHad four wonderful days in the Olympics camping - this is the north view point at Mount WalkerSeeing this guy around the corner from my house this morning made my dayThis guy just walked up right beside me this morning!sunset at Norwegian ParkThis pigeon stayed just a few feet in front of me the whole wetland trail this morning.Sunset over the Hood Canal Bridgestreet musicians in Port Townsendsunrise at the Suquamish dockwatercolor sunriseFairly dry sunset after three days of rainCaught this natural sepia shot on this morning's walkeagle with a fishRan across a lovely sunset while on a quest for streetlights to photographFinally managed to get a shot of the Poulsbo Castle yesterday. (It's on a busy stretch of road.)this morning was a bust but I did get in a little more than a milethis morning - just before sunriseSquirrel in a park in OhioGorgeous sky right after sunset tonightthere was a huge fire on my favorite beach while I was away - it burned an acre while firefighters spent more than 12 hours getting it outFinally broke down and photographed the lighthouse tapestryI was really sick for several days and not fully recuperated with only a day and half to prepare for 2 weeks away.Spent much of the last day on long distance phone calls - long lost relatives and best friend. This photo is from yesterday.Too funny not to shareAnother gorgeous sunset over the Hood CanalSo glad I went to the beach this morningAbout a mile and a half for sunrise photos this morningThis was the first time the surf was splashing up over the seawall.The sun breaching the horizon - I'm thinking the Alaskan wildfires are making it look so redglorious sunsetcan't resist sharing this oneBack from our trip across the mountainsWow! This guy was sitting on a branch over the road on my way home.The sun was a no-show for sunrise - but I saw my first whales! (no photos - they were too far away and too fast)We took the girls to the beach at the lighthouse, then to a medieval faireLast night's sunsetFinally getting a picture of the resident eagles (and 3000 steps) totally made up for an otherwise lackluster sunrise.Ended my day with a short walk and a few photos at Point-No-Point. (Still need another 2000 steps or so.)Visited the Olympic Game Farm today - this is one of the bears rescued from the circus.The rain made for a very blue sunset last night.A different view of the lighthouse at sunsetGoing to be a busy day- hope it's a great one for everyone!Watercolor sunriseAfter my son and I hiked a little over 7.5 miles, I've hit 20,000 steps for the day - and I can still move!Couldn't do it - bought a waterproof camera for when it rains and to get me by until my Canon comes back.Got to spend 15 minutes at Old Mill Park before my medical appointment. After the medical appointment I couldn't see to take photographs for a few hours. (They numbed my eyes and dilated them.)It looked like the sky was on fire this morning.Glorious sunrise. Everyone have an equally glorious day!Second walk of the day and I'm up to a little more than 12,000 steps.It's raining today but yesterday started on the Poulsbo waterfront.It was a spectacular sunrise over the Hood Canal this morning.Laughed so hard when I saw this on Facebook that I just had to share.Not many photo ops because it was too sunny (and I'm definitely not complaining about that). Here's a photo of the historic courthouse.I've become obsessed with my bead loom. This is the second one this month (albeit a small one) and another has been started.Lovely sunrise at Termination Point (also really cold)5000 steps and 230 photos - this is the pre-dawn skyYippee - finally got some eagle photos!Not really a spectacular sunrise this morning, but nice (and very cold)The day started with a seal and ended with a rainbowRan across this guy on my morning walkHope everyone's day takes flight this morning!We've been seeing some amazing clouds.Ended up doing bead weaving for the first time in many years (as in the thread is starting to fray from age) instead of walking - and it feels great!Ran across this on Facebook and couldn't resistOne of my friends wants to try the minestrone with parmesan crisps in the SparkPeople Cookbook. I sent it to her in three photos!Couldn't resist this guy in a shop window at Pike PlaceOur Shutterbugs assignment this week is yummy and low-calorie, so I took this photo of our dinner.Broke down and got new walking shoes - I'd been wearing the old ones for close to 10 years!Saw this on Facebook and had to share!Went to the Seattle Art Museum today - will probably hit 13,000 steps by the time I make it to bedMountains and errands - another 4000 stepsSunrise photos - 2000 steps!10,000 steps and 256 photos before I started feeling yucky - almost thereLunch date got cancelled - ran errands and did a little exploring instead.Wow - scenes like this really make up for all the mizzle (misty drizzle)Had a great day, including seeing this guy crossing the streetbeen out walking - it's 60 degrees today!Beautiful day on the beach, but my cheeks got wind-burned!Went for a walk with DH, found a new trail and ended up in town. 9000 steps now.Up with the birds - 165 photos and 2000 stepsBlogging photos againSpectacular sunriseThe boys are back (DH, middle son, youngest son)Going to pick up my son at the airport! It's been a year and a half since our last visit.Had a couple of visitors this morning bright and earlyWatercolor sunriseBeautiful sunset over the Hood CanalFeeling so much better on this beautiful day!is kicking off the challenges I've joined.Gray morning after a wonderful holidayweek 99 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 12/22/2014happy to get in 2400 steps taking sunrise photos!Sunbreak!My wonderful husband - laughing as usual
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