Photo Hunt – Purple

In The Clear, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is purple. I remembered that I’d taken a few shots during the fall of 2007 that might fit the bill and when I looked I discovered this one.  Then I realized I’d posted it here at the Think Tank before.  Ah well… I like it, so it’s getting used again, but I realize it’s a re-posting party foul.  What’s a girl to do?

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Photo Hunt – Triangle

Taking Off, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Ok… So the theme for the Photo Hunt this week is triangle. I’m struggling with it. The first one I considered was a shot I took recently while out to dinner with friends at a pizza place. Triangles of pizza slices all over the place in that shot. But I wasn’t totally satisfied with it, even though it made me laugh. I’m ending up with this… though it’s not a true triangle in the sense that it’s really more like a cone, but hey… from the side it looks triangle-ish. So… here you have Mt. Hood, at sunset, taken near PDX, with a plane landing. Technically you could say the plane also has a couple of triangles, with blunted edges, if you could the wings and tail wings. I know… I’m stretching it.

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Photo Hunt – Stripes

 

 

This weeks theme for the hunt is Stripes.  Usually I just include one photo and call it good, but this week I’m going to post a few photos I found that fit.  Why?  Well… because I couldn’t pick just one.

Relax

We went on a cruise and I loved this long row of lounge chairs.  This was taken before the ship actually set sail which is why they’re empty.  Normally they’d be pretty packed with peeps getting a tan, reading, relaxing, napping… you name it.

Weston and the Ref

This is the little guy, Weston, with the Ref.  He’s really not a huge toy guy.  He loves to play chuck it, to have the ball thrown for him, to chew on his bully stix, and to be loved on.  Strangely he loved this guy and chewed, pulled, and gnawed at him until all his stuffing was gone.

Hwy 101

We went on a little road trip a year or so ago and this was taken while driving Hwy 101 from California, through the Redwoods, to Oregon.  We hadn’t planned going this way, but were forced to as the Siskiyous were snowed in and I-5 was briefly closed.  It ended up being a great drive, though it rained and rained and rained.  We saw some cool elk, stood next to huge grand trees, and spent a lot of time cracking up by the little mister’s (Weston’s) expressions.

Riles

Here she is, the little girly, Riley.  She’s looking cute and small here.  Must have had a recent haircut.  She’s due for another.  I think she’s going to look pretty cute.  But then, I always think she looks really cute.

The Scenery and Me

Lastly… here’s one taken during our recent road trip down to San Jose to see family.  That’s me, in the side view, taking the shot.

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Photo Hunt – Hands

Drying The Brushes, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s Photo Hunt is hands. I looked through the ol’ archives and found this one, taken in December, 2008, with my iPhone camera. We were working on our most recent rental project and this is the clean the paint out of the brush technique that seemed to work best. I used a funky camera setting with the phone to get this shot. I kind of like it.

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Photo Hunt – Nautical

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The Helen McCol, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for the week is Nautical. I took this one in Newport Bay at the Marina there. It’s something I always love to do when we head over to Newport… cruise the docks, take some photos, check out the fishing fleet. The name of this lady is the Helen McCol.

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Photo Hunt – Bridges

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Hawthorne, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This week’s hunt is all about bridges. I have taken, recently, to walking along the Eastbank Esplanade, downtown Portland, Oregon. It’s a great place to take the dogs for a walk. One of Portland’s nicknames is bridgetown. 10 bridges cross the Willamette and Columbia Rivers within city limits. Pretty impressive. The Hawthorne, pictured here, is one of my favorites.

I haven’t been in the hunt for awhile now. Too busy with life stuff I guess to be at the computer much more than to just load photos onto flickr, blog a word or two, and then get up to do other things. In the interim I’ve been through the holidays, had three feet of snow at the house, had no power during those times on three separate occasions… the last time it took the power guys 5 days to fix it and that was because they couldn’t get up the road until the snow plows made it out here. I live in the woods, it took them awhile, but actually it was faster than I thought it might be. I’ve also finished work on the rental project we were up to. It’s our second. It was a bear. Much more work than expected. Means that since October I’ve basically had two jobs. My day job, and then the night and weekend job of painting and mudding and taping and hammering and the like. It’s over now. Woo Hoo! And it’s rented. Now, thanks goodness, it’s sort of life returning to normal… LOL Whatever that is.

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Photo Hunt – Lazy

Nap Time, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s photo hunt is lazy. I searched through my shots for the summer and found this one. What a great lazy way to spend a Sunday morning. Reading the paper and then taking a nap. Weston skipped the paper reading and went straight to the nap.

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Photo Hunt – Sad

Endings, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for the week is sad. I was looking through some recent shots and found this one. This flower looked sad to me. Or maybe it’s just that summer was ending and that was sad. I’ve recovered now and am fully into autumn so it’s all good. Like this shot though.

My apologies for not playing the last several weeks. Summer will do that to a person. Seems we were busy busy busy. Especially since getting our new little girl. Scroll down for some candid shots of her. She’s beautiful.

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Photo Hunt – Wrinkled

The Eye, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s photo hunt is wrinkled. I took this one in April of this year. It’s a close up of my brother, he’s younger, 20 months younger, so that should tell you that I have more wrinkles than he does. I’m always taking strange photos. This one was taken as we waited with friends to get into a great breakfast place, called Gravy, on Mississippi Avenue. Their specialty is… yep, you guessed it, gravy. I think my bro looks good here. You can’t see all of him, but if you did you’d say he looked good too. He’s a stud. Notice the wrinkles are mostly smile lines. It’s a genetic thing… we all smile. All the time. It’s sickening.

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Photo Hunt – Colorful

Orange, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s hunt is colorful. I was perusing some of the flower pictures I’ve taken and came across this one, a particular favorite of mine. I love the bright orange and green in this. I like it so much in fact that I just made it my header photo.  And, a little confession, I posted this already… as my July 25 photo on my photoblog, image – ination.

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Photo Hunt – Dark

Candle Light, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This week’s theme for the hunt is Dark. I took this one in December last year at The Grotto. The candlelight was beautiful and was even more so after dark. Really lovely.

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Photo Hunt – Clouds

This week’s theme for the Photo Hunt is clouds. I’m going to do something I’ve never done… I’m going to post more than one photo. Why you ask? I can’t decide which one to use, so you’re getting to see all the candidates.

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Taken in February 2006, in the air over Tampa Bay, Florida. There were tornado warnings going on all day. We had to wait in the airport for seven hours before we were allowed to take off and even then there were black clouds and lightening happening all around. Pretty scary, but beautiful.

Taken in June 2008 at English Bay, Vancouver, Canada. We were in Stanley Park. Gorgeous park and some great photo opportunities.

Taken in January 2008 at Lake Mead, Nevada. The sunsets in Nevada can be breathtaking, especially when air force jets have made trails that catch the light.

Taken in September 2007 at Morecambe Bay, Britain. This bay is famous because at low tide you can walk the 11 miles across, with a guide. There’s quicksand, hence the need for the guide.

Taken in July 2007 at Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts. Central Massachusetts is beautiful.

Taken in July 2007 at Davis Lake, Oregon. This was one of the coolest cloud formations I’d ever seen. Hat, stack of pancakes, uh… you name it. Just very cool looking. Karen actually spotted it and then I shot it.

Photo Hunt – What IS That?

Grabbing, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Here I am, late again…. we were camping and just got back yesterday late afternoon. No time to post after all the unpacking, laundry, and showering that went on. Stay tuned for near future posts about the trip.

So, this week’s theme for the hunt is What IS That? I was looking through some of my photos and came across this one of what was some kind of funky thistle or weed or who knows what that I took at Cathedral Park. It was cool looking though.

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Photo Hunt – Supported

Wow, I’m actually posting this on Saturday, the day I’m supposed to be posting the photo hunt photo for the week. I’m impressed with myself. Especially considering that I’ve been very late in posting the last few weeks. Luckily I remembered today was Saturday.

Today’s theme… supported. I took this one last September during our trip to England. This is the Devil’s Bridge in Kirkby/Lonsdale. Both of the roads crossing these bridges are supported by the arches. In bridge building it has to be just so or the whole thing becomes disastrous. The Devil’s Bridge arch obviously works as it’s stood the test of time. The bridge dates back to around 1370.

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Photo Hunt – Pointed

Berry, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I’m lame, and once again late with my photo hunt entry this week. But I’d rather post late than not post at all so here it is. The theme for the week is pointed. I took this one earlier this year as I was walking through Cathedral Park. These thorns were very pointy, which is as close to pointed as I’m going to get.

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Photo Hunt – Bright

Bright Night Lights, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I’m late with the photo this week, and very late for my previous entry, but better late than never as they say. I took this one this last week while strolling around Victoria Harbor. I was there for a few days of R and R.  The lights are amazingly bright on the Parliament Building, which is lit up every night.

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Photo Hunt – Water

Looking Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I’m a week late with this… actually, over a week late. But, I have a good excuse. I was on vacation and didn’t have fast enough internet to upload photos. I’ve been playing catch up since getting home. So… the June 21 photo hunt was water. I was standing in Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, June 21, taking this photo.

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Photo Hunt – Emotions

My very late entry for the week’s hunt is this one I took last year near Ullswater, Great Britain. The theme this week is emotions so I’m going with playful/happy. These little dudes were having a blast playing with each other. It was the cutest thing.

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Photo Hunt – Self

The Upper Bunk, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s photo hunt is self. I took this one November of last year. We got a little sleeper car for our train trip down to San Jose and as you can see, I ended up in the top bunk. It was small. Really small. The straps on the right side of the picture are to hold you in… you know, in case a person is a big night mover. They don’t want you falling out of your bunk, and let me tell ya, I didn’t want to fall out, so I used the straps. It was a bit claustrophobic, but it worked. Even so, next time I’m sleeping on the bottom bunk.

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Photo Hunt – Shoes

Shoes, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this weeks Photo Hunt is shoes and this, well this is our shoe cupboard. It’s our solution to having a dog who loves to steal and then chew on all things shoe (and furniture, and napkins, and remote controls, and phone, and underwear, and socks, and hats, and pens, and… LOL). We had this cupboard and were using it as a cool broom closet. We also had the racks which are actually soft sweater keepers you’re supposed to load with sweaters and hang in a closet. We hadn’t been using them for sweaters, but thought hey, they and this cupboard would make a fantastic shoe storage system. Presto, the shoe cupboard was born.

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Photo Hunt – Candy

Kisses, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for the week – Candy. Yummy. I took this one today. One of my co-worker’s (thanks Liz) has a candy bowl in her office. Sometimes there’s chocolate, sometimes tootsie pops, and sometimes jelly beans of one sort or another. One never really knows what the bowl will be filled with when it empties, but magically, it always gets filled.

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Photo Hunt – Any Photo

Burying The Ball, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

OK, so this week’s theme for the hunt is anything. We’re currently staying on the Oregon coast for a few days. A little mini holiday of sorts. I took this picture this morning when we took the boy down to the beach to run off leash. It was pretty early and no one else, except for a father and son, were down there. The little mister had a spectacular time, as you can tell.

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Photo Hunt – Signs

This Way, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This week’s theme for the photo hunt is signs. I actually had several contenders for the week, but settled on this one. I was staying in Lincoln City, Oregon for the weekend and nearby the hotel was a path down to the beach. This sign, and several like it, were painted on this path. I was glad to know my hotel was up, the way of the arrow, in the “safety” zone.

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Photo Hunt – Thirteen (13)

Swimming, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s photo hunt is thirteen (13). I had a bit of a difficult time with it, but settled on counting things in pictures. I believe, if I’ve counted right, there are 13 fish visible in this photo. Though, since it’s Friday and I’m tired, it’s entirely possible I miscounted. Either way, here’s my entry for the week. I took this one at the aquarium in Atlanta. I thought it was kind of a cool shot.

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Photo Hunt – Twist(ed)

Twisted, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The theme for this week’s photo hunt is twist(ed). I was looking through some of my photos and came across this one conveniently titled, Twisted. I thought… why not. I took this one in Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon near the St. Johns Bridge. There are amazing pieces of driftwood on the shore along the Columbia River. Pretty cool looking.

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