Seed Pods

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Selected as the Sierra Club’s Daily Ray of Hope on June 6, 2014 with the following quote:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

My First Birthday Present

My sister Kay sent me my first birthday present of the year which I got in the mail today and went ahead and opened. I LOVE it! I will call him Cub, of course.

This present is made all the better because of my sister’s love of trolls, going way back, and all the stories that go along with them.

Thank you Kay! He’s just what I needed!

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The Color of Fall



The Color of Fall

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

The leaves are changing, the weather has changed, and soon the time will follow. Yes ladies and gents… autumn has arrived.

Peaches

Peaches, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken August 23, Portland, Oregon, with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

The Tower

The Tower, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

After our tubing adventure last Saturday we all went to Edgefield. The McMenamins establishment that’s out in Troutdale. I’ve never seen a group of hungrier women. We were all so famished we could have eaten almost anything. Fortunately, even though they were packed and we had to wait a while to get a table, once we got seated our service was pretty darn good. The beer and the food started flowing almost immediately and we were in heaven.

Splash of Orange

Splash of Orange, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I did what I do and ran around taking pictures of our yard a couple of nights ago. It was almost too late in the day, light fading and all, but some of them actually turned out OK. Love these flowers. Not even sure what they are, but we have a little patch of them and they are lovely.

Splash of Orange

Splash of Orange, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I also took this one as we walked back to the truck from the fair. Loved the bright orange in this. Nature is fantastic.

S’more Anyone?

S’more Anyone?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Nothing better than ending the evening hanging with compadres by doing a little s’more making over an open flame. Yes…..

Summer Lilies

Summer Lilies, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Butterfly

Butterfly, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

One of the butterflies in the butterfly house near the Ashton Memorial.

Daffodil

Daffodil, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

These beauties are everywhere right now. Amazing.

A Stand of Daffodils

A Stand of Daffodils, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Wow… what can you say. Nature does color better than any human can. Just breathtaking right now out there. Spring is wonderful.

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2, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I wonder what’s behind door number 2? Monte Hall… do you know? What if, some day, we just wandered up to it and knocked. Who do you suppose would answer? Strange scientists doing secret experiments? A rock band renting the space getting ready for it’s next international tour? A guy making donuts? Elvis?

Hearth

 

Hearth, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This stove was a work horse during our power outage. We were so thankful we had it, and that we had wood to burn. We were very warm and cozy Christmas Day. Not only that, it worked great as a cook surface. Nothing like hot dogs cooked on top of a wood stove to stave off Christmas hunger.

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Sunset, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sunset in Oregon.

Taken with iPhone.

Fall

Fall, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The leaves are almost done changing and they’ve mostly come down. I took this shot of our favorite tree in our yard. This thing is absolutely gorgeous during the change. Spectacular.

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Fungus, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Fungus in Cathedral Park, Portland, Oregon.

Taken November 3, 2007 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Gerbera

Gerbera, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

These are blooming at the house right now. Lovely.

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

There was a big beautiful harvest moon the other night.

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Gerbera II, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Beautiful Gerbera in Oregon.

Taken on September 18, 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Calm During The Storm, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Storm clouds over Tampa, Florida.

Taken on February 3, 2006 with the Canon PowerShot SD500.

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Tomato Anyone?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Tomatoes at the Portland Farmer’s Market in Oregon.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Poppies, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Poppies in Victoria, B.C.

Taken in June 2008 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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.

If you’d like to join in the all the photo hunt fun, check out tnchick for all the details.

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Painted Sky, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Sunset from the airplane window over Tampa, Florida.

Taken in 2006 with the Canon PowerShot SD500.