I am challenging myself to post a photo each day of the year. I am hoping that this challenge will encourage me to keep my eyes open for the wonders around me, document a great year and improve my photography techniques.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

04-30-11 Kenmore Air in LaConner

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We took Holden to LaConner today for a little socialization. He got lots of attention and had a great time. He came home a tired puppy. Kenmore Air is making flights in LaConner during the Tulip Festival. We don't usually see float planes on the channel.

Friday, April 29, 2011

04-29-11 Blue Sky!

04-29-11 Blue Sky!, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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We continue to have really weird weather here. Last night it was hail and funnel clouds. Today it has been cold and wet. But, hopefully this blue sky at the end of the day is a sign of better things to come.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

04-28-11 Garden Abstract

04-28-11 Garden Abstract, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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A little rain, a little sun and a little garden color.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

04-27-11 Farm Traffic

04-27-11 Farm Traffic, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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At this time of the year, most of the traffic you see in the fields is tourist coming to see the tulips. But you always have to be prepared to share the road with farm equipment.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

04-26-11 Tulip Lopping

04-26-11 Tulip Lopping, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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And the cycle continues. The flowers on these tulips have been lopped off in order for the bulbs to grow nice and big. The money is in the bulbs, not the blooms. Mount Vernon Highschool students will collect some of the petals and paint the front lawn with beautiful pictures soon. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 25, 2011

04-25-11 Fringed

04-25-11 Fringed, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Noticed this pretty fringed tulip in my garden today.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

04-24-11 Holden at Christianson's

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The weather wasn't as nice today, but we decided to go out and enjoy some Holden time anyway. We took Holden to Christianson's to buy some carrot seeds and broccoli starts. He wasn't too sure of the resident llamas. He let out a little bark, but his tail was between his legs when the llama bent down to inspect Holden at his level.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

04-23-11 Skagit Tulips

04-23-11 Skagit Tulips, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Thanks to my new 4 legged alarm clock, I was up bright and early this morning and a bonus was that the sun was out. Decided to head out to the fields before the crowds to take a few photos.

Friday, April 22, 2011

04-22-11 Blueberries and Cream

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Beautiful day today. Nice to be out working in my garden.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

04-21-11 Best Friends

04-21-11 Best Friends, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Holden and Erik are spending lots of time together. This week, Erik has been able to take Holden with him to work each day. They are bonding nicely. Luckily, Holden is still happy to see me when they get home.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

04-20-11 Tulip Town

04-20-11 Tulip Town, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Made a quick visit to Tulip Town after school today. Amazing how many people were there to see the tulips. Hard to find a no
people picture. Back in Texas, the tradition is to take family photos in the fields of bluebonnets. Here, people make their annual pilgrimage to take photos in the tulip fields.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

04-19-11 Pear Blossoms

04-19-11 Pear Blossoms, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Busy day so I resorted to the back yard for photos. I can always find something beautiful especially at this time of the year. The real story in this photo is the blue sky. There has been very little of that all Spring long. Resisting posting puppy shots every day. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

04-18-11 Tuliparazzi

04-18-11 Tuliparazzi, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Cold, gray, rainy weather did not keep the photographers away from the tulip fields early this morning. Hoping to soon have a good day and a bit of time to get out and join the Tuliparazzi and try to do a bit more justice to this amazing sight.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

04-17-11 Prancing

04-17-11 Prancing, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Finally some sunshine and a romp in the back yard.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

04-16-11 Tuckered Out

04-16-11 Tuckered Out, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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This has been a busy day for little Holden. After his first truck ride and ferry and a long night without his mom or brothers and sisters, Holden went to the Tulip Festival Street Fair where he met lots of people, heard lots of different sounds, and smelled lots of yummy things. With a few naps in between, he also went visiting and met several different neighbors including a layed back cat and a big dog. A little much for his first day in his new home. I promise that my blog will not turn into a Holden only blog, but Holden, again is really the story of my day.

Friday, April 15, 2011

04-15-11 Holden is Home

04-15-11 Holden is Home, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Today we welcomed Holden into our home. He is a Dane mix so we will not be calling him a little puppy long. He was a real trooper on his first truck and ferry ride tonight. Here's hoping for at least a little sleep tonight.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

04-14-11 Look But Don't Touch

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These little goodies were left over from my meeting yesterday. They have been screaming at me all day.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

04-13-11 Preparing for Puppy

03-13-11 Preparing for Puppy, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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@dailyshoot @ds514 Make a high-contrast photograph today

We are counting down the days until we get to pick up our new puppy. We are reading all the books and getting all the right stuff so we will be ready for our new arrival. Roswell's big boy toys have been put away (for now) and we have puzzle toys and teethers just right for our new little friend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

04-12-11 Backyard Beauty

04-12-11 Backyard Beauty, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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We have a little sunshine this afternoon so I rushed home to work in my garden. Slowly, things are starting to bloom.

Monday, April 11, 2011

04-11-11 Tulip Harvest Begins

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The tulips are just starting to show their color. Lots more photos to come I am sure. But this was the first blush I saw as I went for a peek before work this morning.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

04-10-11 Stuck in Seattle Traffic

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The traffic bottle necked in just the perfect place for me to grab my point and shoot and take this through the windshield while Erik was driving us home today. We had a great week of adventure and even though we arrived to the windy and wet Northwest that we left a week ago, we are still happy to be home.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

04-09-11 Old in Oregon

04-09-11 Old in Oregon, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Traveled from Sacramento to Portland today. Beautiful country but not much time to stop. We did pull off the road to visit one of the last covered bridges around this area.

04-08-11 Surfing in Santa Cruz

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Today, Erik and I drove over and then up the California coast. Lots of beautiful green rolling hills. Amazing to see a city like Los Angeles and then drive forever without seeing even a house. There is a lot of wild country still left in California. We enjoyed watching the surfers in Santa Fe. Sprinkled in with the many surfers were a few sea otters. Fun to see them enjoying the waves as well.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

04-07-11 Desertscape: Death Valley

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Windy day in the desert today. We started off with Breakfast in the cute little town of Boulder City, Nevada. We then headed to Death Valley. The sand was really blowing, but we found some sun and warmth. We stopped along the road and hunted for cool rocks and desert wild flowers. We finished our day in a very chilly and wet Bakersfield. Who says that it never rains in Southern California. Looking forward to more adventures tomorrow.

04-06-11 Hard Rock

03-06-11 Hard Rock, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Very different from the day before when we were hiking through beautiful Bryce Canyon. We continued to chase the sunshine which landed us at Lake Las Vegas. Kind of cloudy and gray. We decided to head to the Las Vegas Strip after eating dinner at one of the places mentioned in Diner's Drive Ins and Dives. Erik and I walked from the Stratosphere to the Mandalay and back, (without ever going in a casino.) All in all, a little over 8 miles and I have the blisters to prove it. On the strip, everything is screaming for your attention. Very overwhelming. I'd take a red rock canyon, or a lush forest any day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

04-05-11 Wall Street, Bryce Canyon

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Erik and I found our self at Bryce Canyon today. It was really beautiful with snow on the red rock. The Navajo Loop trail was closed due to snow, so we had to go down a longer trail to get the the canyon floor and explore. This was the end of the line. Looking up through the hoodoos.

Monday, April 4, 2011

04-04-11 Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

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A day like today makes it hard to pick just one photo of the day. We returned to Zion, one of our favorite places on earth. We did a great hike and new to us along the Eastern Rim of the canyon to an amazing waterfall. Erik heald his breath as I leaned over the canyon edge to get the best photo. We then went to the sand dunes. Decided to choose one of my sand dunes picture as my photo of the day, because this was a new place for both of us today. After leaving here, we ended up taking a dirt road into Arizona. Quite the adventure.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

04-03-11 Beowawe, Nevada

04-03-11 Beowawe, Nevada, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

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Erik and I enjoyed our drive through Nevada today. There are so many interesting old towns to explore. This was in the ghost town of Beowawe.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

04-02-11 Shower Curtain in the High Desert

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Erik and I traveled through all types of scenery and weather as we headed out on our road trip today. We encountered a snow storm near Mount Hood, scattered snow and hail showers throughout the day and lots of beautiful blue sky with great clouds.

Friday, April 1, 2011

04-01-11 Choices

04-01-11 Choices, originally uploaded by roswellsgirl.

Erik and I visited with a litter of puppies today. We will be taking one of these puppies home in two weeks. They are all so cute. Hard to choose just one

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