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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

02-29-12 Snow Drops

02-29-12 Snow Drops by roswellsgirl
02-29-12 Snow Drops, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Finally, the snow drops are blooming.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

02-28-12 Snow in the Foothills

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Signs of Spring may be popping up in the valley, but there is fresh snow in the nearby hills.

Monday, February 27, 2012

02-27-12 Tree Silhouettes

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Just a quick snap today. But this big tree is one of my favorites and I liked the birds on the neighboring tree. Beautiful cold but sunny day today.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

02-26-12 Snow Geese and Flooded Field

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The reflection of the pretty blue sky on the flooded field made for a nice shot of the snow geese.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

02-25-12 Words With Friends on a Rainy Day

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Today has been a lazy day. The weather is rough and we are both nursing colds.

Friday, February 24, 2012

02-24-12 Peace

02-24-12 Peace by roswellsgirl
02-24-12 Peace, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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This gentleman is out in front of the courthouse every Friday with this important plea.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

02-23-12 Nesting

02-23-12 Nesting by roswellsgirl
02-23-12 Nesting, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.
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Erik called me this afternoon to let me know about these eagles. I love that I have Erik on the look out for pictures. We are both looking at the world a lot closer now. And because of that, we get to see amazing things like this.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

02-22-12 Geese Over Skagit Bay

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Windy but beautiful day after an incredibly rainy yesterday. Everything looks peaceful here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

02-21-12 Mistaken for Monday

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After a long weekend this early start to a very soggy Tuesday, felt a lot like a Monday. Although it remained soggy all day, the day actually went pretty well.

Monday, February 20, 2012

02-20-12 Carving in Honor

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They are carving a totem pole in honor of a Native carver who was shot by a police officer in Seattle. This story has many sides, but for all involved, it was a sad situation and celebrating life and beauty is always welcomed.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

02-19-12 Swans, Ducks and Geese, Oh My!

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Was out today with just my point and shoot, and of course, I encounter a field of swans, ducks and geese. This year, the geese have not been cooperating for photos, finding fields away from the roads. Today the field behind Snow Goose Produce was white with geese. I like the Mallard in the middle of the photo.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

02-18-12 Pondering Hellabores in the Cold Rain

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Time to ponder, find a location on arrival take one image, review your surroundings for five-ten minutes and take another, post it then Tag it with #TP102

Friday, February 17, 2012

02-17-12 Tuckered

02-17-12 Tuckered by roswellsgirl
02-17-12 Tuckered, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Today Holden got to run around a lagoon, roll down a hill, find a dead duck and play with pugs. He is now pooped.

Make a portrait of somebody today. It can be somebody you know or a stranger. Maybe even yourself or a Pet, post it then Tag it with #TP101

Thursday, February 16, 2012

02-16-12 Perfect Valentine

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Erik and I decided to delay Valentine's since I had to present at a parent meeting on the 14th. So I am playing around with Valentine heart candy a few days late as I wait for my perfect Valentine to arrive home from work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

02-15-12 One Year

02-15-12 One Year by roswellsgirl
02-15-12 One Year, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Contrast subjects of different size today. Be subtle or make it obvious, it's up to you!, post it then Tag it with #TP99

February Scavenge Challenge #5. Demonstrate the passage of time without using a timepiece of any sort.

Tomorrow Holden will be one year old. He was 8 weeks old in the image on the left. That was the day we got him. Now he is about 100 lbs heavier and has very much won a place in our hearts.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

02-14-12 Seatlle Chocolates

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Valentine's Day - A choice of words or icons of the day or as Chaucer's show us your early bird or birds, post it then Tag it with #TP98

February Scavenge Challenge #10. Many of us celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Show us who or what you love!

I'm actually celebrating with my Valentine a few days late since I have a Parent Group Meeting to present at tonight.

Monday, February 13, 2012

02-13-12 Neon Lock

02-13-12 Neon Lock by roswellsgirl
02-13-12 Neon Lock, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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This lock caught my eye.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

02-12-12 International District

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Erik and I had a fun time exploring the International District in Seattle today.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

02-11-12 Built to Last

02-11-12 Built to Last by roswellsgirl
02-11-12 Built to Last, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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February Scavenge Challenge #11. Emphasize the sturdy, solid construction of a subject.

Friday, February 10, 2012

02-10-12 Cattails

02-10-12 Cattails by roswellsgirl
02-10-12 Cattails, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Make a photograph featuring strong vertical lines today., post it then Tag it with #TP94

Thursday, February 9, 2012

02-09-12 Better Days

02-09-12 Better Days by roswellsgirl
02-09-12 Better Days, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Leave something out today. Be visually brief. Shoot tight. Make a photo that's direct and to the point., post it then Tag it with #TP93

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

02-08-12 Hawk

02-08-12 Hawk by roswellsgirl
02-08-12 Hawk, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Perched on poles all over the valley are beautiful raptors like this one.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

02-07-12 Frosty Blueberries

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Blueberry bushes on a beautiful, frosty, winter morning.

Monday, February 6, 2012

02-06-12 Skagit Sunrise

02-06-12 Skagit Sunrise by roswellsgirl
02-06-12 Skagit Sunrise, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

02-05-12 Purple Heather

02-05-12 Purple Heather by roswellsgirl
02-05-12 Purple Heather, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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February Scavenge Challenge 13. Liven up your photostream with something purple!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

02-04-12 A Trip to Boundary Bay

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Boundary Bay. BC, a set on Flickr.

I am cheating a bit today and not picking just one shot. Today, Erik and I went up to Boundary Bay in B.C. Our goal was to see the Snowy Owls that only make it this far south about once every 6 years. The forecast was for sunny skies so I was really excited about the possibilities. We got there to find the whole bay socked in with fog. But myself and the million other photographers tried anyway to get shots of these amazing birds. After waiting on the sun, we searched in vain for an Indian restaurant and then headed to the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. This was a fun place with plenty of opportunities to take photos of wild birds. The place was thick with Mallards. But the highlight for me was the Sand Hill Cranes. I heard rumors of a Barred Owl, but didn't find it. Oh well, we will return. When we crossed the border, the agent asked where we had been. Erik said Boundary Bay to look for Owls. The guy said, "she's way more into this than you right?" And this was probably true, but Erik was a great sport. It was a fun day to be out and enjoying nature and each other.

Friday, February 3, 2012

02-03-12 Blue Sky on a Winter Day

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Blue skies and sunshine are celebrated here in the Northwest in the middle of winter. The temps got up to almost 60 degrees today leading people to put the tops down on their convertibles and don their flip flops and tank tops.

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