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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

07-31-12 Color in the Alley

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This bit of color in a Mount Vernon alley way caught my eye.

Monday, July 30, 2012

07-30-12 Old Theater, New Sign

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Our beautiful old theater finally got the cool sign it deserves.

07-29-12 Chalk the Block

07-29-12 Chalk the Block by roswellsgirl
07-29-12 Chalk the Block, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.
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I love this idea. I think that they should just always have a supplies and a "cleaned slate" here to work with.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

07-28-12 Wild Blueberry at Clearwater

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Lots of huckleberries, salmon berries and blueberries on our property. Yum.

07-27-12 Kalaloch

07-27-12 Kalaloch by roswellsgirl
07-27-12 Kalaloch, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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We enjoyed a beautiful day on the Olympic Peninsula including a nice walk on the beach at Kalaloch.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

07-26-12 Embellished

07-26-12 Embellished by roswellsgirl
07-26-12 Embellished, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Fun little piece of art in Conway.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

07-25-12 Reds and Blues

07-25-12 Reds and Blues by roswellsgirl
07-25-12 Reds and Blues, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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The berries are ripe and plentiful. Yum!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

07-24-12 Cone Flower

07-24-12 Cone Flower by roswellsgirl
07-24-12 Cone Flower, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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A pretty shot from my garden today. Nice day, but I am busy with school work.

Monday, July 23, 2012

07-23-12 The School Supply Aisle

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Even though the new school year is still over a month away. The Back to School aisle was hopping this afternoon. People poring the supply list. One couple even stopped me to ask if I knew what "flair" pens were. I guess I was looking teacherly.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

07-22-12 Daisy Dilemma

07-22-12 Daisy Dilemma by roswellsgirl
07-22-12 Daisy Dilemma, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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I have a daisy dilemma. Lots and lots of huge daisies. All of them floppy. Although you can't tell by looking at my still daisy filled gardens, I removed a whole garbage bin of daisies today to make room for other flowers in my garden.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

07-21-12 Potter's Wheel

07-21-12 Potter's Wheel by roswellsgirl
07-21-12 Potter's Wheel, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Today we visited one of our neighbor's art studios. She does beautiful pottery. It was fun to see where she works.

Friday, July 20, 2012

07-20-12 Partners in Crime

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First time I have seen two squirrels in my feeder at the same time.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

07-19-12 Happy House

07-19-12 Happy House by roswellsgirl
07-19-12 Happy House, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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This always makes me smile.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

07-18-12 Fir Island

07-18-12 Fir Island by roswellsgirl
07-18-12 Fir Island, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.
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One of my favorite old barns with a John Deere and a potato field for props.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

07-17-12 Foxglove

07-17-12 Foxglove by roswellsgirl
07-17-12 Foxglove, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Lots of beautiful foxglove lining the roads right now.

07-16-12 North Cascades Highway

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The weather had not been cooperating while my nephew and his wife were here. I kept promising them that we did indeed have an amazing back drop of mountains when there were no low clouds or haze. Finally a clear day! We drove up to Washington Pass and explored all the way there and back.

07-15-12 Whale Watching

07-15-12 Whale Watching by roswellsgirl
07-15-12 Whale Watching, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Today we had an amazing day of whale watching around the San Juan Islands. It was quite a trip out to the whales, but once we found the J and L pods of Orcas, they gave us quite a show.

07-14-12 Little Mountain

07-14-12 Little Mountain by roswellsgirl
07-14-12 Little Mountain, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Today's adventures were close to home. We walked to the farmer's market for Sweedish Pancakes, we ate at our favorite Thai restaurant. We went looking for Eagles. We had giant ice cream cones at Snow Goose Produce, hike around Deception Pass and ended our evening watching to the sunset at Little Mountain.

07-13-12

07-13-12 by roswellsgirl
07-13-12, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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A very full day in Seattle. We picked up my nephew and his wife from the airport and jumped into adventure mode visiting the Seattle Waterfront, the Aquarium, Pike Place Market, the Monorail, the EMP, the new Chihuly Exhibit and we topped it off with a baseball game at Safeco Field. This picture is from an exhibit at the amazing new Chihuly Exhibit at the Seattle Center. Oohs and Ahhs around every corner.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

07-12-12 Pitcher Plant

07-12-12 Pitcher Plant by roswellsgirl
07-12-12 Pitcher Plant, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Took a little trip to the Discovery Garden today and this is what I discovered.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

07-11-12 Basking

07-11-12 Basking by roswellsgirl
07-11-12 Basking, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Holden loves basking in the sunshine.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

07-10-12 New Growth

07-10-12 New Growth by roswellsgirl
07-10-12 New Growth, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

Monday, July 9, 2012

07-09-12 Crafty

07-09-12 Craft by roswellsgirl
07-09-12 Craft, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.
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Ah the joys of vacation. Today, I decided to be crafty.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

07-08-12 Mt. St. Helen's, Up Close and Personal

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Several years ago, Erik and I went to St. Helens and tried to drive around the east side. This was a beautiful day in early May with the temps actually reaching the 80s. As we headed up NF Road 25, I mentioned that I saw a sign that the road was closed ahead due to snow on the road. I pointed this out to Erik, but he just laughed since there was no sign of snow. We traveled on a windy road for about 30 miles and then ran into a wall of snow about 6 feet deep on the road. (I guess that this as as far as they had plowed.) So we had to turn around and go back the way we came. The moral to this story is that husbands should indeed listen to their wives. But, today, we had better luck and were able to travel all the way around the mountain getting close up views of St. Helens, Rainier and Adams.

07-07-12 Portland Saturday Market

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Before going to a beautiful wedding, we spent the morning exploring the Portland Saturday Market. This pictures is deceiving because just below and all around there were people everywhere. Weird and wonderful people.

07-06-12 Cape Lookout

07-06-12 Cape Lookout by roswellsgirl
07-06-12 Cape Lookout, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Erik and I spent the day on the Oregon Coast with old friends. Beautiful day and lots of fun.

07-05-12 Discovery Park, Seattle

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Erik and I headed to Portland today for the wedding of a friend. We had the day, so we decided to stop and play in Seattle. This was the view from the beach at Discovery Park.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

07-03-12 Lazy Day

07-03-12 Lazy Day by roswellsgirl
07-03-12 Lazy Day, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Another cool rainy day so we just hung out and relaxed.

Monday, July 2, 2012

07-02-12 St. John's Wart

07-02-12 St. John's Wart by roswellsgirl
07-02-12 St. John's Wart, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Quick photo from my garden today. We had a lazy day and didn't venture too far from home.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

07-01-12 Shrimp

07-01-12 Shrimp by roswellsgirl
07-01-12 Shrimp, a photo by roswellsgirl on Flickr.

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Went down to Everett to meet Erik and his dad at the marina for dinner. This was just one of the boats docked at the marina.

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