All posts by XingfuMama

Amateur photographer seeking beauty in both the memorable and the mundane. Sharing pictures, stories and meditations from here and there.

A wet and fluffy day

Is wet and cold a texture? It rained all day today and since it was below 40 degrees F most of the day it was pretty chilly too. I tried to capture the essence of this day with a picture:

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Wet and unseasonably cold: notice the tight little flower buds, usually this tree is blooming by now, sometimes it will even have a flower or two in January. My umbrella is on the ground below because I couldn’t hold it and manage the camera. The raindrops on my lens are there because I couldn’t manage the umbrella, but  I like the effect.

The day was fluffy because I took the pups up for “two-fer Tuesday” at the Wash Dog. So they are clean and fluffy for visiting Grandma tomorrow…all I have to do is keep them clean and dry-ish until then.

I hope you enjoy my textures. To see more interesting ones check out Tuesdays of Texture.

 

Looking out my front door…

I live in the city with no particular view. There are a few trees between us and the street, although today the nicest one, our Japanese maple, is adorned only with raindrops. In winter the most exciting thing  is an Anna’s hummingbird buzzing in for a snack.

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In the summer and fall it is a bit prettier:

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My standards are pretty high. Here are two views from my dad’s front porch (I’m over there once or twice a week, so it kind of counts.

Photo a Week Challenge: View from my front porch

More Roads Taken

The rocky road on I am currently on getting is a wordpress.org site pulled together from one I formed when I took a class in web site design over a year ago. While the site itself is premature, I am starting to post galleries of pictures which may become relevant to its purpose.

I have not mastered how to get things linked up between WordPress.com and the new site. On that site I have two gallery posts for this week’s Daily Post Photo challenge: The Road Taken. Links to those posts are below

Kurobe Gorge, Japan
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Road to the Top of Taishan
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