A quick snarl from this lioness sent the cubs obediently off. I wish my kid had been so obedient…
My dog, Ginger (the smaller one, she belonged to my grandma at the time) and my Dad’s dog Sam (now deceased) were really good friends. One visit when Ginger espied Sam she raced off and they looked like they were hugging. I managed to grab a picture of them hugging on our arrival before they ran toward me to say hi to me.
Once I started going through old photos for skylines I found I couldn’t stop. To keep the post a moderate length I put them into a slide show. These are all from China, but taken over several years and representing a variety of cities.
A few pictures from my September. A month that is neither summer nor fall. It’s had some beautiful weather, some smoky weather, some rain
I’ve been quite depressed this month. I’m reclusive by nature so the on-going near quarantine mostly hasn’t bothered me. But our cat is ailing, the three ring circus in DC is wearing on my nerves, and I usually am getting ready to go or am on my way to China at this time of the year. Right now I am starting to wonder if I will ever see my son again (he lives in China). There just isn’t anything to look forward to…
The smoke that blew in overnight made the sunlight diffuse with a slight golden cast.
Air quality is pretty poor here, so it’s not good to be outside right now, but I have to walk the dogs and the light was pretty on the flowers along our path this morning.
My heart really goes out to everyone who is closer to the wild fires. In Seattle the air is bad: itchy eyes, congestion and scratchy throat bad (at least for me). It reminds me of being in China. We seem to get a stretch of this every year of late.
No idea what type of flower this is. For some reason this patch of flowers caught my eye when I was out walking the dogs a couple of days ago. The the bright fall colors combined with the variety of textures and the different stages from a bud to seed heads all at the same time.
Even though we went around the same dates in 2015 as we did in 2014 the mountain was different. Things were very dry and there was smoke from nearby wild fires. These gave a more autumnal feel to the views, but it was a good deal hotter during the day.
I am supposed to be at Mount Rainier right now, on our annual trip. But it got canceled. Every year is different, depending on when the snow melts, how warm the summer is and how much rainfall, you can have totally different flowers blooming.
These are from the year 2014. It was a cool, misty week and the lupines were amazing.