Images taken in my yard during a shower this morning. It is just a little early for roses here.
Our walk along Hadrian’s Wall Path last summer took us from Solway Firth on the west coast of England to (after a short metro ride from Wallsend) to the North Sea at Whitley Bay.
At the start of the 12 day walk we were up late (sunset was around 10 pm) and early, due to a combination of jet lag and adrenaline. The day after the walk we just went out after breakfast.
It’s been a long time since we had a puppy in the family. Boy is she fast!…and fearless.
I wish I had that much energy.
Posted for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Movement.
This delicate flower lives in very tough conditions.
Posted for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge
As Nancy Merrill says in her Photo a week: street lights post. Streetlights are part of the unique experience of a location. Here is a gallery of street lights from here and there.
In some cities in China each street has its own unique streetlight design. It is a tremendous aid in navigating, especially at night.
More vibrant than doubloons!
From a distance these yellow and orange flowers seem golden.
How quickly time flies!
My niece receiving the world at age 8:
Headed out into the world (with her international baccalaureate):
Watch out world!
Nancy Merril’s Picture a Week Theme is Crowds. I don’t like them so I don’t have lots of pictures of them: I get flustered and try to haul myself out never thinking to record the experience.
I think the biggest crowd experience I may have ever had was on my first visit to the Forbidden City, it was also my first visit to China and I think it was a weekend or minor holiday (possibly Qing Ming), so there were a lot of Chinese people out to see the Forbidden City the same day that we were there. I think of these pictures as being representative of China, or at least Beijing.
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.
In the summer and fall it is a bit prettier:
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.