Monday, July 30, 2012

there is a barn in there

is the tree holding up the barn or the barn propping up the tree?

linking with:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

1932 barn

This stately yellow barns sits just a few yards from the road, so I was able to see that it is a Registered Washington State Heritage Barn. I did not know there was a registration for heritage barns...I've got to go looking for some more.
see more barns at Tricia's

Playing with a story board idea from:


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday night sky show

It was a spectacular sky show last night, a rare thunderstorm for the PNW. 
There was lots of lightning with the thunder but very little rain 
where we were on the north shore of Lake Whatcom. 
I caught these two sky shots just before my camera's battery died. 

Monday, July 9, 2012


On our recent road trip through Eastern Montana and 
Wyoming there were too many of these abandoned homes and barns. 
I wish I had had the time to research the story of even one.

check out charming barns from all over at:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

skywatch friday and road trip part 2

I've been saving this lovely sunset for skywatch friday.
Taken June 24th from Clement Park, Littleton Colorado
site of the Columbine Memorial

Now back to the road trip with J and T.
Leaving Glacier National Park we came upon these wild? horses just hanging out on the side of the road, cars didn't bother them at all.

Me driving again, so no photos of Wyoming. Once in Colorado we watched this smoke from the Fort Collins area, apparently it was much larger than it looked from the interstate.

We finally arrived at Grandma's house and the boys were happy to be there.

They especially enjoyed 
Buddy, Aunt Susie's White Golden Retriever

more from Colorado to come.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

road trip with J and T

I should know better than to plan a project with a 
12 and 13 year old. My great idea was to do a 
Where in the World are Jed and Tony series on this road trip 

I'm a dreamer,
I'm out of touch with boy reality,
I'm old.

J and T were far from cooperative 
for the hokey touristy pics.
So I snapped and if they happened to get in a frame???

We left Northwest Washington at 1 a.m.
before 8 a.m.
45 minutes later:
wasn't that fun? 

Prior to Idaho the boys and G-pa all slept, and I drove. 
I tried not to practice shooting while driving, 
the sunrise and crossing the Columbia were a great 
temptation but I couldn't reach my camera. :-(

So here we are in Big Sky Country

a Montana barn for Barn Charm
see barns from all over at:

Been meaning to go here for years:

In the park at a pull out there were several cars and people looking up and pointing at this mountain, so of course we stopped to see what the attraction was. 
An older gentleman (yes older than me) was pointing and explaining the location of the bear he spotted, no one could see it with their binoculars, telephoto lenses and the like but he insisted it was here:
Lots of good-natured chuckles when said gentleman finally proclaimed it was a rock. Oblivious to all this, 12 year old T says "I just saw a bear walk this way to the woods." here:

on the Going to the Sun Road which they graciously finished snow plowing and opened the day before we got there

We were down there.

East side of the park,

more to come....

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