~ A Week At Long Beach – Sunday + WPC: Transformation ~

We arrived Sunday afternoon to pelting rain, but that didn’t keep Jello and me from our ‘arrival’ walk to the beach — her reward for being a patient traveler and then waiting for her people to get our gear out of the truck and into the condo!

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With my big umbrella to fend off the downpour, we trotted along the Discovery Trail. Just as we reached the beach it stopped raining!  Jello streaked and romped while I drank in the beauty of the ocean breakers — light and sky — and breathed the fresh salty air.  Sadly, we came across a lifeless harbor seal that had washed ashore, likely a victim of the stormy surf.

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As we returned to our condo, the sunset reflected in ponds that are starting to form in the meadow grassland.

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Transformation

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~ November Briars ~ Wordless Wednesday + Daily Post: Transformation ~

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 Transformation

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~ Savory Herbs ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

On Thanksgiving day (USA) I gather with my family around food to share memories, and make new ones.  

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

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Savory seasonings for the feast, plucked from my gardens and served in a small pottery vase.

Inspiration to share from my garden comes from Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden.

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~ Shifting Sands ~ Silent Sunday ~

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~ In The Kitchen with Cee ~ B&W Challenge + WPC: Experimental ~

Tools and basic seasonings by the stove top.

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Cee’s challenge to take photos of “things in the kitchen” prompted me to snap these candid shots this morning.

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Stemware in a glass cabinet.

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The experimental connection comes from using my camera to investigate a place intimately familiar to me — filled with things I love — and present them simply as they are: without creating a special arrangement to “show them off.”

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Torquay pottery collection

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A fun old tin I use to store the dishwasher soap 🙂

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Welcome and Cheers!

Experimental

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~ Breakers ~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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Long Beach, WA  USA

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~ Good Morning! ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

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Today’s vase features Nandina berries that are beginning to turn from orange to red, with lace-leaf maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum) and Forsythia branches, and Korean feather grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha).

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The vase is a lovely pottery one given to me by a dear niece.

Just past Remembrance Day and coming up to USA Thanksgiving – thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for getting me out to see what’s pretty out there!

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