Needed a few new duds for my new job (or at least that's what I told Dan!).
I bought a couple new lamps from Ikea and this one has such a cool shade - love the basketweave pattern. However, it's actually crisp white, not this golden yellow but since I took it at night (desperate for a POTD) and w/o a flash, it turned gold......which is okay; it's still a cool pattern.
Odd, I know, but I found it oddly intriguing. Started with pics of our first rose bud opening (planter on the deck), and though it was nice, it was ordinary.
I scooted around the deck on my fanny looking for a different perspective of the plants I have and this one presented itself. Love the colorful grass and thought this made an interesting abstract.....
Short on inspiration, long on crafting supplies. This is the collection of bottles of various media that I use in my collages and journal pages. Whoever knew you needed so much stuff to make a collage? See good old fashioned Elmer's in the back? Still use it now and then....
My arrangement of peonies is finally fading. I went to clip the stems & freshen the water but when I lifted the flower, all the petals fell off.
Time for a picture! Grabbed my black table cloth (why do I even have a black one?) and there you go.
A strong, short rain storm blew through and made all the flowers really wet but I took some shots anyway. Love the droplets on the petals.
Went to the botanical garden today after errands, but there was a recent downpour, so the flowers were droopy and REALLY wet (took some good shots anyway). Wandered in a different area and lo and behold, found rusty. Yay for rusty! It's some sort of meter or gauge or something.....
I absolutely LOVE roof line abstracts and patterns. Went to lunch with Eric down by the Center and noticed this roof. I had to stand out in the middle of the street in between green lights and he told me when traffic was coming again. Totally worth it! Roofs are cool!
Yet another flower - totally uninspired today. I had a job interview in the morning then met Dan for lunch. He was running late so I wandered the parking lot and took this.
I really need to work on expanding my subject selection!
Mike, Anna and Sean are here for a couple days and the weather turned beautifully sunny and warm this evening so we headed to Alki beach. We had fish and chips on the beach then walked along enjoying this outstanding view of the city. It's SO pretty here!
I'm also including this in Watery Wednesdays - you can click through HERE and see lots more beautiful watery photos.
We had company all day and I went to bed totally forgetting about my POTD. Laid there for a minute and remembered that I hadn't taken a pic so got back up and wandered the house looking for something quick. Thus, peonies on the dining table. Luckily they had started to open.
As you know, I usually focus on trying to find the prettiest angle to capture the color or whatever of a flower. And I love the subtle soft colors of this rhody. But it was swarming with bees, so I really had no choice but to change my focus this time!