Interstitial 127: Dud

Mt. Hood looked fabulous on the drive home, but had begun to darken by the time I reached this viewpoint. What a great excuse to play in Photoshop! This photo was leveled, grayscaled, and filtered. For some reason, I’m drawn to this grainy look.

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Interstitial 113-116: Bunny, Sweet, Tiny, Rainy

I’ve posted daily on tookapic and instagram, but not here; it takes a little more time to post on WordPress. I was busy with a special guest, my Mom. She arrived Thursday and left Saturday morning. We ate at IKEA, walked in a nature park, and saw Agnes Obel. My Mom turns 70 this year. The importance of spending time with her has increased greatly.

  • Interstitial 113: Bunnysitting. Caring for my daughter’s cute bunny while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation.
  • Interstitial 114: Sweetness. Captured this sweet scene on my walk today.
  • Interstitial 115: Tiny Garden. A tiny, mossy, rooftop garden.
  • Interstitial 116: Pluviophile. (n). a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Also known as a native Oregonian.

Interstitial 105-108: iPhone Series

I was home sick most of this week and didn’t feel like using the camera and spending the time to review, edit, and post each day. Instead, I used my camera phone and posted directly to tookapic.com. It was my first time using the filter feature on the iPhone camera, and the photos turned out more interesting than I expected. I really like them!

Interstitial 105: Window Light. Sick in bed; happy for the light that comes through the window.
Interstitial 105: Window Light
Interstitial 106: Dreamscape. Making use of the iPhone’s camera features for an interesting shot. The “process” filter creates a dreamy effect. I rather like it!
Interstitial 106: Dreamscape
Interstitial 107: Hey. Driving home I saw a pocket of fog up ahead so I drove past my street and pulled over to investigate. The trees in the background on the left are part of the Scouter Mountain Nature Park I often visit. You have to pass this field to get there and are sometimes greeted by horses.
Interstitial 107: Hey
Interstitial 108: Blooming Barberry. The barberry bush buds are opening and there’s so many more tiny leaves!
Interstitial 108: Blooming Barberry

Interstitial 88: Third Place

Portland has the third most depressing winter in the U.S.; Anchorage, Alaska, is first and Seattle, Washington, is second. Source: The Cities With the Most (and Least) Depressing Winters

Anyone living here wouldn’t disagree the winters are dark. While many of us find a quiet beauty in the gloom, the sun is never taken for granted and we certainly rejoice when it warmly smiles on us.

P.S. Blog readers, I’m sharing the color version with you via the featured image for this post. I decided to go with the black and white as I felt it fit better with what I wanted to say. Enjoy both versions!