Friday, January 09, 2009

Take-Your-Camera-to-Work Day

It isn't raining or stormy today for a change, and I knew I would have to run some errands at work today, so I took along my camera just to see what I would see on my walk.

This massive old oak tree fell victim to last week's big wind storm. You don't really get a sense of the scale of the thing in this photo -- that trunk is a good 6 or 7 feet across! Can you believe something this huge could fall down and cause no damage except for a lot of debris that had to be picked up?



I never noticed this manhole cover before. I have walked that sidewalk a hundred times...



You know you live in a damp climate when even the moss grows ferns!



More moss and some lichen on a garden rock. (This is not either a macro. It's just a close up... )



Oh, how I love this gate. An artist in our area specializes in wrought iron architectural details. Isn't he amazing? I wish I could afford a piece of his work. This gate leads to...



... this balcony. Silver Creek is running *very* high these days, due to the unusually heavy rainfall we are having, as well as some heavy snow melt up in the mountains.



And back to the Library. I included this shot just because I was so happy to catch a glimpse of truly blue sky. It is almost as good as medicine to see such a sky at this time of year.

12 comments:

BumbleVee said...

wow...that is close to the creek... can't imagine living there....

moss has ferns..hahahha very funny Judi.... but very pretty.....

I took my camera all the way to the grocery store and mall yesterday...but, I was not walking..it is -17C ... didn't see much that caught my eye.... your walk produced a lot of interesting things......

MaryO said...

I enjoyed your walk along with you, Judi. I love the wrought iron work, it's very art nouveau...my favorite design period.

Sue said...

Beautiful observations! Love them.

Kerry said...

I love that mossy tree, lots of character, the gate is wondeful and I love your flag shot against the blue sky!!

Linda Fleming said...

What a great variety of photo subjects! Aww... the poor oak tree. But love that manhole cover, never really looked at one before. And the moss and ferns- gorgeous greens! I agree the gate is fabulous! and who doesn't love a blue sky? Great photos, Judi!

Serena said...

OH, the poor old tree. A pretty design layout on the manhole...I've never thought to take notice of them either. That balcony looks to be quite close to the rising creek....hopefully, it won't rise too much more.

Wonderful group of pics today, Judi ~ :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful day!! Enjoyed all these pics but my favorites are the moss growing ferns, that wonderful gate and the blue sky and flag. Lucky you could take a walk. We are getting up to 12" snow this weekend. I don't even have boots that let me walk in that.

HElen said...

What great and interesting pictures on you way!
The manhole (now I know how that thing called :) ) looks like a mandala
and creek picture - it is almost like going to Venezia without leaving the home :)
And the flag on blue sky background - perfect!

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

oh wht wonderful pictures and i have a thing about moss and ferns and those are wonderful...funny about the man hold a whole new world now has opened to you oh my

Mike Fleming said...

Thanks for the mini tour of the area. I've never been to the northwest, but I'm getting a feel for it from you pictures.

Jennifer Rose said...

These are all such lovely pictures :D Ever since I saw a manhole cover in New Zealand that was fancy looking I find myself seeing if there are any around here lol nothing yet. The tree looks like it was rotting inside or it could have been hit by lightning.

Nicole said...

That gate is gorgeous and the balcony is lovely too. I enjoyed the walk. :-)