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Portland

We were once again in the Portland area for reasons that I will share at another time. Since I am usually in the passenger’s seat, and I realize I am repeating myself, but I am doing so for the benefit of my newest readers.. Thank you for joining me here at Words Like Honey. Things( life) has been a bit hectic but it too will pass and then we will move onto some new adventure or challenge. So, many of my photos are through the windows of our car. It is fun to see what I end up with. I often regret that the windows are dirty..Lol!We explored a different area of Portland, away from the downtown city, it was so interesting. I will have much to share and will be posting some photos at The Soul Lane. For now I will begin with this..

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What Works for Me

In December of this year, we will have lived in Oregon for two years. We have done some exploring, but have spent most of our time still settling in. Planting plants is recreational for us and checking out different kinds of plants that are unfamiliar to us, is a treat. We have some new Bee residents now, and they appear to be doing well. I just have one bit of advice for you about bees, don’t let one get stuck in your hair. It has happened to me twice and the lesson was, always pull your hair back or wear a hat. Now, I don’t normally get that close to the bee’s and they do leave us alone, but I was assisting the Bee keeper and he just jumps right in there without any of that silly protective covering..Lol!  I really appreciate the look of a small quaint towns, but I find driving through Portland kind of fascinating. I like observing the old brick buildings, admiring the charm of older homes, with yards of lush greenery, and all of the great colors coming from Rhododendron’s, Clematis’s, Azalea’s and more. On a recent visit to Portland I had an opportunity to walk through a neighborhood while my husband went to shop at a Bee supply store.

DSCN5866None of the homes in this area are alike

DSCN5896Pretty Wisteria

DSCN5889A Rose garden

While on our way to locate a bakery we had passed, we ventured into a local farmer’s market. As I looked around I discovered some greeting cards for sale. I was very much attracted to the artist, Mason Parkers style of watercolor. They have that charm I like and I see that he will have some 2016 calendars for sale in the near future. I’ll be first in line..

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The prompt for the Daily Post photo challenge is Express Yourself. I am on a journey of exploration this year. I like processing and using techniques to  transform some of my photos, to give them  a quirky and eclectic look. It fascinates me.. We are still rather new to Oregon, so when we go anywhere my camera is usually with me, and I take pictures as my husband drives.The following are what best express  me at this time in life.

DSC_0083-001Drive-by photography in the city

pdpa Impressionist Brush Texture Set9-002Far out photo art with texture and my buddy, Riley, her curiosity and my silliness..

DSCN1983Working on my still life skills

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity~ through their eyes. This is my interpretation of the serenity challenge for this week. I scanned numerous photos of mine that depicted what I considered right for the subject but these jumped out at me and spoke Serenity. Serenity is where we find it. Whether in the city, mountains, desert or beach and mainly within…

DSC_0509She looks serene

DSCN8015Chilling with duck friends

DSCN3053-002Waiting for the perfect shot

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