13 seconds of bliss


13 seconds of bliss

It’s a new month and the perfect time to start a new focus for my photo blog. I’ll get back to self portraits at another time, perhaps. For now, here is a pinhole photo of daisies for you. I took this on a walk home from work in May. It is not often that I take a detour through the park, but I did on this day. And then I rested next to the creek while I made this photo. It was a relaxing 13 seconds.

This was shot with Lomo Purple. I am really liking this film the more I use it. I will share more Lomo Purple pinhole shots with you in later posts.

Geeky bits:
Camera: Terrapin Bijou
Film: Lomo Purple
Exposure time: 13 seconds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple



I am not much of a snow person. I don’t take advantage of the plentiful winter activities here (maybe I should). I am all over the mountain in Summer and Fall, though. I love these purple lupines that grow up here this time of year.

My submission for this week’s photo challenge. 

Oaks Toothwort


We went for a beautiful hike in the Columbia Gorge last weekend and, of course, I had to take a picture of some of the flowers growing there. I decided that I needed to start identifying these flowers that I take pictures of. I spend time admiring them I should take the time to learn their names. It’s the least I could do. So I did a little sleauthing and found that this particular one is Oaks Toothwort.

More Oregon flowers


I totally forgot to post a Photography Friday last week and I actually had one to show you! Raf’s parents came to visit us two Sundays ago and we had the best time with them! The day was absolutely gorgeous, for once. We took them to one of our favorite local parks, Wildwood and walked the Streamwatch Trail. The wildflowers are blooming in the forest here in Oregon, despite the few flurries of snowflakes we’ve been experiencing. It’s really beautiful. I’m looking forward to the day when I can get back up to the Pacific Crest Trail on Mt. Hood and see the glorious lupines.