All photos by Barbara Matthews

Friday, August 31, 2012

Odds and Ends from Summer

Water Lily Paintography

Into the Ocean
Olympic Peninsula Coast

Ruby Beach Logs

Ruby Beach
Olympic National Park, WA

Twin Tobin Bridges 
Feather River Canyon, CA

KCC 908
Western Pacific Railroad Museum
Portola, CA

Cactus Paintography

Pixelbender Butterfly 

Pretty in Pink

Tree Textures

Wednesday, August 22, 2012



I don't know his name or his story. He was moved along before I could drive around the block. 

Head hung low; he remains one of the faceless and nameless struggling with hard times. 

He resided briefly on this busy street corner and yet appeared to be unseen or ignored by most.

 Just one of so many that were woven in the tapestry of signs in towns I have passed through this week. 

Signs that promise a commitment to change, declare its time for a change, demand you keep the change,

and plead for a little spare change.

This is my contribution to the Another day, another 600 seconds project that was created by Mike Shaw and Alan Shapiro. Take a few moments to look through the thought provoking photos on the project's G+ page and view their video on YouTube.

Another day, another 600 seconds 

"Another day, another 600 seconds is a project created by Mike Shaw and Alan Shapiro to drive awareness of the "overlooked" around the world. "
curated by +Alan Shapiro +Mike Shaw
page admin +Pam Chalkley

Another day, another 600 seconds video

August Memories

A random assortment of August images.

Destruction Island

Water Lily

Butterfly Portrait

Morning Glory

Blue Velvet
Pipevine Swallowtail

Summer Blooms

Old Ford



Cockatoo View

July 2012 Photography Scavenger Hunt

Another round of Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt is done. These were my entries.

Honourable Mention by Nicole S. Young

 Sundial Bridge Redding, CA









Monday, August 13, 2012

Olympic Peninsula Washington State

Lake Crescent ~ Olympic National Park

~Meadow Beauties~
Hurricane Ridge ~ Olympic National Park

Hoh Rainforest ~ Olympic National Park

~Morning Light on Olympic National Park~
Lillian River Basin
Hurricane Ridge ~Olympic National Park

~Valleys to the Peaks~
Hurricane Ridge ~ Olympic National Park

~The Light Beckons~
135 steps await
Grays Harbor Lighthouse
Westport, WA

Sand Dollar
Westport, WA

Grays Harbor Lighthouse
Westport, WA