Quilly Unshuttered

Life Through My Lens

#262 Foxglove

| August 17, 2009

Macro Monday Lisa’s Chaos Foxglove, 2009. Foxgloves make me smile. I love their color, their little bell shape and their fancy leopard skin spots. I took this particular photo by the side of the road in Friday Harbor, WA, and I actually laid down in the ditch to get the shot. Intent on what I […]

#261 Cosmos

| August 16, 2009

Cosmos, 2009 Photo taken on San Juan Island at Krystal Alpaca Farms. I love these bright fuchsia flowers with their feather leafed fronds. The bold pink and green and yellow combine in a visual symphony that delights my soul.

#260 Bee At Work

| August 14, 2009

Here’s how it works – describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words. For more information, try clicking here. Bee At Work 2009. I have been very busy lately.

#259 Just Before Sunset

| August 13, 2009

Skywatch Mt. Baker, Summer 2009. This photo was taken from aboard a Washington State Ferry crossing Northern Puget Sound.   If you ever have the chance to ride one of these ferries out of Anacortes, Washington, don’t forget to look back over your shoulder after leaving port.  Mt. Baker is a glorious, not-to-be-missed sight that […]

# 258 Abandoned

| August 12, 2009

Thematic Photographic 62 – Abandoned Hosted by Carmi ABANDONED adj. Forsaken or deserted. This lonely bicycle sits outside Bilger Hall on the University of Hawaii Campus at Manoa.  I have passed by it many times wondering how it came to be abandoned.  Did the bike’s owner graduate to higher priced, classier transportation?  Or perhaps he […]

#257 Wind

| August 11, 2009

Sailboat listing in the wind.  Picture taken from a Washington State Ferry just off San Juan Island.  The wind was high, but a haze hung in the air.  The sun was shining and the land was drying out after three days of rain. Charlene L. Amsden, photographer

256 Strawflowers

| August 10, 2009

Strawflowers.  Photo taken at the Anacortes Ferry Terminal, Anacortes, WA. Strawflowers — also called Everlastings — should be picked and hung to dry before their gorgeous yellow centers are revealed.  The flowers in this photo are past their prime.  When preserving an Everlasting, the stems should be removed and replaced with wire stems. Charlene L. […]

#255 Evergreen in Blue

| August 9, 2009

Douglas Fur tree on Cantilever Point, Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Islands. That gorgeous blue you see beyond the tree is ocean and mist.  This was an early morning shot on a semi-cloudy day.  I love the surreal pattern the waves left behind and the many shades of blue in the background.

#254 Lavender Forever

| August 8, 2009

Photo taken at the San Juan Winery, Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Islands. The gardens at the San Juan Winery are a gorgeous riot of texture and color.  Did you know that Lavender is a member of the mint family? I was very surprised to learn that! As I looked at the Lavender, I knoew […]

#253 Gumweed

| August 7, 2009

Gumweed on Cantilever Point, Friday Harbor, WA. San Juan Islands. This tall yellow flower grows in abundance all over Western Washington.  As you can see, the Spittlebugs love them!  The “spit” you see here is actually a protective nest for the Spittlebug nymphs.  Spittlebugs mostly feed on grass but they will also eat some bushes […]