Photo Friday Challenge – Spot

The “Crayola House” on Isla Mujeres, MX

Spring is yellow

Things that make me go “hmm…”

Seen in my neighbor’s yard

My next door neighbor’s yard is full of bright, colorful flowers. I went over and took a few photos the other day when they were not home.





Looking at the neighbor’s yard from my driveway.




Miscellaneous photos of flowers and plants taken Saturday

These flowers are in a flower bed along Main Street downtown Milwaukie.




This grass is about 4 feet tall, divides a restaurant’s parking lot from Hwy 99 S.


Kind of a wild overgrown garden along the parking lot at The Portland Waldorf School downtown Milwaukie.



Along the edge of the the parking lot separating the lot from the street.



I have no idea what these bushes are but they run the length of the parking lot intermingled with the above flower bushes and a couple of other varieties.




I think that this grass is really pretty.



A couple of Tara’s potted plants



The flowers at Milwaukie City Hall

I have previously posted photos of the beautiful hanging flower baskets downtown Milwaukie. Now I want you to see the flowers at the city hall. There is a lot of pride in the gardens here and all along the downtown Milwaukie streets.



Here is a close up of some of the above flowers



And another one



Bright, cheerful flowers



I think this flower is especially pretty




Now look closer



Wow, huh? I just finishing reading a book (The Hour I first Believed) where the main character told a couple of stories about the good luck of Praying Mantis.







Rolling on the river – part II

I went down to the Willamette River Saturday to try out my new Olympus Stylus 9000. I thought that it would be a good place to try out the panoramic feature. I need some practice using that feature. 



As I pulled into the parking lot the Portland Spirit was turning around for the return trip to the downtown Portland Waterfront.




Then along behind the Spirit was this thing. WTF? A redneck houseboat equipped with a barbque. A man riding a bike stopped and asked me “What the hell is that?” I said “I don’t know, I was just trying out my new camera and there it was.”


I took several photos of the “houseboat” but this has to be the funniest one because that house you see is probably valued at $3+ million or so.