Photo Friday Challenge – Spot

The “Crayola House” on Isla Mujeres, MX

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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.