In September, I had the pleasure of driving to Portland, Oregon to meet up with Marsha of Always Write where we spent 6 days there together then another three in Spokane, WA. A memorable trip indeed!
“A good friend listens to your adventures. Your best friend makes them with you.” ~Unknown
And your best friend tolerates your stress while driving in Portland traffic!
Not only did we have a great time exploring areas of Portland and the Oregon Coast, but we also drove north to Vancouver, Washington to meet with Kirstin of Loving Life. Kirstin is a loyal photo challenge participant and all three of us snapped away armed with our mental list of upcoming photo challenges.
We found some great examples for this month’s color challenge: leather, or shades of brown.
I love the color brown and all its shades.
Marsha said this was her favorite photo of leather–because I said it was compelling (our continuing photo op joke).
In case you are wondering about the featured image, it was taken at Fort Vancouver. The pelt belonged to a black bear.
As we strolled the grounds of the Fort Vancouver historical site, there was literally leather and beautiful textures everywhere.
Last weekend I traveled to the Sacramento area to attend my former Mother-In-Law’s funeral. I always loved the rich brown tones of this church’s interior. I married my first husband in this church over 40 years ago, so it felt slightly odd to be back in this church again with his family. It was nice to see his side of the family again, and of course, my own Webster side as we said a final goodbye to my MIL.
Browns in Nature
“Brown is the color of Mother Earth.” ~Suzy Chiazzari
Western larch is found primarily in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, as well as British Columbia. Indulge me as I share one more Western Larch.
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
While walking around my neighborhood, I see plenty of homes sporting shades of brown.
And I am mostly done painting my eagle/bear totem pole. By spring it will be displayed outside in our backyard.
“Brown exudes the feeling of simplicity, endurance, stability, home, and nature.” ~Joen Wolfrom
Inspiring Photo Challenges
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes when possible.
- Becky B’s Walking Squares
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Dawn’s Festival of Leaves
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Jo’s Monday Walk
- Lens-Artists: Textures
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Memorable Trips
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly photo challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared photos depicting the shades of the color brown. I add these all week as new links are posted.
- YOUR BLOG’S NAME HERE:
- Always Write
- Between the Lines
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cees Photo Challenges
- The Day After
- Deb’s World
- Easin’ Along
- Equipoise Life
- NEW! Explore Newness
- Frost on the Moose Dung
- Graham’s Island
- Horse Addict
- Hugh’s Views and News
- Light Words
- Loving Life
- Mama Cormier
- Natalie the Explorer
- Now At Home
- Photos By Jez
- Quaint Revival
- Roberts Snap Spot
- Stevie Turner
- This is Another Story
- Travels and Trifles
- The World is a Book
- Woolly Muses
- Working On Exploring
Wishing everyone who celebrates this week, a Happy Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and grace. Please join me for next week’s Sunday Stills as we explore the theme “VIVID.”
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