Today’s Sunday Stills is all about color – lava – browns, blacks interspersed with vivid oranges – Woodlake Tiger colors. Knowing her challenge ahead of time colored and influenced my photography as we strolled around Portland, Vancouver, and Spokane. But don’t worry no one gets burned in these lava pictures.
I loved the blazing volcanic swirl of the dahlia. I darkened the colors a little bit and did a little cropping in Lightroom just because it’s fun to experiment. All of my pictures for this post also work for John’s Cell Pic Sunday, and won’t he be surprised when I post them on Sunday???
Fruits and Vegetables
Terri, Kirstin, and I explored Vancouver. When I lived in Portland, I don’t remember getting any closer to walking around Vancouver than the rides in Janzen Beach on the Portland side of the bridge. So, it was so wonderful that we could meet Kirstin near her home. She drove us around giving Terri a much-needed break and we had so much fun. Thank you so much, Kirstin. Do you have a favorite lava food? (besides chocolate which I didn’t show! LOL) I loved the gourd. It looks like real bubbling lava!
Tan and Tanned Animals
Ft. Vancouver is a marvelous place to visit. They have volunteers dressed in the parts of life in the days of the Fort. As we walked from building to building we experienced a bit of life in the days before statehood. One of the main trades of the time was fur which was so essential at the time for warmth in the winter. Can you guess the most valuable fur? Don’t let Lava Bear influence you. It’s a specific fox found only in that part of the country.
Fire and Coals
I was super disappointed when she didn’t offer us a bite of the bread. You can see how it turned out on Terri’s post today. My picture is almost identical. After she left, she was going to bake some fish for her lunch. Yum.
Statue Inside the Ft. Vancouver Gift Shop
I have so many pictures for PPAC, so even though this was a free public building with art, it doesn’t show from the street, so it’s fair game for this post.
Hot Lava at Home
I took pictures of Terri’s decor because she is so talented in how she uses baskets and plates and I am not at all. I decided not to sell all my empty baskets in our garage sale next weekend after photographing what I could do with some of them. Isn’t this a beautiful display?
Night Before Traveling to Portland
Vince took me to the airport and what fun we had the evening before I left. We walked around Old Town along the canal. The sky treated us to a lava sunset.
Ode to Terri’s Aero
As you know, Terri’s sweet dog is no longer with her. I got to know Aero while she was with us this summer in AZ, and he sat with me constantly while I was with them. Brodie is too big to hold, so I was partial to Aero. I was so glad to have one last chance to cuddle this sweetie before he left this world where he feels better. I don’t have any great pictures of Aero because I was always either holding him or walking him or off running. Hard to do that and take pictures.
Other Challenges in this Post
- Cell Pick Sunday
- Water Water Everywhere #146
- Floral Alphabet Challenge – Z – last day is today.