Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in October – Y2

Paula’s photo challenges with  PICK A WORD theme. The words to choose from are: mountainous, whiskers, crumbling, spanning, and immaculate.

I picked the word mountainous. On our trip to Germany, we took a tour to visit Eagle’s Nest. When we got to the mountaintop, we were presented with a spectacular view of Bavarian Alps. It was the most majestic mountain range with rivers and lakes at the foot of this enormous limestone.

Bavarian Alps (German: Bayerische Alpen) is a summarizing term of several mountain ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps in the German state of Bavaria.  The Bavarian Alps were heavily influenced by the last ice age. Cirques, lakes, and typical U-shaped valleys were formed by the glaciers. Depositions by the ice age, rivers, and glaciers left behind a gently rolling landscape in the Alpine Foreland with lakes and bogs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavarian_Alps

The Kehlsteinhaus is situated on a ridge atop the Kehlstein, a 1,834 m (6,017 ft) sub-peak of the Hoher Göll rising above the town of Berchtesgaden. It was commissioned byMartin Bormann in the summer of 1937. Paid for by the Nazi Party, it was completed in 13 months but held until a formal presentation on April 20, 1939, Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday as a birthday gift. A 4 m (13 ft) wide approach road climbs 800 m (2,600 ft) over 6.5 km (4.0 mi). Costing RM30 million to build (about 150 million inflation-adjusted euros in 2007), it includes five tunnels but only one hairpin turn.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehlsteinhaus

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Bavarian Alps, Germany
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Glaciers carved through limestone left rivers behind
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Eagle’s Nest, Germany
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Eagle’s Nest area

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Paula’s Lost in Translation: Thursday’s special – Pick a Word in October Y2

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hour

“I’d like to challenge you to document an hour of the day in your image(s), in a way that captures some of the essences of that hour.” – Frank

Yesterday afternoon, my son-in-law Will put baby Autumn in the “front pouch” carrier on his chest and went for a walk. My daughter Mercy had a tough night feeding Autumn. I went with Will for the walk so that Mercy could take a nap.

The weather in Portland, Oregon is changing. The trees started to show the beauty of autumn. One tree is quite indecisive, only half of the tree changed the color. The other half seems to be lingering. Another tree has pretty red, orange, yellow, and green colors. The green would soon disappear as cold air increases.

The nearby park is surrounded by huge acorn trees. The ground is a haven to the squirrels this time of the years. They eat some and hide some away to prepare for the winter.

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Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hour

Weekend Writing Prompt #21 – Day and Night

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words that is set in both the day and the night or mentions both the sun and the moon. – Sammi Cox

When I saw this prompt, I was excited. I love taking photos of the sun, especially sunset. I’m also interested in the moon phases and have taken photos of the full moon in different months.

We love walking on Laguna Beach visiting tide pools. During the high tides, the waves bring sea creatures to the beach. The water recedes during low tides and leaves the creatures in the tide pools. Each day, there are two high tides and two low tides. The tides are affected by the gravitation of the sun and moon.

When the moon is full or new, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun are combined. The force makes the high tides very high and the low tides very low. During the moon’s first and last quarter phases the sun and moon work at right angles, causing the bulges of the water to cancel each other. The result is a smaller difference between high and low tides.

We went to Laguna Beach once when the tide was 10 feet hide. Such a high tide also makes the beach a surfing parade.

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Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt #21 – Day and Night

“Early Colours on Papineau Creek”

Please enjoy this gorgeous photo of early colors from my favorite photographer Ed Lehming.

Ed Lehming Photography

“Early Colours on Papineau Creek”“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 
― Lauren DeStefano

I’m considering starting another series based on this past weekend, enjoying the Bancroft Area Studio tour and the natural beauty of the North Hasting Highlands area, which we drove through as part of the tour.

This has been a very strange year indeed. As we drove from studio to studio, I noticed many of the leaves had already begun to change colour. For those who follow my blog regularly, you will know that we have had an excessively wet summer, and a bit cooler than usual. Well, that all changed a few weeks ago and we are now experiencing a dry spell and temperatures more appropriate for July. So, it’s really strange to have it feel like mid-summer yet…

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Waterfalls

Frank’s theme for Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is WATER.

After posting photos of sky and ocean, I want to go inland to find water. I have visited many botanical gardens and Japanese gardens where manmade waterfalls and ponds are beautiful features. I love to capture the images of the goldfish.

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Los Angeles Arboretum, California
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Los Angeles Arboretum, California
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Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
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Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon

I recently visited Moulton Falls in Washington State and had a wonderful time with Will and Mercy swimming in the river. We only went to one area with a small waterfall. Will does kayaking often in this river and used to ride down the highest fall.  We also visited Multnomah Fall in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon a while back. Multnomah Fall is 620 feet high and is the tallest fall in the State of Oregon.

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Moulton Falls, Washington
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Multnomah Fall, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

 

Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Waterfalls

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shades of Blue in Sky and Ocean

Tuesday Photo Challenge theme: “Blue!  There is plenty of intense blueness in the world, along with the other meanings of the word, so I know that you can let your creative instincts take over to generate some amazing entries!” – Frank

I take the theme to sky and ocean. When we traveled, we observed the shades of blue in the sky and ocean reflected in the weather, the environment and different time of the day. The following photos represent just these elements.

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Maui, Hawaii
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East Coast, Australia
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San Francisco, California
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Port Douglas, Australia
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Bondi Beach, Australia
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Key West, Florida

 

Frank of Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shades of Blue in Sky and Ocean

Cee Neuner’s Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Colors that Start with the Letter B

Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 4 – Beauty & Nature

Using the words “beauty & nature” write a Haiku poem. – Kiwinana

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Alberta, Canada, Photo Credit – Patrick Tong

Nature’s great mystery

Ever changing Mount and Sea

Creation’s Beauty

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Kiwinana’s Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – Week 4 – Beauty & Nature