SoCS September 23, 2017

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hot/cold.” Use one, use both, bonus points if you start your post with one and end with the other. Enjoy! – Linda G Hill

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Cold air doesn’t agree with my body temperature. When I get up in the morning, I bundle up with several layers so that I wouldn’t feel the cold in the house. I start my day with two cups of hot coffee with cream, no sugar. I usually like to drink my coffee in the garden, checking on the flowers and plants. Sometimes I end up trimming the roses or pulling weeds. By the time I’m done with the coffee, I’m ready to peel off one layer at a time.

The cold in the winter makes me less motivated to go outside. It helps when the heater is on a timer so I could wait for the house to warm up before I get up. Other than the hot coffee I drink first thing in the morning, I also drink hot tea most of the day, except that I only use one tea bag and keep adding hot water to it.

After 4:00 p.m. I would have no caffeine or sweet because they keep me awake at night, so I only drink hot water. When we go out to restaurants, I order hot water. Most of the restaurants serve ice cold water, I have to make sure the servers hear me saying, “Hot.”

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Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday: SoCS September 23, 2017

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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

Weekly Photo Challenge – Elements

“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air or the movement of water?” – 

No place is like Yellowstone National Park that includes all the elements on this planet we call home. Its vast land covers mountains and flat land, waterfall, and volcano.

“Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-elevation lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The Caldera is considered an active volcano. It has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining nearly-intact ecosystem in the Earth’s northern temperate zone. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

 

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 Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

We went on the afternoon walk around Laguna Lake in our neighborhood. It’s always intriguing to watch these graceful ducks go with the flow on the water leisurely.

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Once in awhile they make a turn with no hurry.

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The water reflects the late afternoon sun creating golden color. What a relaxing life the ducks have!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Flow

Camera: Canon SX 700 HS 30X Optical Zoom, Point and Shoot

– Photo by Miriam Hurdle

Local Lake

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Daily walk around the lake,

Mindset changed instantly.

Worry free ducks floating,

Soft birds’ chirping;

Calm water drifting,

Gentle light reflecting.

A place to strengthen the body,

Refresh the mind, renew the energy.

What a delight to have

Such a lake, locally!

–  Weekly Photo Challenge: Local

– Photo by Miriam  Hurdle