Tuesday, January 11, 2011



(I know I am a tad late but I was struggling with a very weird flu like bug last week, too much partying I guess (He! He!)
It never is good to start a New Year with a bug but at least I got to tidy up some of my computer files, slowly, that was about as ambitious as I could get :(

Anyway, I was planning this post last week but better late than never!
Here are some of the photos I didn't publish last year that I thought you might like to see :)

I Hope you enjoy them :)


I guess coz we have so much cloud cover so often we get some beautiful patterns in the sky at Sunset

Lovely Catkins at the local Park


Buttercup :)

View of Mt. Hood from our neighboring Neighborhood :)



Gorgeous Tulips


Fishing Rope, Port of Ilwaco, Washington.

Coastal Trees, Astoria


Trunk of a Monkey Puzzle Tree

Box Elder


Young Bull

Party Table at a wine country restaurant


Seeds on the Vine Maple Tree

I am not sure what happened to this light bulb but I love the colours on it and the reflection, amazing :)


"Walk like an Egyptian" just kept going thru my head when I saw this photo :) 

Thistles always remind me of Scotland (I guess because it is their National Flower :)


Bird House at a local restaurant's gorgeous outside dining patio

Foxglove at the Shakespeare Garden in Portland Oregon


Stain Glass windows line the Stairs in the Vista House, Oregon

Fall Grass


Yellow Fall Maple Leaves

Fall Hydrangea


I couldn't resist sharing one of my Bokeh Xmas light shots :)

New Year's Eve celebratory Drink :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season, here's to a really wonderful 2011, Cheers T. :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


Vagabond Carnival said...

These are gorgeous, T! What a beautiful year in photos. Thank you for sharing this. I hope you're feeling better. Being sick at the beginning of the year is awful.


MAB Jewelry said...

Happy New Year! Your photos made me smile on a snowy Ohio day, and I'm glad you're feeling better.

JacBer said...

Beautiful pics!
Best wishes for the New Year :-)

debi said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. My daughter just moved from Lake Oswego across the river to Vancouver, so it is nice to see the local stuff! I too, got hit with the new years bronchitis, about a day after making my to-do list. ugh....of course we know how thats going....LOL! feel better!

Meeling said...

Welcome back!
Beautiful shots as always...love the monkey puzzle tree...way cool!!

Almost Precious said...

Sorry to hear you were down with a nasty flu bug (was just about to send you an etsy convo to see if everything was okay)so glad you're feeling better and back to blogging.

What a lovely way to re-cap 2010, via beautiful photos ... have you thought about making up calendars for sale? Well maybe not for 2011 as it is already in full swing but maybe for 2012? :)

T @ Poppy Place said...

Thanks guys for your kind words :)

Anna, I did think about making calendars then I just lost track of time, if I start now for 2012 I might just make it (He! He!)

Lala's Pequenos said...

Looks like you had a wonderful year! That monkey tree is crazy!

The Lavender Daisy said...

Happy New Year! Hope that you feel better! Your year in review pictures look so beautiful and relaxing :)

mywifesstudio said...

So happy you are on the mend!! Hope you are staying warm tonight! So far no snow here in Milwaukie. May 2011 be a fantastic year for you and your family!!!! Evie

Charlotte said...

I really like the Monkey Tree, Deer, P. Town! ...and really like the last one ;) What a great way to recap the year

Hope you feel better!!

Jenni said...

Hi T ~ The pic of P-town and the Monkey tree are my favorites but all of them are awesome! Glad you are over your flu bug and wishing you a Happy New Year too! Jenni

Oh, My Darling said...

Happy new year! Here's to a great 2011!

Kelsey Buchanan said...

As a (former) fellow Oregonian, great collection! Happy New Year!
~Kelsey (KBuchananPhotography)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

Happy New Year!

Hope you're feeling better - being sick at the holidays is the worst.

I love this recap of the year. What a clever idea. :) The monkey puzzle tree is awesome! Where do you find those??

<3 !

My Life Under the Bus said...

ACK!!! I posted a comment and it disappeared. Great pictures T. That deer cracks me up. We were all sick for Christmas and New Years. I hope your doing better. Wait until you see what one one my twins did to himself - I don't know how these kids think up these things. XO , Have an awesome day : )

keithchip said...

What a great collection of photos and these are the ones that didn't make the cut during 2010! I particularly like the elves hats on the monkey puzzle tree, and the thistles - but they all have a lot of interest in them. Here's to the photos of 2011!

mywifesstudio said...

T, I was so happy this morning, it was a balmy 48 degrees!!!! Woo Hoo! No skating to work and trying to get up the hills in OC.
Thanks for the kind words regarding my jewelry.
I'm always looking for new photo on your site, love looking at our hometowns through other people's eyes!
Coming to your side of the river tomorrow, driving the old bridge one last time. Will miss have two options to cross the river!
Enjoy your evening, Evie

Annette said...

I'm glad you're back and hope you're feeling better! The photos are awesome!

Clare said...

Happy new year, T!
Really nice idea to recap the year like this. I love the bokeh, the monkey puzzle tree, the glass, the deer...I could go on!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi T! I do hope you've recouped from your sickies. Thank you for your sweet words on my blog today. I love your pictures! I have to say the tulips and monkey puzzle tree are at the top for me!

Annie said...

I started a litle list in my head of all my favs but I ended up with too many... they are beautiful!

T and C Bakery said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing, I love the one of Mt Hood, I love mountains :)