Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hi All :)

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying life :)

For the past couple of years now I have been keeping score of how many photos I take, each year, with my Nikon camera and also sharing with you some of the photos that I really hadn't got around to sharing as the year flashed by so quickly :)

For the record I only took close to 10,000 photos in 2012 compared to the previous years, I feel a bit of a slacker, LOL!!!! :)

You can see the previous posts and photos here; 2011 and 2010 :)

Note to Self; you do tend to write a lot about being sick at the beginning of every year, stop partying so  much over the Holidays, LOL :)

So, here is my 2012 in Photos :)
(it was really hard to keep it to just 2 photos for each month but you didn't want to be here for a whole month looking at them, LOL!!! :)

                               I Hope you enjoy them :)


                                             click on photos to see larger images :)

This Rose was from a lovely bouquet and as it started to fall apart, I realised it was pretty symbolic of how each of my New Years' do begin.

A winter walk at the local park. A glimpse of a blue sky, clouds and trees reflecting in the Tualatin River :)


A lovely Hellebore at the Rose Garden, P.Town, Oregon :)

This would not be Portland, Oregon without a "BIKE" sign or shop :)


Sunset shimmering on the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California :)

Came home to "SNOW" and one of the worst rainy March's on record :(


I love to decorate for Easter; Alabaster Eggs with a soft blue Fenton Glass Basket, I love the reflection in the window :)

Blossoms in my Garden, could not resist doing this in Black and White :)


I think by now you all know I have a "thing" for Poppies, here are a couple from my Garden :)

The "Rose" arbour in our back Garden has been taken over by the beautiful Wisteria (well, I let it on purpose, much to the horror of my Hubby)


A day trip to the coast with my Son :)

On the way I saw this decaying tree stump and love the textural qualities that were happening, then when I looked thru the lens and saw the vibrant greenery in the background it was the perfect combo of "Old and New" :)


Beach Grass shot thru the window of the Ocean front rental house we stayed in :)

Haystack Rock, Pacific City, Oregon as the sun sets, gorgeous :)


An "old" Fire Hydrant in N.W. Portland, Oregon, looks like it is growing out of the tree root, this was a fun shot :)

On one of the Hottest days of the year, I went to take photos at the Rose Test Garden in Portland Oregon; I wanted to see how the Roses were fairing in the heat.


Scarecrows at the local "Allotments" or community gardens, so fun :)

The Beautiful "Multnomah Falls" Columbia Gorge, Oregon, 


Couldn't resist taking this shot, what a colourful face and expression :)

One of the fun bars to hang out in "en" Portland :)


Red Chairs and Tables stacked for the Night, P.Town, Oregon :)

A frozen "Dead" leaf at a local park, Lake Oswego, Oregon. I LOVE everything about this image, the lighting, the textural quality of the leaf, the shapes and the movement, even as its season ends it is beautiful :)


Beautiful Fire in great room, Skamania Lodge, Columbia Gorge, Washington.

Xmas Lights and Red Bows on the tree lined streets of Hood River, Columbia Gorge, Oregon :)

So this past year, I have been working again with multi layering photography, as well as challenging myself to continue my quest to produce beautiful imagery with SOOC (Straight out of camera) photos.

There are a few candidates in this post that I think I will add layers to, so when that happens, I will do another post with before and after images and you can tell me which you prefer. :)

So, I hope you enjoyed my 2012 Year in Photos :)

Have a lovely Wednesday :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.


thewovenspoke said...

Hi T, yes I did enjoy your photos and look forward to more this year. I too try to do most of mine SOOC when I can. Have a wonderful week,

Clare said...

I love your photo posts, especially the flowers! January's rose is gorgeous! Hope you're enjoying the new year so far :)

Nico Saich said...

these images are amazing!


c.creativity said...

Lovely photos--I think my very favorite is the one of the Easter eggs!

Christie Cottage said...

OH you have 2-3 that would make beautiful wedding invitations and one for a sympathy card and the verse is in my head.

Stopping by from Blogging Buddies

Charlotte said...

Love your yearly recap! A great way to look back on all the adventures of 2012. Some very amazing photos. I love "Mr. October." hehe

Meeling said...

Beautiful shots and what a fun way to recap a year!

My husband always jokes about how many photos I take - especially on vacation, but hearing your number of 10,000...hee hee, he has nothing to say!!

Hope you're having a great week!

Annette said...

I always enjoy seeing your photos! You give me something to aspire to, but I don't think I took any where near 10,000 photos last year, lol!
I do love the wisteria! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my goodness these are some gorgeous choices to sum up 2012!

keithchip said...

Great photos and a wonderful record of the changes throughout the year. The roses and wysteria together do look very good.......... Look forward to the 2013 album.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks everyone :)

This is one of my fav. posts to do each year; I'm so glad you all like it too :)

Have a great Weekend, cheers, T.:)

Kris said...

Gorgeous photos!!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

The flowers and the falls are my favorites!

Almost Precious said...

Wonderful Photos . . . beautiful art. Many of your photos are ones that cause us to pause and concentrate upon the imagery - in much the same way that a painting does. But then that is what art is supposed to do and you look through your camera lens in much the same manner as you view your canvas and paints. :)

Additionsstyle said...

I loved your year in photos! Your pictures are so beautiful!! I hope this year you capture more amazing shots.
Everyday Inspired

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Sorry I haven't been over to visit lately. But I am glad I finally did so I could see your year in review! 10,000 photos, holy mackerel! I love the wisteria - to have that in your yard, you are so lucky :)

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Thanks so much guys :)

I certainly like to take photos, for sure :) T.