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Thursday, November 12, 2009


Plant Iron

Metal ornamentation of a leaves.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Plant Fragile

A delicate plant gone to seed.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Plant Fallen

A leaf in dim light.


Monday, November 9, 2009


Plant Green

Got a plant theme going on this week.  Stay tuned.


Thursday, November 5, 2009



Underside of a leaf.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Autumn Tribute

This week, a friend found out he has stage four cancer. I guess this photo is my tribute to him. Like falling leaves, his life is changing into a winter season of difficulty. But there will be a Spring.  Love you, Jason.


Monday, October 19, 2009


Plant Tuxedo

Symmetrical plant leaves adorn a stem-neck like a green bow tie.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009


25 Petals

(Did you count them?)


Friday, September 18, 2009


Sunflower Buffet

Two bees hit the jackpot.


Thursday, September 17, 2009


Life Finds A Way

Plants, like some people, find ways to thrive in less than ideal circumstances.


Monday, September 7, 2009


Tidy Green

Tidy rows of leafy green, all in formation.


Monday, May 4, 2009


May Flowers

A thunderous storm blew through Portland yesterday, watering pastels around the neighborhood.


Thursday, April 2, 2009


Pink Spring

Pink blossoms on the trees - signs of spring. Now if we can just get the weather to stay in the 60's, maybe we can have one full week without someone in our family being sick.


Thursday, March 19, 2009


Mossy Leaf

Green stuff growin' all around. Click for larger view.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hello, Life

Buds are poppin'. Green stuff is growin'. Life is back in season. (Click for larger view.)


Sunday, February 8, 2009


To Cheer February

A yellow pick-me-up.

And a quick note of thanks to all of you who subscribe to this blog -- especially to those who comment. You keep me going. Thanks.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Crisp Veins

Sharp lines and texture of a leaf. Click for a larger view.


Saturday, December 27, 2008


Snow More Ice

Tired of snow and ice pics? It's melting away here finally. Here's a touch of spring, though it's months away.


Friday, December 26, 2008


Frozen Twiggy Thing

"What is it?" she said. "It's a frozen twiggy thing," I replied. "You just named my picture."

Everything here in Portland is still a snowy, slushy, foot-deep mess. Warm temps this weekend will get the world moving again, we hope.


Monday, December 22, 2008


Bumple Grass

Fragile blades of grass reinforced now with bumples of ice. Got another 4 or so inches of snow on top of the ice on top of snow. Tomorrow? Maybe another layer of ice...


Sunday, December 21, 2008


Crystal Crusted

Rhododendron leaves crusted with ice like jewels. About 1/4" of ice layered over plants, telephone wires, windshields, etc.


Sunday, December 14, 2008


Frozen Butterfly

Maple leaf frozen in the snow like a fallen butterfly. I'm just crazy enough to go for a photo walk in the blustery "arctic blast" that Portland got this weekend. An inch or two of snow and this town shuts down.


Monday, December 8, 2008



Thursday, December 4, 2008


Mossy Bark

Greens and browns, greens and browns.


Thursday, November 20, 2008



Tired of leaf pictures yet?


Monday, November 17, 2008


The Falling Leaves

There's still some leaves left on the trees here, but they're fading fast.


Saturday, November 15, 2008


Tree Party

Found this macro shot back in my archives. Reminded me of my four-year old son's favorite joke lately:

What did the tree say when the other tree asked him, "Will you come to my tree party?"

"Yes, I wood."

("Get it?" my son says. "Would / wood?")


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Wet Decay

Maple leaves on their way out, leaving their nutrients behind for the next round of life in the spring.


Saturday, November 8, 2008


Fall Color

More fall colors caught in late afternoon sunlight.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Sale! Sale! Sale!


Just a quick heads up that I've slashed prices at my Shutterfly store my Photrade store in time for the holiday shopping. You can get almost any Crossmark Photo on playing cards, magnets, puzzles, notecards, mugs--even a nice keepsake box or desktop organizer. [Update: Canvas prints, frames, shirts, coasters, softballs and aprons too.]

If you have a favorite Crossmark Photo and don't see it in the store, let me know. I'll be happy to add it.

Here's a few of my faves from the flower category:

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We've officially moved into the rainy season here in Portland, Oregon. Pulling from my photo archives to remember the sunny days. Hope I have enough to last until the sun pops out again. =)


Monday, November 3, 2008



Look. It's a tree.


Saturday, November 1, 2008


Happy Leaves

A mottled mass of happy yellow leaves. A welcome sight as I walk along and try to make sense of life.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Bronzed Leaf

Autumn -- when nature bronzes itself as if to preserve the memory of spring and summer.


Saturday, October 25, 2008


Tree Abstraction

Tree shadow on the wall.

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Friday, October 24, 2008


Orange Pod

Colorful orange pod thingys in a stranger's yard.

"What are they?" I ask as a conversation starter.

"Weeds," he responds.

And that's the end of that story.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


October Rose

I was surprised to see roses in such perfect bloom as late as October (almost November already).


Sunday, October 19, 2008


Flower with a Golden Wreath

Something happy to start your week off with. Looks kinda like a tiny tennis ball with a wreath of leaves.

Anyone know what kind of flower this is?


Friday, October 17, 2008



A tribute to all things pumpkin. Somehow, in the midst of herding two mischievous toddlers and two young boys, my wife and I were able to find half a second to enjoy our trip to a local farm. Brought back some smallish pumpkins as trophies of our venture.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Fence Leaf

A brave leaf sticking out of the fence.


Sunday, October 12, 2008


Sidewalk Oak

That time of year when ya wanna rake some leaves into a huge pile and jump in 'em.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Maple Veins

Crisp lines of a red maple lit by an autumn sunset.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Fire Flower

Petals like tongues of flame.


Monday, September 22, 2008


Pumpkin Flower

We have an abundance of pumpkin flowers in our mini-garden, but no pumpkins. =(








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