Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday...

I'm Back..
We just got back into LasVegas this morning. 
I already miss all the green of Portland, OR.
And I can see why my daughter loves it there
so much.  Of course it didn't rain the whole time we were
there.  I just love the rain. But the good news is they say it
should rain here in Vegas tonight..  I will believe it when I see it. 


Once again I am going to use some photos from
my trip to play along in
Scavenger Hunt Sunday. 



WATER
 While we were there in Portland we took a drive up to
Seattle one day to visit my girlfriend Becca.
She just moved to this beautiful city
and I couldn't wait to see her beautiful new home.
While we were there they took us out on a ferry across the bay to 
Bainbridge Island. The weather was perfect to be out on the water. 




PETAL
Did you know that Portland is the City of Roses?
They have millions of them all over the city.





 FRESH
You know you can't go to Seattle with out going to 
Pikes Market.  So many fresh flowers and Seafood. 
What a fun place to shop.





EIGHT
Nope..  I didn't get any reading done on this trip. 
Between sight seeing and visiting family and friends there was
little time to relax.  Do you ever feel like you need a vacation from 
your vacation..  Hee Hee...




Calm
We wanted to go through the Japanese garden 
But ran out of time..  It looked so peaceful there.





Your Sunday Best
You know I had to show you a photo of Myles. 
It is so hard to keep up with this little guy..
Most of the photos I got of him are blurry :(
He is one busy little guy, always on the move. 




I plan on visiting you all very soon to see what I have missed
while I was gone. 

Hugs~

59 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Amazing photos!!! Glad you enjoyed your vacay!!!! And we got rain almost all day today... so it should be headed your way next!!!

Heather Jensen said...

I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit. I would love to go visit Portland one day. :)

Hugs~

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a great trip all the way around. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful collection of photos Linda. I particularly like the first. I know what your mean about needing a vacation after the vacation! Of course this "after vacation" would also have to include time to savour your photos....

Kim Stevens said...

I love seeing others vacation pics. Fabulous set, and no I didn't know that about Oregon and the roses. I sure do love that first one, and very clever for eight.

Joyful said...

I love your series of photos. I totally understand needing a vacation from a vacation, lol.

Becca said...

Hey Linda! Looks like you got some great shots! Glad you had a nice vacation and I hope you get to enjoy some cooler temps and rain in Vegas!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photo's Linda, I love them all. The ferry brings back memories of the ferries we used to take when I was little and the rose was lovely as well, did you know that Saudi Arabia grows lots of roses to make perfume? I would never have thought it either, but found out when we lived there. The best photo of course was Myles, and of course he is busy and fast, he is a little boy! It is raining now as I type, we put out fertilizer on the garden peas today!!!!Have a wonderful Sunday!

Pam Bowers said...

Your photo's are always so fantastic. I love WA and OR. I love all the green up there. Your music is soothing. I don't want to leave your blog.

Nadege, said...

Nothing better than a good vacation. I love all your images and Myles looks very cute.

It's me said...

It looks like a great trip !!...what a sweetie !!!...love Ria...xxx..

Carol Blackburn said...

Sounds like you had a great time and got some great shots too. Super!

Tamar SB said...

My sister lives in Portland and it is just the best! I love the Japanese gardens and rose gardens too! Great set!

Snap said...

I love Seattle. I haven't been there since the *big wheel* went up. I haven't been to Portland yet, but it's on my list ... all the wonderful gardens and TEA! :D :D Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Susan said...

Myles is a cutie! Love the process on your market shot and water-that's one to frame.

Nancy Claeys said...

I would definitely love to visit Washington State some day. Your photos are great. And little Myles is such a doll.

Thanks for sharing at YSB this week. xo

Audrey Pettit said...

Welcome home, Linda! Your trip sounds so wonderful! So glad you got away to Portland to visit family and friends. I know what a treat it was to see little Myles! :) Your photos are beautiful! I so love the scenery shots of Seattle. Love how you edited the Pikes Market photo, too!

Shahrul Niza said...

Stunning photos, Linda! I LOVE photo of Myles the most!. He's so busy gardening LOL.

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like it was a great trip, Linda, and how nice that you were able to visit with Becca.

I cannot believe how much little Myles has grown! Such a precious little one!

Happy Sunday to you, my friend!
xo.

The Shades of Pink said...

Wow these are beautiful! I so love that first shot! I can never get photos like that.

Terry said...

Linda, beautiful pictures! So when is the move to Portland?? Oh and as far as the rain goes, you already know that it just sprinkles enough to leave nasty spots on the windows just washed and cars! Happy Sunday!

Deb Crecelius said...

That first photo is a postcard I would buy,
and a photo I will emulate in my own photo processing.
Good job on Scavenger Hunt.

Netty said...

wow these are fab photos Linda. Glad you had such an amazing time and cuddles with Myles. Annette x

Deanna said...

Oh I am in love with your Portland/Seattle pictures...what a fun trip you had. That first and 2nd one make perfect postcards. Really lovely each and everyone...and especially of your little sweetie grandson.

S. Etole said...

What a little sweetheart with his blond curls.

Enjoyed your varied photos.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful images, Linda. I have to say I'm a bit jealous that you were in Portland. I miss my daughter so much. And the beauty of that city is pretty hard to beat. Next time you'll have to make it a point to visit the Japanese Gardens. I'd like to visit in the fall when the maples are changing colors. It's pretty spectacular!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Stunning photos Linda and lovely to see Myles again :). Shame you didn't get to visit the Japanese garden. I've been to one when I was at Uni and I was totally charmed ;)).

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful photos, have a wonderful week :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such wonderful photos, I especially love the pikes market and the japanese garden pictures, and of course, good to see Myles again!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Look how big Myles looks...sweet foto! Lovely shots of your recent trek up north.

Linda B said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these... always look forward to seeing your photos. Glad you had a nice time and I sure hope you get your rain... we've been without for weeks and our lawn is nearly all gone and the daylilies are now dying. What a summer!!!

Davi said...

Sounds and looks like an amazing vacation Linda!! It is so beautiful in Seattle and going to the islands are the best! All the pics are fabulous as always but the one of little Myles takes the cake :) Gosh he is just growing like a little week. Hey we got some serious rain last night so hope you get to enjoy some tonight! Get some rest:)

Ida said...

Wonderful set. It sounds like you had a great vacation.
My favorites: Water, Fresh and Calm and your Sunday Best cutie.

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Karen said...

Looks like a fantastic vacation! Myles is adorable. I hope you get some post-vacation rest this week!

Michelle said...

I always feel like I need a vacation from my vacation...but those are the best kind. So glad you had a good time. :) Lovely photos, Linda. That first one and chapter eight...just beautiful. And wow...Myles has grown!

Lynnda said...

hi Linda my friend... you are amazing !!! I love your photograhy skill... these photos are beautiful!!! You have the natural touch which I'm dying to have!!! TFS...hugs...xoxo

yyam said...

I'll send some rain your way....it's been raining a lot here! :)

Glad you had a great vacation....the little one is adorable! As always, it's a visual feast to stop by and admire your beautiful photos Linda!

Tracy said...

WOW Myles is getting so big!..Judging from the pictures you had a lot of great things to see. Glad you had a fun trip. Thanks for sharing a bit of it with us. :-) Hugs!

justine said...

I didn't know it was the city of roses and I love that first shot. Sounds and looks like you had a great trip.

Ros Crawford said...

Such wonderful photos ... So glad you had a good trip ... I think of you as I sit here listening to the rain ... so just imagine you are here drinking coffee with me ... watching the rain fall and hearing the pitter patter of the leaves ...

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful photos and I'm glad you had a great break away:0) I know all about needing a holiday to get over the holidays LOL You need a rest to get your breath back but now you can take time at home, it's a lovely feeling:0) Myles looks gorgeous, he's growing up so fast, hugs Gay xxx

Catherine said...

Glad you made it home safe and sound Linda. And you took some terrific photos. Of course, sweet little Myles is the best one!
Have a happy week friend!
xo Catherine

cnelson said...

Such FANTABULOUS photos! Myles is getting so BIG! What a CUTIE!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are gorgeous!!!!! Sorry you missed the rain while up there. Did you get some last night?? We went to Charleston yesterday & we were pounded with rain & hail & 49 degrees. It was refreshing. Friday night we received quite a bit of rain here too- so nice for a change.

unikorna said...

Your posts are always so magical :). I suppose that is how you really are all the time...Peaceful, serene and sweet:). Am I wrong?

Stella said...

I always love to have a look at your photos and the one you made from Myles is my favorite; ain't a surprise i guess :) and my 2nd fave is the "water" photo. Love that view!
Have a great day my friend

A;ready got some rain over there? We had loads of it...

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Linda! How wonderful you got to see Becca! That just makes me SMILE and SMILE :)

Looks like a wonderful trip full of all sorts of pretty views, family and friends. Ah, life. Life can be so so good, can't it?

Your Fresh Market photo reminded me of Dave's blog...do you know him?
http://www.clearerreflections.com/
You do amazing things with photos and he does too.

Your grandson is so so precious! I miss my little grandson so much. I have not seen him since November.

Have a wonderful day Linda!

julieprice3 said...

I can't believe how much Myles has grown, he's a real little man now and not a baby any more, Love the photos they always tell such a wonderful story
Hugs julie P

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful photo's, looks like you had fun and Myles is such a liitle cutie. Deb xxx

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Looks and sounds like a great vacation--your photos are wonderful. I especially love the Pikes Market shot...wow!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Linda, each could be a postcard, but I love the first. I'm glad you had a great time. Welcome back.

Linda Kittmer said...

Great post Linda. You've got some fabulous photos.

Seizing My Day said...

You left Wa/Or too soon! Friday the 13th we had a wonderful Thunder and Lightening storm that lasted a long time! rain and all~ exciting storm! =) Great shots ... all of them! =)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous photos as always Linda! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Jacqueline said...

Can you imagine, a million roses!! Beautiful photos Linda!

Rosie Grey said...

Such a beautiful selection of photos again for the hunt, Linda! I really don't know how you do it to find everything for the prompts!

Lori said...

Loved getting to see Myles in all his sweetness! Lovely pictures, especially the ones of Seattle!

Ashley Sisk said...

Gorgeous collection - I especially love water and fresh!