in the air

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: ebullient.

I took this at the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. This is not part of the race, but our local school Robotics team, showing how many balls their robot can shoot into the air. I think the yellow balls look ebullient and the small observer is entranced. She is probably writing programs by now.

lumber

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: lumber.

Oh, lumber. Lumber from trees, from forests. Forests make me think of old growth. I have gone to the Hoh Rain Forest twice. The first time it was pouring rain so hard that we abandoned the trip and stayed at a motel in Forks. The second time the sun came out and the wet moss covered trees gleamed and the Roosevelt Elk showed up. It was amazing!

Moss in the Hoh Rain Forest, trailing from the branches.
Moss in the Hoh Rain Forest
Walking under giant fallen trees.
Walking under giant fallen trees.
Lichen in the Hoh Rain Forest.
Lichen.

I took all the photographs except the one with me and the kids: my spouse took that one. These are from 2004.

Mundane Monday #192: motion

For Mundane Monday #192, my theme is motion.

What photograph have you taken that captures motion, nature or people in motion?

I love the water and the curling edge of the tide. I traveled to Hawaii last year and bought a book of amazing photographs from inside waves, by Clark Little. My photograph is of a much smaller wave, but I love the rolled edge and the wet sand and knowing that wave will roll up.

Message or link your photograph and I will list them next week.

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Last week’s prompt was reflection.

klallendorfer popped in with a reflection on New Year’s Eve and starting a new job!