July 06, 2015



I love the flower montage. Glad to hear you had a good time over the holiday. Thanks for all your visits.


Beautiful captures for the day, as always! I love the flower montage!! Sounds like such a fun holiday!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope you have a great week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage

A peaceful looking morning and cheery colourful flowers.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.


Beautiful. I love seeing flower and nature photos.

ellen b

I am so so ready for a little cool down here in the Seattle area! Your flowers are beautiful!

Gail Dixon

My daughter (Portland) told me how awfully hot it's been. Glad to hear it's cooler now. The heat is so oppressive here (Baton Rouge) right now. Very hard to get out and photograph; though kayaking makes it bearable. :) Those Grebes are so pretty! They are my favorite waterfowl. Enjoy your time in the PNW! Good to see you back.


Great photos and such a different climate from where you have been recently. The flowers are beautiful and really great to see the Grebe and young ones out on the lake. I hope you can see them closer sometime.


A beautiful morning! And wonderful shots!


Love the Header, Sallie. Glad you're back - should I say "home?" Can't believe it's dry there. We got rain the last 2 days here in Breckenridge - I like when the forests stay wet. The flowers were blooming to greet you.

Photo Cache

We're on the same "side" again! Looking forward to seeing what you capture on this side.


Spring has sprung and summer is humming along!


glad you made it cross-country!


Very pretty - that's a great place to spend the summer.

Lay Hoon

What a good weather to spend for an afternoon :)

jesh stg

Yeah, I know how that is: people go before pics:):) It was hot here too 90 - 107 F was the range on most days. This week a little cooler, which means I'm going to clean the house for my guests in coming weeks:)


Welcome back, Sally!
I am glad you are enjoying great weather.
We had a week or so of daily rain until yesterday.

The photo of the flowers and the Grebes are very nice.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Lady Fi

Lovely bursts of colour!


Love all the bright flowers. Hope it's not too hot where you are! :)


These are great Sallie and what a treat to be able to see that sweet Grebe family.

Gemma Wiseman

A grand display of flowers. Love the pansies. beautiful collage.

Hootin' Anni

I can't believe how hot it's been up that far north!! I have a friend who lives in Washington, just outside Seattle in a 'burb and she tells me most homes there have no air conditioning. Wow. Suffercating!!

Love the grebe photos, AND the lake...so mirror-like.

You should consider adding a link to this post at my bird photo blog meme...
here's the site url: https://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com


It is beautiful there. I love the wildflowers. I would really like to be able to open the windows and turn off the ac.


Sunshine and flowers who could ask for anything more? I like tiny yards.


I see the lake is full and pretty!! The flowers are amazing I miss seeing flowers since the deer completely wiped out my flower garden when I was gone for a week! SHE ate everything, the potted plants & the green beans! OH well that's what I get for living in a forest.
Your Grebe family is way too cute!


You are there finally.
And as though you are in my country.


Beautiful flower collage ! We had a heat wave here around 104 F for a week without airco !


Wonderful morning shots. Those flowers are beautiful.


Oh, these look so refreshing, Sallie. You are enduring heat and we have cool temps, in the 60's, and lots of rain. Love seeing the grebes - and all this color, and to know you are safe on the left coast. :)


I'm happy to hear that you made it safely and thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos. You really have the best of both worlds - in the summer and winter!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines

Pretty flowers and the grebe babies look so cute riding piggy back. I'm glad you made it safely.

Debby Ray

Beautiful mosaics of those gorgeous flowers! Beautiful, peaceful scenes as well!

artmusedog and carol

Delightful shots of a beautiful area ~ Glad you are safe and visiting with family ~ and cooler weather for you I hope ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Donna@Gardens Eye View

Such beautiful shots of a beautiful spot!


The bright colourful flowers made me smile!


Welcome back to the PNW where the flowers are brilliant.


I've been away from blogging and didn't know you were headed West. Glad to know you are safely there. The flower photos are lovely!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

Loved the gloriousarray of coloured flowers and the great shots of the Grebes with their young


Hello Sallie, you have a lovely view of the lake. And the flowers are gorgeous. And I love the cute Grebes, the young ones are adorable. Great sighting. I love that cute face! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Adam Jones

Always great to see the piggy backing.


beautiful pics !
especially the grebes :-)

EG CameraGirl

How very cool to see the family of Western Grebes!!

David Gascoigne

Great shots of the Western Grebe family.


Amazing to see them ride piggy-back!
Have a great day!

Hildred Finch

Glad you made it back West safely, Sallie. Enjoy your summer and we will hope for rain soon!!!


Taking a short break from my cleaning + organizing house projects and was glad to see you're back home. LOVED your flower and lake photos---beautiful! Enjoy your family and the sunshine:)
Blessings, Aimee


To live with open windows is heavenly! I so love it!



Welcome back Sallie!


Beautiful flowers! Lovely grebe and baby!


Dearest Sallie; Oh, welcome and happy for your safe back♪ (sorry for a little belated) It is wet and muggy here; I have been wondering how it is with your dry hot summer days(^^;)
Wow "piggy-back ride" is SO sweet and Thank You so much for the word, Dear friend♡♡♡ Your collage of Summer flowers ARE beautiful and wonderful to hear you could with your family on 7/4☆☆☆

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Sharon Wagner

Home looks like a beautiful place. Enjoy!


you are lucky to be able to go back and forth and like it both ways. :)

Love the grebe family :)


I'm happy to know you are well arrived in Oregon. Beautiful shots, as usual, but so different from those from Florida ! I wish you an happy summer time wih family and friends ! I'm sure you'll enjoy all the beauties of the country.

Carol Ann

I love the flowers and your other beautiful takes.

Thank you for dropping in to my blog.


Wonderfull photos and collage flowers,greeting from Mons city in Belgium.

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