July 06, 2015



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

Carol Ann

I love the flowers and your other beautiful takes.

Thank you for dropping in to my blog.


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.


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

Love the grebe family :)

Sharon Wagner

Home looks like a beautiful place. Enjoy!


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*


Beautiful flowers! Lovely grebe and baby!


Welcome back Sallie!


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



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

Hildred Finch

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


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

David Gascoigne

Great shots of the Western Grebe family.

EG CameraGirl

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


beautiful pics !
especially the grebes :-)

Adam Jones

Always great to see the piggy backing.


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!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

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


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!


Welcome back to the PNW where the flowers are brilliant.


The bright colourful flowers made me smile!

Donna@Gardens Eye View

Such beautiful shots of a beautiful spot!

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

Debby Ray

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

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines

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


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!


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. :)


Wonderful morning shots. Those flowers are beautiful.


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


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


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!


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


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

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: http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

Gemma Wiseman

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


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


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

Lady Fi

Lovely bursts of colour!


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 :)

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:)

Lay Hoon

What a good weather to spend for an afternoon :)


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


glad you made it cross-country!


Spring has sprung and summer is humming along!

Photo Cache

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


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.


A beautiful morning! And wonderful shots!


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.

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.

ellen b

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


Beautiful. I love seeing flower and nature photos.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage

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


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!


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

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