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Old 04-24-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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It's arguably my favorite time of year: blossoms and new leaves on the trees, people hanging out in parks, the smell of barbeque just starting to become a common scent in the air. Sigh.

It's also the only time of year to go from a lovely beach one day, snowboarding the next and looking at flower blossoms the third. These pictures were taken in that order: Friday, Sunday and today.

Golden Gardens beach, this is IN-CITY in Seattle even though it doesn't look like it...


Alpental, a 45-minute drive from downtown Seattle-- that's Mt. Rainier in the background, this is taken from the top of the Edelweiss Chair ("Warning: Experts Only") ...


This run is called "Adrenaline" for a reason. Trust me when I say it's steeper than it looks-- my camera was pointed STRAIGHT fucking DOWN. On the other hand, isn't the graphic on my board cool?? Har.


And yes, we were wearing these for most of the day. Some of you astute punks will remember these glasses from the meet-up last summer when Ms. Bellelass came to visit.


After beating myself up yesterday, today it was time to make a trek about an hour north of town to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. I love tulips, besides dahlias and peonies they're my favorite flower. I think. Maybe.




That's Mt. Baker in the background...




So, uh, yeah-- I love spring!!
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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thats gorgeous!
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Thats so amazingly incredibly leap for joy beautiful! Wow! Im going to make the close up shot of the tulips my new desktop. !!! Lucky!

Ah. how well I remember the elton john glasses. hehehe. Gooood times. mwa.
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Beautiful pictures!! I am taken aback by them actually...I love spring too, but it is eternal summer here...


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Thanks, guys! Steph, babe, let me know if you want me to email you the full-size pic, it might come out better.
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As a dutch boy I am totally diggin that last pic jeanie!
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Hmmm, interesting dichotomy of seasons, Jeanie.


Nice pics too!


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Really nice pics!! you should deffinitaly sell Bill Gates the tulips one! Looks amazing on the desk top... come to think of it, this is the second time I "borrow" a pic of yours for my desktop... the other time it was one of those sunsets you got from ur old job.
I gotta say you're REALLY good with the cam!! <-- this was supposed to be the smilie with the camera... but i just couldnt find it (and i looked twice!)
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^ Thanks!!! What's really funny though is that last tulips picture is pretty similar to an existing photograph in the Windows XP background selection. Haha.
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SNAP Right underneath and above

Sorry Florencia...couldnt resist!
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Thanx! Benna. Hahaha i'm sooo tyred and bored from doing this stupid chapter outline... it's 1.50am and i wanna go to bed!!!!
Well, enogh whining... back to "view new posts". What can i say? I'm addicted!
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Hey SV!

I'm going to the tulip festival on Thursday!!! Now I'm excited! Hee haw
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Awesome Jeanie!
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damn, i wish i wasn't sick today, i would have so liked to go. sorry i bailed jeanie, but oh do though pictures make me wish i hadn't. i've been bed ridden for like 2 days now...i don't think i can throw up anymore.

anyhow, beautiful photos...you never cease to amaze me.
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Originally posted by ScarlotteDorian@Apr 25 2006, 05:34 AM
anyhow, beautiful photos...you never cease to amaze me.
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jeanie you would be proud to know that this is the first time i've stolen a tpunk pic for my background.

well done.


just outta curiousity, what, pray tell, are you shooting with?
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^ Aww, thanks!!

Canon PowerShot A610, 5mp, set on largest file size and highest resolution. Sometimes I dick around with all the manual settings to get something *just so*, but not usually.
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Nice stuff!!

Jeez, I'm further south and it looks NOTHING like spring over here.. Not yet at least. *sigh*
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ah tulips my favourite flower...great photos jeanie!
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It's arguably my favorite time of year: blossoms and new leaves on the trees, people hanging out in parks, the smell of barbeque just starting to become a common scent in the air. Sigh.
I absolutely agree.

Beautiful photos Jeanie! It's actually a very lovely spring here in Chicago. The daffodils are beautifully bloomed all over, tulips are coming up, and the leaves on the trees are almost in full bloom.
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