Thursday, April 21, 2016

April - Around the Neighborhood

Does this give away my neighborhood?
Why someone would pay for a big billboard like this,
I don't know ... but I do LIKE it. :-)

All natural Spring arrangement.

Same as above with colored pencil treatment.
How do you like it?

Question: Which one of these do you like best?
Number 1

Number 2

Number 3

California Poppy

What do you see in this unusual cloud formation?

Another shot of the unusual cloud.
The rest of the sky was mostly clear.

Deep in the trees right in the city.

Wonder how this is on an icy day?

From my window I see the flag in the distance.
It's a good wind indicator.
Wind from the South.

Same flag as above, but close up.
Wind from the North.

Something for Good Fences.
More Good Fences are here. Thanks to Tex for hosting

Hapag-Lloyd Container Ship.
Can't resist snapping photos of big ships.

Cleaned out the produce rack and found this.
Guess the conditions for growth in my kitchen are good. :-)

We (Seattle) saved some of the good views for Parks
everyone can enjoy.

A small plaque in front of a bench in the Park (photo above).

The Mountain, The Port, and The Marina
As seen on April 17, 2016.

Known as the "Sounder" ... Rail Transit
between Seattle and Everett, WA

Sounder 101

April 17, 2016
Thanks for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Hello John, what a wonderful post. I love the flowers and the cool cloud formation. The last sky shot is gorgeous. Seattle is a beautiful city! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  2. you keep me coming back with clouds and sunsets ;)

  3. Hi John, I do like the colored pencil treatment, and the second of the series of three. Nice little visit to Seattle for me. Thanks! :-)

  4. Love the colored pencil treatment. Number 1 for my favorite of the tiny blue flower. I like the green with the flower. Great post.

  5. Really enjoyable variety today, John. We will be in Seattle on late June.

  6. Number 1. I really like clematis blooms.

  7. What a fantastic collection of photos, John! I have so many favourites but there's always something special about seeing the stars and stripes fluttering in the breeze. Great job!

  8. WOW,I can't pick a favourite,hope that's ok.I enjoy seeing your part of the world.So much beauty,whether looking down at the flowers or up at the sky,or anywhere in between.

  9. I like all you photos. My favorite is the unusual cloud.

  10. gosh, beautiful gate! liked that colored pencil treatment a lot. and i think i like #1 with the greenery included. :)

  11. Great variety of your favorite topics. Great sky photos.

  12. Looks like you had a nice walk today. Lots of great photos.

  13. Lots of great things around your area. I like the billboard, the pretty flowers, the clouds (I thought it looked like a dolphin) and you found a great fence/gate to share too.

  14. Love all the flowers. Answer to the question - SLIPPY. that is a grand entrance gate and love the train shot.

  15. What a wonderful sequence of images, John. Very nice the colored pencil treatment.
    Greetings from Italy!

  16. Very pretty photos, John. The cloud appeared to be an angel to me!

  17. I like photo 1 best, simply because the green looks so pretty with the flower. The cloud looks like a bird with his beak open. Love the shot with the mountain in the background. You do have pretty views!


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