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Friday, August 31, 2012

Morning Challenge

Yesterday, Martha over at Living Among Tourists, put out a challenge.

"Show your town or your sky at 7 o'clock in the morning wherever you are.  Doesn't have to be fancy.  Just share what your light looks like at this time of the morning."

Good thing it doesn't have to be fancy.  Here is the view from our back deck at 7:03 this morning.  The sunshine is coming through our Redbud Forest Pansy tree.

(Light at 7:03 am in Corvallis, Oregon)
Thanks Martha for the creative challenge.  If you decide to participate, please click on this -----> LINK  and let Martha know you have done so.

- Au Revoir

"  There are two kinds of light - the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures." - James Thurber
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20 comments:

  1. Hey! I love this view. "Redbud Forest Pansy tree". You got me there. I'm going to look this up.

    That's very pretty with the sun viewed through the tree. It's a very personal view.

    Thanks for participating!

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    1. I would have taken a picture of the sky but it was sooooo boring at that time of the morning.

      It is a brilliant blue now with not a cloud in the sky, but at the time was a washed out gray since the sun wasn't all the way up.

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  2. OH! Great tree! I just looked it up. So you have the multi-colored leaf variety or the purple? It looks like the purple.

    Redbud is one of my favorite trees. This variety probably would not do as well here, but with the the warming climate I think it might be possible. We are a zone 5b. This tree is zoned 5-8.

    But I'll be moving to a colder zone, so I won't be able to plant one of these.

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    1. Our Forest Pansy is probably our most favorite tree in the yard. it is a purple one and we've had it for 3 years now I think. It has weathered temperatures as low as 13˚F and a long two week spell in the high teens that killed our Escallonia shrubs and Wolfenii Euforbia.

      We had one nursery tell us partial shade only for a Forest Pansy, but we only had room for a full sun plant so we didn't buy one for several years. Another nursery said full sun was fine so we bought it and it has continued to grow every year in the full sun. I think I even have pictures of it with snow on it one year. I wonder if you had it in a pot and move it under an eave during cold spells? Hmmmm

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  3. Very artistic shot. I really like the star effect with the sun. Is it foggy?

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    1. Thanks. Not foggy at all, just a bland sky as the sun was coming up. That time of morning when the sky seems to have no color.

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  4. Trobairitz:

    I'm with Richard. I liked the "star effect" too.

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My YouTube

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  5. I get up at 9...

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    1. Lucky. I can't sleep past 7 even on my days off. Too used to getting up at 6 am every day.

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  6. Very pretty with the light shining through. I slept in, so no pic today. We'll see if I can do better this weekend lol.

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    1. Another lucky one to sleep in, sigh. Good for you.

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  7. Love the setting. I missed mine today too. I was hoping to be on the road, but that didn't happen.

    I know this is going to sound ludicrous...but for some reason I envisioned your house facing south and your deck being on the left rear of the house. (looking out of the house.). Does your house face north? I know...I'm strange. ;)

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    1. The front of our house faces south and a little west, so the back faces north and a little east. I just moved a little on the deck and faced the camera more east - so you are correct.

      I like having the back deck in the shade in the evenings and in the sunshine on cool mornings. The orientation is one of the reasons we chose this house.

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  8. Lucky I saw your post just in time!

    http://banditrider.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/morning-challenge.html

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    1. Great picture Andrew. Thanks for participating. martha will appreciate it.

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  9. What a lovely view you have in your backyard. I must come by some time to see for myself ;-)

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    1. Yes you do.

      Someday when the world has settled down. We've been busy this last week and September is shaping up to be chaotic.

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  10. Nice view. I got up at 4:30 a.m as I do during the week. Sat in the back room for fifteen minutes watching out over the dark sideyard and thought "What the heck am I doing? I don't have to go to work today." So I went back to bed and awoke at 10 a.m. Oh well, perhaps tomorrow I can stay up long enough to get a picture.

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    1. Good idea on going back to bed. It is funny how the body gets so used to getting up at the same time. Unless you forget the alarm clock. That one time, you'll sleep in instead of waking up when the alarm usually rings. Ask me how I know.....

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