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Rain – it makes one catch up on all the “inside” jobs.  As you’ll see, it’s been a week of rain here.

June 8

Bubbling Water : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

As The Water Churns

 

June 7

Toyota truck hood with Rain Drops : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Metallic Rain

 

June 6

Water drops on fork and knife : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Forked Water

 

June 5

A wet thimbleberry : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Thimbleberry In the Rain

Thimbleberries are in bloom right now.  Sometimes the bees work them, but not in the rain.  They produce a wonderfully tart berry, but you have to eat them when you pick them because they are too soft and too good to carry around.

 

June 4

Rain drops rest on a broad forest leaf : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Rain Drops At Rest

 

June 3

Rain Clouds : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Water Arrives

My life seems to be controlled by weather.
So I’m forever checking WeatherUnderground.com

 

June 2

Reflections from a Kitchen Sink : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Kitchen Reflections

 

June 1

Water arcs through space : Photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA Walking-Wild.com

Happy Water

 

That’s this week’s “photo of water a day” from photographer Karen E. Bean, of Maple Falls, WA (that would be me).  I’m glad to be back on a weekly posting schedule.

 

 

 

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My June vow is to not keep putting off putting these on line.  It should be calmer at the apiary.  Of course that’s when everything goes haywire, eh?

I decided to post going backwards in time: May 31 to May 1.  That seems to be the age in which we live.

May 31

Water Bubbles on Striking Water : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington.  Walking-Wild.com

A Bit of Bubbly

May 30

Water Pooled in the Center of A water lily : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Water Lily Close

May 29

Water and Beer : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

At The Northfork (Beer Shrine, not River)

A family celebration, and the best place to do that is at the Northfork Beer Shrine (and wedding chapel – no joke, the owner can officiate at your wedding).  This is the best microbrewery I’ve ever found, the food is great, and all the folks are wonderful.  If you’re in the Mt. Baker area, it’s worth a visit.

May 28

Water on a tiny leaf : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Playing with Colors

I left the leaf in the natural colors, desaturated the background and played with the hues. Rain can do strange things to you.

May 27

Rain Drops on fallen leaf : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

The Fallen

May 26

Trees and reflections in a pond : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Playing With A Pond

Colors, I like playing with colors….

May 25

Creek with Ferns in NW Washington : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Let There Be Light – And Water

Sometimes We Do Have Sun

May 24

Leaf beside small water seep : photographer Karen E. Bean: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Trickling By

May 23

Water pours over rocks : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

In A Rush

May 22

Rain clinging to Chains : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Chained Rain

May 21

Water Reflections in Brown Tarp : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Stuck for a shot in the rain

When all you have is a brown tarp full of rain water….

May 20

Fern frond and metal : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Natural Metal

May 19

Water drops on Vine Maple Leaves: Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Maple Drops

May 18

Honeybees at hive entrance in rain : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Working in the Rain

These bees are New World Carniolan X Russian (Primorsky) X Survivor Stock. They are dark bees that will continue to gather pollen and nectar in a light rain – best kinds honeybees for this area.

May 17

Sunlight on floating leaf : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

To The Light

May 16

Pond waters reflecting forest colors : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Joy Of Colors

May 15

Water Drips On Deck : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Wet Deck

May 14

Submerged Leaf : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Going Under

May 13

Ship Canal Water Fremont, Seattle : : From Water Images 52 weeks 2012, by photographer Karen E. Bean: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Blue on Blue

May 12

Water Distorted by Movement : : From Water Images 52 weeks 2012, by photographer Karen E. Bean: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Swirled Water

May 11

Honeybee drinking water : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Honeybee Drinking

You can see her little tongue – I love bees

May 10

Water Droplets on Grass Stems : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Holding On

May 9

Looking Into A Glass of Water : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Into the Depths

May 8

Water Shot with a moving camera : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Shaken, Not Stirred

Yep, it’s water.  At dark, with the last light reflected on the pond at the farm.  Then moving the camera.

May 7

Water drop on Apple Blossom : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Apple Drops

May 6

Water drops on Plastic Pail : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Unnatural Nature

May 5

Water droplets on Jar lid : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Drops on Edge

May 4

Foaming Water Close : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Turbulent Times

May 3

Water Ripples In the Sun : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Sunny Reflections

May 2

Water Reflections : Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Water Reflections

May 1

Water, Leaf, & Fern :Karen E. Bean Photographer: Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, Washington. Walking-Wild.com

Another Rainy Day

I look back on these and think, but it is a bit sunnier than that here.  It’s just that when it’s sunny, I’m out in the bee yards and only get to walk when it’s getting dark (or shoot in the cabin after dark).  With the coming of summer – oh please, soon I hope – there will be more sunny shots.  Of course I’m writing this in the library on a rainy day….

Those are the photos for May from me, photographer Karen E. Bean, of Brookfield Farm in Maple Falls, Washington (Walking-Wild.com).  I truly hope I can now go back to posting once a week – bees and weather willing.

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February 4

Water Images by Karen Bean Feb 4 2012 : Water Drops on Hemlock : Black & White Reversal

Water Drops on Hemlock

Sometimes it’s just fun to play with all those filters.

February 5

Feb 5 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean

In The Wake

A nice day at the Seattle Fremont Market, where we sell honey every Sunday.  But each time I walked the van guard dog along the ship canal, the sun went away.

February 6

Feb 6 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean

Winter River

Just 10 miles up the road…

February 7

Feb 7 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean, photographer

Crystalized

February 8

Feb 8 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Paws For Thought

Sallie and water – you can’t keep them apart

February 9

Feb 9 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean, photographer, Maple Falls, Washington

Sal Swirled

As I said….it’s handy for photos on cold wet days.  I take the dogs and goats for a walk, we pass water (not an issue around here) and Sal jumps in…

February 10

Feb 5 Water Images 2012 Project, Karen E. Bean, photographer, Maple Falls, Washington

Break Through

I do try to keep Sal from jumping in frozen ponds, or walking on them.  Ruins the shot, and I don’t want to pull her out.

That’s it for my Water Images 2012 Project this week.  We went from rain to beautiful sun, and back to rain.  Never a dull moment weather-wise in Maple Falls, Washington –

Photographer: Karen E. Bean
Walking-Wild.com

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January 1:

Water Flows between Rocks Pinhole Image
Jan 1 – Nooksack River

Jan 2

Log on pond in Maple Falls
Log On Pond – Digital “Instamatic”

January 3

Churning Water on Farm Creek
Water On The Rocks

Why all the close-ups?  It has been either totally overcast or pouring rain since the beginning of the year

The WiFi in the area went down.  Then the snows closed the libraries (the only WiFi location in this land of “dial-up”).  Thus the “2nd week” has become the 2nd and 3rd week.

January 4

Rain on Sideview Mirror with Headlights : by Karen E. Bean Walking-Wild.com
Sideview Mirror with Rain and Headlights

Late night at the library. Rain all the way home

January 5

Wet Streets of Glacier Washington : : photographer Karen E. Bean Walking-Wild.com
Glacier, WA : a wet and stormy night

 More late, rainy  nights working on the new website

January 6

Water Moving a Leaf By Stream: by Karen E. Bean, photographer, Walking-Wild.com
Turbulent Corner

January 7

Water Churns Over Boulders  : photographer Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
When It Rains….

January 8

Branches Before Calm Waters:  Photo by Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Branching The Waters

January 9

Ice At Sunset : Photographer: Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Pond Ice : Sunset

January 10

Sun Blasts Down Forest Creek
There Is Sun!

January 11

Winter Light On Frozen Pond : Photography by Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Winter Distortions

January 12

Twilight On the Skagit River, WA : Photograph by Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Skagit River Twilight

January 13

Nooksack River, Whatcom County WA
Afternoon By The Nooksack River

Busy day getting winter fed to bees, no time to shoot, but there’s always the river

January 14

Dangling Drop Of Water
Snows Return

January 15

Snow and Water Drops on a Sunny Day :   Photograph by Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Snow, Sun, Water

January 16

Icicles hang above a Creek : Photo by Karen Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Cold Can Be Beautiful

January 17

Water And Fire : Photograph by Karen E Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Reflections of Fire

I sure wasn’t going outside in the middle of a white-out

January 18

The Kettle Steams : Photograph by Karen E. Bean, Walking-Wild.com
Kettle’s Boiling

And then it got even colder…16F : a good time to drink tea

And that ends the “2nd week” of posting on this blog. It is a real challenge to shoot a photo everyday, but it is lovely to have a break in all the beekeeping work.

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