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Delay, delays, so this and the next is a bit of catching up.  I’ll work from most recent to earlier in the year.

Seattle Washington: Fremont Ship Canal from Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean

Ship Canal At Dawn: Seattle, Washington

We work the Seattle’s Fremont Market every Sunday.  Ian goes every week, I go on the first Sunday of the week (it’s a 2 1/2 hour drive, but it’s our best market).  It works – Ian hates doing internet work, I hate rising at 3am… To each their skills at our farm.

March 31

Water Distortions: photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington

Through a Glass Darkly

It just kept raining…. so to the kitchen, a glass of water and a window into the rainy day

 

March 30

Mt. Baker Hwy, Glacier WA : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington Walking-Wild.com

Wet Ride

Glacier, Washington : Hopeful skiiers head for Mt. Baker in the driving rain.

 

March 29

Water drop on narcissus : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Flower Drop

 

March 28

Water falls on Pavement : A drop of water sits on an unopened narcissus. From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Pavement Art

Water falling in mass off a broken gutter onto the speckled pavement creates an abstract pattern that caught my eye.

March 27

Wet Fern Frond :  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Frond Reflections

It’s dark, it’s wet, it’s cold….getting desperate here….

 

March 26

Light Reflected in Stream : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Stream Shimmers

Forest walks – soothing, if damp in the rain

 

March 25

A Handful of Water : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

At My Fingertips

 

March 24

Geese In Iceland : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Goosey, Goosey, Gander

Waiting for the afternoon flight out of Reykjavík, Iceland : a visit to the local park. (We went to the UK, and then a day in Iceland…keep scrolling down)

 

March 23

Iceland Waterfall : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Golden Circle Waterfall

A little touristy, but nothing says “water” like a massive waterfall.

 

March 22

Swans and Ducks U.K. : Massive waterfall in Iceland, on what is known as "The Golden Circle"  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Swan Song

Waiting for the afternoon plane from London to Iceland – these were in a large CITY forest/park. Near where my husband grew up.

 

March 21

Daisy on dewy lawn : Swans and Ducks in a large city forest in east London :  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Morning Dew

 

March 20

Water Tap, UK :  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

The Tap (at Sally & Martin's)

We just don’t have kitchen taps this cool in the US.

 

March 19

Ocean from Beachy Head, UK : .  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Southern Exposure

This is the view from Beachy Head (white cliffs of Dover to many of us) in the south of England.

 

March 18

High Water Sign in Drought in UK :  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Not Too Deep

There’s a drought in the UK – a “hose pipe ban” (no watering lawns) was in place already.

 

March 17

Thames River at Night, London : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Tower Bridge Night

I was walking from the National Gallery (love those impressionists, we don’t have them in Maple Falls, WA) to the Tate Modern (don’t ask, don’t go – head for the Tate Britian instead), which is open late.. My route took me across the Thames.

 

March 16

Water drops on a windscreen (UK) : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Abstracts on Windscreen

A train from Newcastle, the underground to Heathrow, pick-up rental car…but there was some water…

 

March 15

River, Northern England : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

The River In Wylam, UK

 

March 14

Black & White Tree Reflections : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

The Step Family

I so enjoyed my visit.

 

March 13

Kings Cross Station & Water Bottle : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Kings Cross Water (UK)

A twelve hour flight, an underground journey to the Kings Cross train station, and now waiting to go north to visit my father (that was good) and my step-family (enough said).  This was the only type of water I had seen in over 18 hours.

 

March 12

Ice Crystals on an air craft window : A water bottle propped up on luggage at Kings Cross station in London. From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Airborne Ice Crystals

On the way to the UK, I’m thinking Water, I need water, then I looked at the window : ice.

 

March 11

Bee Hives, Wrapped, in the rain : Ice crystals on an aircraft window.  The plane's wing is seen though the window beyond the ice.  The sunset sky lies beyond.  A water bottle propped up on luggage at Kings Cross station in London. From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Wet Bee Hives

A bit documentary – I wrap my hives with roofing tar paper – to act as “rain coats” – these were showing why I do it : another nice day before I left for the UK.

 

March 10

Rock On Asphalt Sheet : Bee Hives Wrapped with tar paper as a "rain Jacket" stand in the rain. From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Hard Reflection

A rock atop the black asphalt rain hat on one of my hives.  The rock, and rope holds the “rain hat” in place.

 

March 9

Greenhouses through a wet windshield : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Farm Rain

Holistic Farms (near Bellingham, Washington) – their greenhouses as seen though the wet windshield of my truck.  I spent the days before my UK excursion feeding my bees (some of which live at Holistic Farms).

 

March 8

Snow on Black Asphalt sheeting : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Snow Lines

Snow on Asphalt Sheeting…. More bee stuff… And in the snow, you can’t win around here.

 

March 7

Snow Curls off a gutterless roof : : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Curved Snow

Snow curls off a metal, gutterless roof – to create a nice abstraction.

 

March 6

Water Drops On Pottery : : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Potted Drops

 

March 5

Horseshoe Bend, Mt. Baker   : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

The North Fork, Winter

We live near one of the most beautiful rivers in the world.  This is an easy day hike through old growth forests… Here presented in black and white.

 

March 4

Snow covers the branches of a hemlock tree :  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Heavy Snow

 

March 3

Ducks in the Seattle Ship Canal : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Fremont Ducks

Way too much time fooling with photoshop….

 

March 2

Wall Distorted By Water : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Up Against The Wall

Rain, snow, more rain, more snow – it has not been a glorious winter here…

 

March 1

Snow and Rain on Moss & Branches : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Shining Snow

 

February 29

Water swirls and ripples in a creek : Snow sits atop a mossy branch while water drops cling to the drapery of moss that hangs below.  From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Soaked Swirls

 

February 28

Sea Shells in Moving water : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Shells Afloat

 

February 27

Colored Lights Reflect on Water Ripples : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Light Water

 

February 26

Water Drop on a Hemlock Needle : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Hemlock Drop

 

February 25

Water Crosses In Ripples : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

Water Crosses

 

February 24

Rushing Waters : From Water Images 52 Weeks : photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, Washington : Walking-Wild.com

It's A Rush

 

It is indeed a rush to get caught up on the postings.

Taking the images is fun, if challenging on some days.
Working with the images is fun.

Posting the images — now that is a bit of a pain – perhaps if I didn’t get so behind it would be fine.

Weekly, yes, weekly (I hope)

Now it’s off to prepare to split some hives and walk the pack goats …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I got a little delayed, thus 2 weeks of images posted on one day.  Hopefully, I’ll soon get back to a posting each week.

February 11

Wating for Spring : February 11 : from Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Waiting For Spring

 

February 12

Stepping In It : : February 12 :  from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Stepping In It

The hazards of trying to find a new shot for this project – Did I find one that day?  Nope, none I liked – thus the soggy boot.

February 13

Abstract In Black and White : : February 13: from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Abstract in Black and White

Clearly : Way too much time playing with my very old photoshop program.  These are 2 water reflections combined and messed with.

 

February 14

 

Who's In First? : : February 14 : from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Who’s In First?

February 15

Sky Shimmies : : February 15: from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Sky Shimmies

 

February 16

 

Where's The Heater? : February 16:  from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Where's The Heater?

She loves water – warm, icy, it doesn’t matter…however, she often seems to wonder why she’s jumped in when she realizes there’s no warm room to head for in the woods.

February 17

Swirled Creek : Where's The Heater? : February 17:  from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Swirled Creek

February 18

Black and White & Color :  : February 18:  from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Black and White & Color

Still working on (ok, playing with) photoshop – It’s raining, there’s no sun – time to turn to the digital world to make dull shots more fun.

February 19

Rain Break : : February 19 :  from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Rain Break

February 20

Stone & Motion : February 20 : from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Stone & Motion

February 21

A Dark and Stormy Day : : February 21 : from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

A Dark And Stormy Day

Oh, when will it stop raining????  I walk my pack goats, and pet goats, every day, as long as it’s not pouring.  Lately, it’s been down the road and around, because it’s a drag walking though the forest when it’s really really wet (the goats make this clear to me).

February 22

Motion on Motion  : February 22 : from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA

Motion on Motion

I like this, but I have to admit I had some help.  I was perched on top of our 15 foot tall culvert, shooting down into the creek when Mojo decided that what was really needed was a bit of camera shake.  He was right, but being nudged by Mojo on a wet surface above a steep fall was still a bit shaking – for me and the camera:

Not part of project but this is Mojo with a can he dug up from the clear-cuts that surround us:

Mojo, Livestock Guard Dog Brookfield Farm, Maple Falls, WA, with a can he found

Mojo - You never know what he'll bring home

February 23

Flowing Library : : February 23 : from Water Images 52 Weeks by photographer Karen E. Bean, Maple Falls, WA
Flowing Library

This is how I often see my library, which is the closest WiFi to my farm.  It’s only open a few days a week, and never for more than a few hours: rural Washington.  But the WiFi often works from the front of the truck…Thus I often post from the front seat of my pick up on rainy days (oh when will the rains end? )

 

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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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52 Weeks of Water – Why?

I came across a site that was clouds 365.  A cloud a day.  That seemed a lovely idea, and a good challenge to create an image a day.  So I thought I’d give it a try.   But posting every day is impossible here.  This is the land of dial-up, and posting required a 20 mile trip to the library for WiFi.  Thus one post per week with 7 images.  Which concept I shall break right away by posting 3 images on January 3, 2012.  Hey, I’m here at the library and I’ll be back in about a week.

January 1, 2012

Pinhole Image of Creek

Nooksack River - Horseshoe Bend

THE IMAGES that appear will be a scattering of things.

THE SET UP:

I’ll try to do this by months, if I can figure wordpress out.  It often confuses me.

 

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