Blue Lake with Elly

Elly invited me out to Blue Lake in Eastern Washington to spend Memorial Day with her family.

Friday-Monday, May 28th-31st, 2010

1: Goldfinches (spinus tristis) were everywhere

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2: They really liked the feeder right outside the window

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3: Sparrows liked the feeder too

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4: There was a stand of blue flag iris (iris versicolor) down near the water

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5: The park in the centre of the development

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6: Elly poses

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7: Sitting on the porch, laughing with Mandy

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8: 'Oh, my. Did you catch me giggling?'

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9: Goldfinches are Washington's state bird

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10: You can see the husks fly as he snacks on seeds

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11: A pleasant windchime

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12: Elly made onigiri (toasted rice balls)

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13: Extreme closeup!

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14: They were delicious

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15: Golden-brown—these are nearly done

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16: Elly's mom

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17: Elly poses

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18: Elly and Mary

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19: Setup shot

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20: Group portrait!

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21: One of the birthday princesses

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22: Enjoying the party

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23: Blowing out the candles!

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24: Is it present time now?

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25: 'Let them eat cake? Hardly. Why would we give up perfectly good cake?'

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26: A happy birthday princess

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27: Mandy and her mom

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28: We played Mexican Train

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29: The next morning, I found raindrops on the iris

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30: So as soon as I was done with my shower, I ran back and grabbed my camera

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31: Playing around with depth-of-field and focus

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32: Water pooled in the centre of this blossom

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33: Iris are such beautiful flowers

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34: On the way home, we stopped at Leavenworth

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35: Elly tries on alien sunglasses (for protection from the rays of alien suns)

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36: It's a Mad Hatter hat!

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37: Vice Admiral Lord Elly III prepares to dispatch her armada

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