Melissa Leady

Web Site: http://45journal.blogspot.com/


La Connor

Jul 22, 2014
La Connor

I thought this was a pretty farm up when we were up near La Connor earlier this month. We had an overcast day, but the young fields were still colorful.

2015 Calendar

Jul 20, 2014
2015 Calendar

I know it seems early, but I'm pleased to announce that my 2015 calendar is printed and ready to distribute!  I'm really excited to be working with Small Changes, a regional indie distribution company based in Seattle. I dropped off calendars for ...

Fermenting Veggies

Jul 18, 2014
Fermenting Veggies

Lots of expimwnting with fermenting vegetables at my house a few weeks ago. Left to right, sauerkraut, sour beets, kimchi, more sauerkraut, fermented lemons, more kimchi, and more sauerkraut. The only one still on the counter is the lemons. They take a...

Poplar Farm, Summer

Jul 16, 2014
Poplar Farm, Summer

Driving home from eastern Washington took us past the hybrid poplar farm in Boardman, Oregon.  Of course I had to stop again for an abstract summer version of this farm.  I took a very similar photo in early April when the leaves where a ligh...

Wheat Field

Jul 14, 2014
Wheat Field

It's getting to be wheat harvesting time in eastern Washington. This field near Walla Walla was one of the earlier fields to be harvested.  Wheat is the main crop around here, followed by lentils.  Everyone thinks of Washington apples, but th...

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Jul 12, 2014
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We had a short visit to eastern Washington late this week.  We crossed the Columbia somewhere just past the Dalles, and followed this truck around some curves in the hills before heading into a stretch of high desert-like country. It was a little ...

4th of July

Jul 4, 2014
4th of July

This America flag-inspired ensign reflected beautifully in Percival Landing during Olympia's Wooden Boat Festival. I had to look this flag up, and learned that it's a yacht ensign; not for international travels, it can only be displayed in US waters.

Butterfly Kite

Jul 2, 2014
Butterfly Kite

I'm really partial to monarchs.  Having grown up around the Great Lakes, I got to see their multi-generational migration each summer and fall, and I have great respect and fondness for them.  I thought this monarch kite looked so pretty glowi...

Kite Festival, another view

Jul 1, 2014
Kite Festival, another view

This view looking out to the ocean probably gives a better perspective on the size of the display kites.  Those large stuffed animal kites always just hovered off the ground.  I'm sure people liked them, but as a photographer I found them to ...

Oregon Kite Festival

Jun 30, 2014
Oregon Kite Festival

We had a great weekend in Lincoln City, Oregon, exploring the coast and flying kites at the summer kite festival here.  There are a variety of kite festivals up and down the coast each summer; this one is Lincoln City is a show festival and not co...

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