Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Layers conjures all kinds of images for me.  As a gal from the Midwest, I learned to dress in layers, but layers envelops us at even more basic levels than that.  These pictures all came from our Accidental Vacation to the Oregon Coast then down the northern California Coast.

For example, here is an example of the air we breathe.  When we can see it, we can tell it comes in layers.  The more layers you see, the less you see what’s behind the layers. In this case, a hillside obscured by layers.

Klamath River in Klamath, California

Trees grow layer after layer, year after year.  When we harvest the tree, we shave layers off it to shape it into a form that pleases us.  Then we add layers of protective coating to it so that it stays beautiful forever.  If we add too many layers of even clear varnish, we lose the beauty, and it can chip as it becomes brittle.

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Myrtle Wood Factory next to the Oregon Dunes KOA north of Coos Bay, OR.

This next picture has so many layers that it distorts the picture.  Layers do distort.  This next picture has so many layers that I can’t even count them all.  Maybe you can.

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A window display in Florence, Oregon

How many layers did you count, and what were they?

To see more wonderful layers, click here.


Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers”

        1. Well, Donald was on the other side of Vince. Donald on the inside, and Vince outside. Now that I’m thinking about it, I think Vince must have taken the picture because I don’t see my reflection! 🙂


    1. Thanks Darla. The first image is Vince’s and I just love that picture. The last image was weird wasn’t it? I wonder if I moved the camera, but nothing was blurry except one of Vince’s shoulders. So I don’t think that was the issue. There were so many directions and reflections in that image, I couldn’t even sort it out! 🙂


        1. I found out why there were two layers of Vince. It is a dual pane window. So each layer reflects in a slightly different place. Isn’t that interesting? V has an amazing eye for photography.


  1. I made a mistake. The last picture should be credited to tchomeguy rather than tchistorygal. Vince took that amazing picture. I was doing the same thing, but when I read Andrew’s comment I realized that I wasn’t in this picture, it hit me that I took credit for my husband’s picture. Sorry!


  2. That is really awesome country up there. The problem is that the weather is usually damp and cold or rainy. After traveling up to northern California for many years, through the Red Woods all the rivers up in that area, I’d go back in a heart beat.
    I like your picture, I mean Vince’s picture of the Klamath River – brings back memories.


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