Rare Sunny Fall Day & Birds

Instead of staying inside and doing chores and all, we decided to go to the nature area home to many MANY different kinds of birds.  G got a new car a few months ago, and it was perfect for me to take photos – it’s a bit higher off the ground – big windows.  And…

Photo Adventure

I needed to go shoot photos today. I just woke up knowing it was what I needed to do.   Best laid plans and all. I went looking for birds – and found one. Well, I found others too but not nearly what I should have at a bird sanctuary.  So, I decided to just poke…

The Church – 1848

I hear you breathe so far from here I feel your touch so close and real And I know my church is not of silver and gold Its glory lies beyond judgment of souls The commandments are of consolation and warmth You know our sacred dream won’t fail The sanctuary tender and so frail The…

Wind, Headache & Failed Photo Trip

I heard his alarm go off and opened my eyes to see how early it was because it felt early.  It was still dark outside, the sun maybe just starting to crack the horizon.  I closed my eyes again and wondered why he was getting up so early.  I mean, I knew he was going…

Photos: Rocky Butte

….not to be confused with Rocky Butt. Rocky Butte The Path Mt Hood Mt St Helens Mt Hood

Photo: Smoke

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. ~Vincent Van Gogh Columbia River Gorge – Smoke from Eagle Creek Fire

Photos: Last Sunday

Last Sunday, I drove to a place that I’ve been photographing all spring and early summer. I was looking forward to all of the standing water, the reflections, the sun, the green, and the cows.  What I found was meadow where there were ponds.  To look back at photos from a month ago even, I…

Photos: Bad Bird and Photo Day

After feeling uninspired to shoot photos lately, I woke up this morning needing to go shoot something.  I blame the energy boost followed by the good sleep that I got after seeing SB last night.  I took a risk and went out to a bird sanctuary outside of town.  And found…..pretty much no birds. Ok,…

Photos: Ents?

A couple weeks ago, I saw a post highlighting a hidden Scottish park that is open to the public and few know about.  The park overlooks the Willamette River and has a gorgeous view of Mt Hood, the article said.  They talked about all of the paths you can wander.  It is 13-acres in total….