Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We were along the middle of nowhere when it hit. Hot winds whipped over the lip of the arid hills, sending long curling dust clouds billowing out toward us.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Yes, sweet Sis, this heart is for YOU!
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I looked at the ground and it was covered with sparkling glitter--Dad couldn't resist doing a few shadow puppet routines.
I LOVED Dad's hand shadow--it looks like faery dust springing from the hand of a grande old elf.
But I'm not surprised--after all--Dad IS a Leprechaun in disguise.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
One can find all sorts of interesting things in my garden. A few mornings ago I came across this saw. The shadows were so intriguing I took a picture of them.
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Friday, July 16, 2010
This is the view from beneath the Independence Bridge. Can you see the cloud profile reflected in those still river waters?
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
What is so cute is Bootz, who sports the same color fur, has decided the dog is hers. When I'm working in the office she sleeps cuddled next to him, sprawls over him and even snoozes between those paws under that dog's hairy chin.
I guess I'll be keeping that humongous dog just where he is for now.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My adopted Bro's sweet daughter left for the hospital Sunday afternoon. They barely made it to the hospital before one-two-three, little Josiah was born!
Three hours later I held this new baby boy in my arms. I was overwhelmed with the amazing detail of his tiny hands and feet.
For a such a small fellow, he sure has a lot of strength in those hands. One thing is for certain, he has all of us wrapped around his little finger!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
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Saturday, July 10, 2010
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Friday, July 9, 2010
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Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Every year, as we wait for evening fireworks on the Fourth of July, we have the privilege of watching a pair of nesting Osprey. This year was special. She didn't bring home the "bacon," but something else entirely! Over the space of a couple of hours, I watched this bird drop at least five fish into her nest.
Her chicks within the nest put out quite a racket! One could hear them over the noise of hundreds of people. I felt so privileged to watch this bird in action.
This was the last catch of the day before the Osprey settled in for an exciting evening of fireworks.
I want to add here that I have a new blog, The Abandoned, dedicated to the photos Sissy and I take on our walks through the abandoned mega church complex near where we grew up. I hope you enjoy visiting!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
One of the most thrilling sights of the trip was that of the Willamette River which winds through Oregon's capitol city, Salem. The river was spectacular--I couldn't help noticing the island near Marion Street Bridge is heart-shaped. The island is a designated rookery where Blue Herons and other wild birds nest.
Just after I shot the Heart of the River, our helmsman began to lower the balloon toward the river.
A lady standing on the shore urged him to get a little closer--and he did!
We were so close to the water I caught this picture of myself taking a picture. Then our helmsman actually dipped the basket of the balloon into the water of the river! We were so close to the riverbank we bumped a boat moored at the edge and the basket caught for a moment on the side of a dock before we shot straight up the face of a wall of trees growing on the edges of the waterway.
What an adventure! More pictures to come!!!
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