Monday, June 30, 2008

Cat And Quilt

This amazing quilt, obviously cat approved, was a creation of and gift to us from my mother-in-law. It's finally warm enough here in Oregon (at least this week) to ditch the down comforter and place this gorgeous textile on our bed for the summer.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Steam Train In Oaks Bottom

The SP&S 700 steams through Oaks Bottom giving promotional rides for Oaks Park and the Oregon Public Railroad.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The PS&P 700 Steam Train

Today we rode the steam train at Oaks Park. This is the Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700, the third largest operating steam engine in North America. The SP&S 700 is owned by the City of Portland. The Oregon Public Railroad runs it at Oaks Park a couple of times a year as a fundraiser.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lighthouse Abstract

An abstract of the Yaquina Head light that I took through the floorboards of the top floor.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wedding Photographer

Grandson, Sean, gets into the wedding photographing with his dad's video camera.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


My daughter, Sarah, and her new spouse, Nina, got married at the Overlook House, Portland, OR, yesterday.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Nina On Her Wedding Day

One good shot I caught of my new daughter-in-law at the wedding today.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Full Moon Rising 10:09 pm

Got together with my husband and my neighbor tonight to drive across the river to the hills of John's Landing. From there we were able to get a good view of the full moon rising. This is actually the color of the moon, probably because there was so much haze in the air.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cape Lookout

Took this from Anderson's Viewpoint, a turnout on US HWY 101, just south of Tillamook, OR. This spectacular view looks north over Netarts Spit toward Oceanside.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Yaquina Head Light

One of 14 lighthouses in Oregon. It is the tallest, lit in 1873 as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse. It has a first order Fresnel lens.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lucky Friday The Thirteenth

Hugh and I started a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast today. We were actually planning on the previous weekend but we're delighted we waited as the weather is fabulous!
Caught this twilight shot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge at Newport, Oregon at the end of a beautiful day. The bridge was opened September 6, 1936. It is one of about 20 Oregon bridges designed by US bridge engineer, Conde McCoullough, who worked for ODOT and was also a professor at Oregon State University.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dude And His Indian

Met this guy on a walk in our little Westmoreland downtown. I loved the chance to see an Indian Motorcycle up close for the first time. He was revved up and ready to ride yet he let me snap a photo of him with his shiny wheels.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pearl Street House

Took this photo on my recent stop in Eugene. This is the first house I owned. We moved here in late '73 or early '74 just after Andy started walking. I clearly remember asking Joanna, who was about 2, to help me keep an eye on Andy so he didn't fall down the outside steps or wander out of the yard since there was no fence.
It was a great little house for our tiny family. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, on this nice corner lot. We bought at $16,000 and sold in a couple of years for the same price. Looks like it's still in good shape today, 30 years later.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Patty Makes S'mores

Yesterday I went to a bridal shower for my daughter, Sarah. Patty, and her daughter, Lisa, hosted. The party had a camping theme. Patty is the classiest when it comes to entertaining. Here she is making desert s'mores on her griddle.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lucky Day

I've heard that if you go to Tokyo and see Mt. Fuji when you're there, it's a lucky day. It's the same with Portland and Mt. Hood, I think. Hood is usually hidden from us by grey, cloudy skies. Today, however, was a gorgeous spring day and the view of Mt. Hood was spectacular! I drove into the hills above John's Landing to find a place to show as much of the mountain as possible and found a place that included sight of the Willamette River. Do click to make the photo larger; the mountain's majesty shows off well that way. Truly, a lucky day!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

At The Mongolian Barbeque

This is fun! Here, I'm photographing my grand-niece, Zoe, who is feeding herself. I was using natural light only which made this an interesting motion shot.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pink Dogwood

A cool thing about living in Oregon again is all the flowers and flowering trees in spring. My neighbor just installed a pink dogwood tree in his parking strip from which this photo was taken.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Inner Peony

I shot this on a less windy day so I was able to get incredible depth of field. I think the innards of this peony look like someting that would grow on an alien planet.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Found Image

I forgot to post this image when I made it around three weeks ago. I just found it again tonight. I've taken this shot before, however, on May 24th, Hugh and I went to see a movie there at the end of an unusually warm day for May. The light was incredible in the sky before we went into the theater. When the movie was over, we were greeted by sheets and sheets of rain from a severe thunderstorm!
I love the light in this photo; it brings out the detail in the movie theater facade. Click on the photo to see the detail.

Monday, June 2, 2008


From a neighbor's yard, this Calla lily called to me. I compensated for all the white, both in camera and in Photoshop. Perhaps I should have made the mat black so as not to call so much attention to the lily color.