The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Monday, February 28, 2011

Photo #59

Large Second Growth Douglas Fir

"When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and

when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our

personality and get into the forest again, we shall

shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen

to us so that we don't know ourselves .

Cool, unlying life will rush in."

D.H. Lawrence

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photo #57

Yesterday I walked down the trail.
This trail leads to the Willamette River.
The bridge was built in 1920 to replace
the original wooden covered bridge.
That bridge crossed the creek on
Old River Road much closer to the river.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Photo #55.5

Take two....
After reading Eric Alder's comment on Photo #55, I went back
outside and took another photo of the snowy chair. I agree
that the pure white snow is more appealing to me than the
early morning blue tinged snow.
Thanks Eric!
and for more blue and white snowy photos go here:

Photo #55

Well...not that much of a surprise as the
weather folks have been telling us for a few
days to expect these snow flakes. It's fun to
wake up to a bluish white world.
I can hear the kids now, "Snow Day!"

Monday, February 21, 2011

Photo #52

Company for Breakfast
Out of town guests equates to Walnutty Waffles

Walnutty Buttermilk Waffles
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup (5 Tablespoons) melted butter
Beat eggs well, add dry ingredients and beat til smooth,
stir in melted butter til well mixed.
Bake in waffle iron til golden brown.
Serve with your favorite waffle condiments. Yum

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Photo #51

In the Winter Our Sunshine is Metered!

We are having a rare few days of winter sunshine.

Everyone is outside with faces turned up to the sun.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Photo #50

Portland bicyclist's have room for fun
Bike racks and bike paths can be found everywhere.
This bike rack is outside the Green Dragon.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo #49.5

Double Vision
My eye sees this two ways. Looking down into a reflection.
Or looking into another universe.
Sort of a hole in reality. Do I dare step into this?
As you can see I have two photos for this day. I originally
posted the full moon below Photo #49 and then admonished
myself for breaking my "rule" of no duplicate images
and I had already posted a full moon in January.
So I guess every month there
will be a full moon image along with another image.
I am writing the rules as I go...hahahah.

Photo #49

Full Snow Moon
The Farmers Almanac says the full moon in February
can also be called the Full Hunger Moon. This was
taken at 9:23pm last night outside City Hall.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photo #48

Snow Day!
I looked out the window yesterday and
SURPRISE! It was snowing. But only for a bit.
After awhile the sun came out and that was that.
Pretty to look at and no shoveling involved.
The toad named Bufo, is a copper sculpture done by a good
friend of ours Keith Jellum. You can see more
of his work here:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Photo #47

Just another roadside attraction.
While out in the wine country Sunday
I spotted this little gem of a photo op!
Love the parking meter!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Photo #46

Every Monday Eric Alder posts one of his photos on his
Bifocal Univision blog and we are all invited to write
a poem or whatever to accompany his photograph.
Naturally I like to accompany his image with one of mine.
So here they are!
Rain weeps on
a cold stony heart while my
snowy heart melts

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo #45

Happy Valentines Day!
This might seem like a peculiar photo for
Valentines Day to some. But for me it's a
perfect image. We fall in love and we
fall out of love for one reason or another.
When one door closes another will open.
So there you are.
My Happy Valentines Day photo to all of you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photo #43

Spring Is Just Around the Corner
We can hear the birds chirping in the morning
and our chickens are laying more eggs. So we
know that spring is just around the corner!
for more Six Word Saturday's go to:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Photo #42

Sewer Construction in Lake Oswego
This has been a two year process and hopefully
by May 31st this year the lake will be back to normal!
This is a panorama shot that unfortunately does not
have great resolution (Blogger does have it's limits).
So, for a better resolution photo please go here:
or simply double click on the image.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photo #41

South Indian Dance
Dancers from Portland's Kalabharathi School of Dance
performing Bharathanatyam, an ancient South Indian
dance form. This performance was part of the
5th Annual Lake Oswego Reads.
This year we all have been reading
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
For more in-depth information go here:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Photo #39

A Collection of Memories
When my husband and I first met and began to date
I noticed that in his home there wasn't any "stuff"
around. But after awhile I saw that he had a little
growing pile of movie tickets, matchbooks from restaurants,
playbills from theatres we had gone to etc. It was like an
archeological dig of our relationship in a way. Now over 20
years later I realize that it isn't that he just has piles of
"stuff". These are his memories and souvenirs of all our
years together. And that is so very sweet.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Photo #37

The One Motorcycle Show

This was a fun motorcycle show.
Lots of old motorcycles,
great place to people watch
and appropriately loud heavy metal music.
The show featured 50+ vintage and
modern custom motorcycles from top of the
line race bikes to a steam bike.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Friday, February 4, 2011

Photo #35

Champagne dreams
And caviar wishes
Pour me a beer
While I wash our dirty dishes

After viewing Eric Alder's tease of a photo prompt-
I had to respond with my photo and little ditty.
Thanks Eric!
Eric's photo prompt is directly below with the link
enabling you to participate and view more photos!

For More Monday Photo's on Bifocal Univision go here:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photo #34

Garden Buddha
Many years ago this was a birthday present.
Such a peaceful gift for our garden.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo #33

Worktable in Russell's Den
While Lucy suns herself, Russell works
on his latest project- hand building a
black powder rifle. It may look like chaos,
but it's actually quite organized. We each have
a space we can call our own for messy projects.
Mine is usually full of fabric bits and pieces.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011