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

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Photo #181

Colorado Rockies from Estes Park

We drove up to Estes Park yesterday.

A spectacular drive and a fun day.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photo #179

Looking into the window of an antique store

Did a bit of window shopping and walking

around Berthoud Colorado. Couldn't resist this shot.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Photo #177

Shadow Shot Sunday Photo

A very lonely rhubarb plant will soon

have company....I plan to finish this little

garden with tomatoes, cucumbers,zucchini

and hot peppers! And maybe some sunflowers!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Photo #173

Beginning of Elkhorn Criterion Bicycle Races

The weather interfered with some of the races.

After two injuries this race was stopped.

Later on the rain stopped and the rest of the

criterion races were completed.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Photo #171 and 171.5

Tom's helicopter flew into the air
but only for a brief moment
Then CRASH! into a tree,
BASH! onto the roof
and BAM! it hit the dirt
No hands could save it......
Unread directions fluttered in the breeze......
Too bad they were written only in Chinese.........

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Photo #169 and 169.5

Once again we head 300 miles east to Baker City Oregon.
We are here to visit friends and watch
the Elkhorn Stage Bicycle Races.
We stopped in La Grande for lunch at Mt Emily Ale House.
Russell had a Buffalo Burger and I had Thai Chicken Salad.
We both had the Hells Canyon IPA.
and here's Josie- the nicest and friendliest person
behind the taps this side of the Cascades!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Photo #168

My little garden

20'x20' of green goodness

I've had this space for at least 10 years

and I grow a lot of food for two people

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Photo #167 and 167.5

Full Strawberry Moon

This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
An unusually long total lunar eclipse occured last night as the moon turned full (June 15) for skywatchers across parts of South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
At its peak, the total eclipse of the moon lasted 100 minutes, making it the longest lunar eclipse in 11 years. The eclipse was not visible from North America, but observers across a wide swath of the Eastern Hemisphere had a chance to see the lunar event.

Another image from Portland Art Museums Car Exhibit

(PS Look closely and you will see me)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Photo #165

Imani feeding the Luscher Farm Chickens

We tried feeding them dandelions. The

chickens preferred weeds with seed heads!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Photo #164 and more

photo provided by Eric Alder of

There once was a Farmer MacHabbit

Who hated the greedy Peter rabbit

All the veggies were bitten

Chewed up and messily spitten

So he bombed him with carrots "Dagnabbit!"

These carrots made it to Lake Oswego's Farmers Market!
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photo #161

Kidz R Fun

Took care of two little sisters today.

What a hoot and I'm putting my feet up!

I drew basic paper dolls and Elliana

and Imani colored and cut out.

Photo #160


Our next door neighbors cat.

Lisa has definite boundaries.

Only Tom and Steve are allowed.

The rest of us must step back and

only adore from afar!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Photo #158

Photo of Mt Hood from Timberline Lodge
On our way home we stopped at Timberline Lodge
to enjoy the view and have lunch.
Here's more info about Timberline:

Russell and I waiting for our lunch.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Photo #157 and 157.5

Golf course rabbit.....and urban deer

We have been visiting Stephan and Cheryl while house hunting in Bend.We've taken lots of long walks (one was at least 7 miles) and are learning our way around this high desert city.

We even found a house we we have to go home and get our house ready to sell!