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

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Photo #213

Shadow on Oak leaf

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Photo #212

Another Roadtrip Ahead-Family Reunion Tomorrow

We'll be driving to Bend Oregon tomorrow for a few days.

Almost all of the 9 sibs will be together for fun and laughter.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Photo #211 and 211.5 and much much more

The 23rd year of Oregon Brewers Festival

The last full weekend in July will find us and many more
lined up at the multitude of beer taps tasting all the
new delicious brews. We always go the first day so as to
not miss any especially lipsmacking good hoppy beers.
Additionally, another entertaining part of the day
is the people watching and T-shirt reading. Cheers!

Viking beer drinker with two beer dispensers...

Somehow I don't think he's working on his tan...

This is one of the best t-shirts seen this year....

Flip side.......

Volunteer beer pourer......he's a hop head for sure...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photo #210 and 210.5

Stuck in traffic? Take photos!

I spent 15 minutes in summer road construction-
there are worse places to be than this bucolic site!

Further on I was at a rather long red light- serendipity strikes again!!
This is the latest Lake Oswego aquisition for it's "Gallery without Walls".
Sculptures are placed around the city in a rotation of two years and
residents vote once a year which one they want to keep.
This elephant was the favorite this year.
I am not sure where this elephant was going-
I assume to it's new site.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Photo #209 and 209.5

Luscher Farm Barn with Sunflower
Meanwhile, back in our neighborhood-our neighbors behind us have added to their backyard barnyard.
Beside the lovely Aracana chickens they now have two Pygmy goats.
They hope to eventually rent out these two
Billy goats (neutered) for brush removal!
In our little city one can have barnyard animals in the backyard as long as they don't weigh more than 45 pounds and that no one complains- and who would? I'd rather hear a little goat going "Baa baa baa" than a noisy dog barking all day long!!! It's rather amusing to me!

Their names are Billy and Noah. Very cute little goats.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Photo #208 and 208.5

Looking through my hops arbor.....

My little garden is finally growing!

Far left are the 4 types of hops, then the winter squash, then the tomatoes , the hedge of basil and finally sage and green beans! And that's just this side of the garden.....

Photo #207

Do you know what this is?
And what it's for?

We have one- bought in a second hand
shop in Edinburgh- makes delicious oatmeal!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Photo #206

Time seems to fly by in the summer.....

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Photo #205

Whoops-someone is missing their sunglasses

We've had such a wet cool summer that it's understandable that a person could forget where they left their seldom used sunglassses.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Photo #199

Yesterday we made pickles....

They'll be ready in 6 weeks-

12 are for our friends in Weed

and 12 are for my son Paul....

Next week we'll make 12 more for us.

Yummy hot and spicy.....

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Photos #195,196,197 and 198

A Few Photographs From Ollalie Lake

Early morning shot from my kayak
The Bald Eagle - I usually find him/her at the far end of the lake

Gorgeous day looking out of my little cabin

Woke up at 5am and got this almost full moon shot....
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Photo #193 and more from Bubba's Place

I'm feeling rather Seussian today......

Lucky is our neighbors cat
He loves dogs
Just think of that!


photo by Eric Alder

Eric's dog is
On the chair
Is that his
Pied-à-terre ?

Photo #192

A Spotted Owl Visits the Farmers Market

This lovely owl lives at the Audubon Society's
sanctuary in NW Portland.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Photo #190

This tiny photo was sent to us by our friends who own a "croft"
in Inverness Scotland- we'll be there in September!

Photo #189

Backyard Egg Producers
Our two banties keep us well supplied with eggs
and take care of the bugs and slugs also!

Photo #188

Late Afternoon Siesta

Russell has been getting up early to watch the Tour de France.

So by later afternoon he's ready for a nap! So is Lucy!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Photo #185

My Garden is Growing!

After being gone for 9 days I went

to my little garden yesterday at

Luscher Farm to see what I could pick .

Wow! I had a yellow zucchini, lots of spinach,

kale and basil. Even some more asparagus!

So I made a tasty soup and will make a

dessert today from the rhubarb I pulled out!

Yum-it's good to be home!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Photo #184

Self-portrait reflected in my lap top

Halfway through my 2011 Photo Project

Only 181 more days left in this year...

Where do the days go?

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Photo #183

One last look before I leave
Yesterday I left Berthoud and drove back to Boulder.
We went to the old town of Golden for dinner
and this gorgeous mesa is above the town.

I fly home this afternoon.