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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photo #244

Doesn't everybody begin a big DIY project right before a vacation?*
We're off to Scotland tomorrow for almost 3 weeks.
Yet we tore apart our master bath 2 weeks ago. Painting is almost
finished and the vanity arrived a bit late which created no end
of frustration. as we had to have it here in order to chose the
color of Marmoleum that would look best.
Now, after hours of painting I am ready for this vacation!

When we get back we'll finish the bathroom!
*whoops- where's the hammer and the spackle?

Photo #243

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Truck

Portland has oodles of food trucks!

Photo #242

Lucky Lab Brew Pub Hop Festival
In the beginning there weren't not too many

hop pickers.....but later there were lots of people!

Even the Governor of Oregon showed up!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Photo #241

One of our favorite summertime meals!

Basil, tomatoes,chopped Walla Walla onions,

mozzarella balls, olive oil and lime juice....yum

Don't forget to grind some fresh pepper over it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Photo #240

How many shadows are there?

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Photo #239

Big sister gets a gift also!

There's a new little baby girl in Fort Collins Colorado
and I made her big sister a little Ms Mouse and dolly quilt.
You can see both quilts here:

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Photo #235

Our Hops Will Be Harvested Monday!
We will be taking them to the Lucky Lab Brew Pub.
It's their annual Hop Day where we all take our
hops to donate. In return, we drink free ales
while picking all the hops off the vines
and eat free tasty bites. Six weeks from now we
will return and drink a few pints of our hops beer-
aptly named Mutt! It's a win win!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Photo #232

The Rodeo Was Fun Last Saturday!

Last Saturday we were in Weed California visiting our friends.
Every year we go to the Golden State Fair in Yreka and attend
almost all of the evening events. The rodeo is one of my favorites!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Photo #225 and 225.5

Two snaps from yesterday

A stroll down College Avenue leads to this great view of the Eddys.
Soaking wet Tuffy after a romp in the sprinkler!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Photo #224

Almost there!

On our way to Weed California to visit great friends!
Annual trip to visit and spend time
at the Yreka Golden State Fair!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Photo 217

Paddle boards are very popular here in Bend.
On our last full day in Bend Russell and I
took a 6 mile walk along the Deschutes River

Monday, August 1, 2011

Photo #214

Early morning sunshine
Woke up to this gorgeous day
We all had a fun dinner last night
with a lot of siblings, cousins etc.
We celebrated numerous summer
birthdays and graduations!