June 2015: Combers & Camels


Waldport, a three hour drive straight south (then west) from Portland, is a small, low-key town that faces the Pacific Ocean.  In the small downtown close to the water, there seems to be one of everything--grocery store, flea market, bar/drinking hall, massage studio, hair salon, bike rental place, bank, real estate office, high school, Mexican restaurant, bakery, post office, ice-cream joint, video store, glass/bead/fudge shop & gas station.  And every third weekend in June for 59 years, folks celebrate 'Beachcomber Days' which means everyone goes outside.  Thankfully this year it was sunny & warm for the pirate parade & most importantly, there were camels.



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(Photo Taken By CR, Waldport, OR) -Cell Phone Image-



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(Photo Taken By CR, Waldport, OR) -Cell Phone Image-



(Photos Taken By CR, GIF Made By JFK, Waldport, OR) -Cell Phone Images-

April 2015: Boom


Being on or even near these structures never fails to impress & cause me to hope I'm not riding across when an earthquake comes.

 Here are three favorite shots from a recent project working with the tagline, "Bridge to a Brighter Future."  



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Thanks for getting me here Amberdextrous!

March 2015: Some Island


Amber & I met some 8-10 years ago & worked together for maybe a year.  We caught up (biking around town eating & drinking) last summer & finally just hung out again.  Our trip to Sauvie Island was spur of the moment; we hiked around a marsh & saw a blue heron, a large frog & two skinny snakes.  We didn't buy beer to drink but we had yogurt, oranges & salty potato chips.  We went to the beach on the river & laid on a blanket in the nudist area where we watched the scenery & talked jobs, boyfriends, opportunities, family & big balls.



 
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January 2015: Flying Mid-Major


Sitting court-side for a Portland Pilots vs. St. Mary's Gaels basketball game means:

Using the only non-purple seats in the stadium
A referee often blocking the view
Flinching from balls thrown 
A strong possibility of touching the ball 
Remembering not to trip sideline refs or cross the court at half-time
Seeing sweat drip
Having hot dogs, popcorn, soda, candy, ice-cream & tons of junk food delivered personally
Screaming, trash-talking college fans in costumes one row behind
Realizing how much make-up cheerleaders wear
And maybe, just maybe, seeing the sport in a fun, new way 












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December 2014: Shut-Ins


Murmurs & snickers from a holiday trip to Colorado:

Two flights to Denver, two cars to Estes Park
Hiking the mountains, withstanding the wind, absorbing the peaks, spotting a coyote & herds of elk
Cooking vegetarian dinners, starting a fire with gel packs
Watching old movies (Harold & Maude, Stand By Me, The Shining, Christmas Vacation), completing a blurry puzzle
Exploring the strip of a non-ski town full of jewelry & taffy stores  
Slipping, sliding & hot-tubbing in a snowstorm
Packing up an art show, experiencing a ganja store
Birdman seen, Broncos beaten, Linger eaten



(The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado) -Digital File-



(The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado) -Digital File-



 
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(The Stanley Hotel, Bathroom, Estes Park, Colorado)  -Digital File-



 
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(Cub Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) -Digital File-



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(Photo Taken By JK, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) -Cell Phone Image-



(Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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(Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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(Emerald Lake, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado)  
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(Emerald Lake, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado)
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(Photo Taken By JKEmerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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(Photo Taken By JK, Dream Lake, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado) 
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(Emerald Lake Trail, Rocky Mtn. National Park, Colorado)
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(Estes Park, Colorado)
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(Photo Taken By JK, Estes Park, Colorado) 
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(Photo Taken By CR, Linger, Denver) 
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(Union Station, Denver) 
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