Tag Archives: Eugene

Visiting Angie at Rest Haven

I’ve been missing my sweet friend Angie lately, partly because I know I could have talked to her about my Uncle Hal and she would understand the impact of his death on me.  I’d realized recently that I’d been driving past Rest Haven on my way to an appointment a week or so ago so I went to visit her yesterday.  There was construction going on there, it looks as if they are expanding Rest Haven.  I noticed a lot of birds singing and the groundskeepers were busy caring for the property.  DSC_0145It was so nice to see fall colors there, although it made me miss fall in Pittsburgh, PA!  Most interesting was that I wasn’t prepared for how happy I was going to be to see her picture again.  Her beautiful smile still shines on.  DSC_0142

I sent her mom and sister a close up of her picture and the other sweet happening has been that friends and family have been sharing and appreciating this photo as well. DSC_0143Angie died 8/1/1999 of cystic fibrosis.  She was a talented, loving, wise, and full of life individual that I’ve known since 1st grade soccer.  Valuable lessons she has taught me include taking care of my body because I only have one, that I should live fully, presently, and passionately, and most often to make sure I communicate with those I love honestly and openly.


Mother’s Day at Hendricks Park

Beautiful day for a hike with my mom at Hendricks Park.

Rhododendrum

Rhododendron

One of the children at the park was talking about the fairies that must visit this park, indeed it does look like fairyland.

One of the children at the park was talking about the fairies that must visit this park, indeed it does look like fairyland.


Spring is Coming

Here in the Pacific Northwest we’re enjoying some sunshine.  Daffodils are starting to bloom and other flowers have starts.  I apologize for my lack of photoblogging this winter!  All is well on the home front, just haven’t felt the photo inspiration until lately.  We’ve had some great sunsets lately that unfortunately my camera missed.  I’ve toted the camera around for two days now capturing this shot on my way home from church.

East of Alton Baker Park

East of Alton Baker Park


Playing with HDR from Kelly Butte

Gorgeous day out today with about 65 degrees and heading towards 74.  Today I practiced using HDR with my Nikon D5100 from Kelly Butte looking over both Springfield and Eugene.

Looking slightly Northeast over Springfield.

Looking slightly Northeast over Springfield.

Looking Southeast over Springfield.

Looking Southeast over Springfield.

Looking East over Springfield.

Looking East over Springfield.

Looking West over Eugene.

Looking West over Eugene.


Family Time

A walk today at Alton Baker park was just what the doctor ordered!  Great time to catch up with my friend and breath in the fresh air.  We came across this family on our walk, their young daughter was singing in the tree.IMGP4618Then we came across this family making there way through the park.  I imagine they were walking to their own jingle.  IMGP4619


Eugene Gem Faire

Yesterday three of my close friends and I partook in the Eugene Gem Faire.  It was the first time I had ever gone and boy were there gems, beads, and jewels galore!  IMGP4490One of my co-workers got us tickets, she and her husband were there with their booth with The Opal Zone.  I was on the hunt for blue beads as another of my co-workers ordered a custom lanyard from me.   It was so much fun scouring the tables for just the right beads.  IMGP4491Sure enough I found just what I wanted and got that lanyard finished last night.  IMGP4492


Armitage Park

Foggy day here in Oregon.  Enjoyed some time at the dog park with my boy Ming.  Few dogs there which was fine because he mostly wants to run circles around me.  IMGP4280

The funny part was watching him try to fit into a 10 gallon bucket of water, unfortunately I didn’t think to snap that photo.  I might have to check out the Crilly Nature Trail next time.

Crilly Nature Trail at Armitage Park

Crilly Nature Trail at Armitage Park