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Quiet of Nature

A trip to Toledo, Oregon did a body, mind, and soul some good.  The instant quiet of nature away from the bustle of city life always relaxes me.  The morning air after a nice rain.

Off Yasek Loop in Toledo, Oregon.

Off Yasek Loop in Toledo, Oregon.

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Afternoon at Fall Creek

My sister wanted to get to the water so we decided to take a drive to Fall Creek today with my dog Loki.  Luke warm water today with a high of 87 there were a few boats out; other than one family gathering we were on our own for the most part.

Fall Creek

Fall Creek

Fall Creek is an unincorporated community southeast of Springfield/Eugene.  In 2000 there were only 1553 people living there.  Not sure there’s any more than that.

Fall Creek Dam

Fall Creek Dam

Fall Creek has spots for boats, camping, picnics, hikes, and appears dog friendly.  At least Loki thought so.

Loki the scavenger

Loki the scavenger

All in all a relaxing afternoon with my sister and our guy Loki, enjoying the Oregon summer.

Always up for an adventure.

Always up for an adventure.

 

 


Sisters, Oregon

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Three Sisters

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Two Sisters

We drove through Sisters, Oregon this weekend on our way to see my brother and sister-in-law.  I’ve decided I’ve got to spend some more time in this beautiful town and made plans to meet up with Lisa hopefully in the next year for a little get away.  Oregon never ceases to amaze me both in the stunning natural creations but also the diversity of sights to see.   IMGP4064


For SarahLyn

IMGP3983Started my morning photographs with my macro lens, thinking of & remembering SarahLyn.  IMGP3982

Avi & friends put together a beautiful time together this afternoon. He shared with us his life with SarahLyn and their adventures over the years. It was clear she has been loved by many. Of the many things I learned about SarahLyn, one thing I loved hearing about was that the masks she made were all made from her molding them to her own face.  Appreciate seeing these many faces of SarahLyn, so creative, talented, funny, determined, and head strong.  IMGP3991


Diagnosed with Photography Withdrawal

Seriously, today is Wednesday and I’m already aching to take photographs & so far I just haven’t remembered to lug the camera to work!  Yesterday on my lunch break I started taking photos with my cell phone (which I dislike because the pictures are way too grainy & I’m just not patient with the whole touch screen phone camera shooting).  Oy.

So this morning I decided to get that camera out in my rose garden, the roses have been fabulous this season.  I feel better already 🙂 IMGP3972 IMGP3973 IMGP3974 IMGP3975 IMGP3976


Powerful Place

Kendra and I have re-started our Saturday morning walks a few weeks ago; today my camera came along.  IMGP3812 No matter how long I’ve lived here, I still find myself amazed by the natural beauty that surrounds us. IMGP3811