Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PAM adventure







I have been totally delinquent with my blog because my home computer is a wreck.  Here's some shots I took at Portland Art Museum recently.  These are all Lensbaby Sweet 50 which as you can see is so so sweet.  Favorites on this visit?  The Blue Sky exhibit, The Enclave, by Richard Mosse, Forbidden Fruit, APEX and In Passionate Pursuit.  Get on down there with your bad self.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Forest magic





These from my 4th Punchbowl hike of the year- first time walking down the extra path to the extra viewpoint with that EXTRA AMAZING waterfall.  Thank you, Oregon.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Dahlias dahlias and more dahlias





Dancing dahlias





Funny I took 470 Lensbaby shots at the dahlia fest and couldn't WAIT to see the Plastic optic ones first.   Plastic + SuperWide + Creative Ap = not the same old dahlias!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A walk in the woods





My fourth trip to Punchbowl this year.  Can't wait to go back.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Punchbowl Falls




Such a great adventure- love this place.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From the Iris Garden


but not Iris... haha

On a lighter note.. High FIVE to Julian on his 5th birthday





On my soapbox

Land of the free and the home of the brave?  Who's brave enough to stop this?  Grow some balls, America. The Second Amendment was written in a very different time.  The civilized world thinks you're a bunch of gun-toting morons.  Prove them wrong.  Just this morning on NPR there was an interview with Michael Waldman, who just wrote a book about the Second Amendment, that I wish everyone would listen to.  Meanwhile, as I was brushing my teeth getting ready for work, at that moment a kid was shooting in his high school 15 miles away.  He killed a student and injured a teacher.  Listen/read here:  http://n.pr/1l6WNpg
I know there are responsible gun owners.  I know a few.  It sickens me to kids playing with guns- toys or real ones.  My own nephew plays with toy guns that look incredibly real.  If I didn't know him and I saw him walking down my street with them - I would call the cops.  I fear he will get shot by a Florida moron with a real gun.  This is not the Wild West, there is nobody coming to invade- and if they do- we have an army for that!  We also have a police force.  The first time I ever saw a gun was at the American Embassy in London.  Then we moved here and they were everywhere!  Your old amendment from 1789 has to be changed.  It's 2014 and it's pretty flippin' obvious that guns end up in the hands of the wrong people every single day.  Today's shooting was the 74th school shooting since Adam Lanza shot up an elementary school and killed 26 people in Newtown, Ct.  THAT WAS LESS THAN 2 YEARS AGO.  It's sick.  It's barbaric.  It's Bullshit.  And it's not like the Second Amendment is the only one that has been interpreted to mean something different than the original article in 1789.  Look at the First for God's sake (pun intended).  Freedom of religion is stretched greatly in everyday American life.  To quote my friend Thann Clark, " I will listen all to all of your arguments about how sacred the 2nd amendment is, right after you agree to take "In God we Trust" off our money, remove all copies of the Ten Commandments from courthouses, and ban any form of prayer at the start of city council meetings and public school ceremonies. While we are at it, lets get rid of taking oaths on a bible, and remove all holiday religious displays from public property. Agree to properly enforce the 1st amendment and then lets talk about the 2nd."

Friday, May 30, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014