Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More Snow

Two more shots from my “mad woman run” yesterday morning. It warmed up today and melted the last of the snow :( . Hopefully we’ll get some more this winter.

Sheep in Snow

Lookingglass in Snow

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


This is a rare sight for this area. We hardly ever get snow and when we do it’s usually gone in a few hours. So when I awoke to snow this morning, I called work to say I would be late and spent an hour running around like a mad woman capturing every flake I possibly could before it disappeared!



Monday, November 27, 2006

A Sutherlin Barn

This was one of the barns I discovered when I got the shots of Spanish Moss from yesterdays post.

3 barnsb

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Spanish Moss Fantasy

Yesterday I drove out on a country road I had yet to explore, looking for old barns. I did find a couple cool barns, but I also found a fantasy land made of Spanish Moss and lichen. This appeared to be an old, abandoned apple orchard. I think the trees with the Spanish Moss were oak trees. The moss was draped like garland across some of the trees. On others it was hanging straight down to the ground. No Christmas tree was ever more beautiful….




Friday, November 24, 2006

Oregon Coast.. wishing I was there

I was wishing I could head to the coast this weekend but I don't think its going to be so I dug out a photo from last summer.

Oregon Coast

I also discovered how to have larger photos on here. Instead of uploading this photo to Blogger, I uploaded it to Flickr and linked from there. This is cool and the Flickr account is free.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Black Tail Fawn

Could anything be cuter?

I promised my grandson I would post a picture of a car he drew. Raymon is 7.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Front View

Some of you saw the side of this barn last week at Mildred's Place. Isn't she beautiful?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Two days until Thanksgiving in the US. Turkey is traditionally on the American Thanksgiving menu. While I was processing these photos to post, I thought about a song I learned about 50 years ago.

I heard Mr Turkey say
Gobble, gobble, gobble
Soon will be Thanksgiving Day
Gobble, gobble, gobble

People say it is great fun
But I think that I shall run
And hide until the day is done
Gobble, gobble, gobble

Friday, November 17, 2006

Brosi Orchard

I donated some framed photos for a United Way auction today. This is the one that got the most attention and the best price.

This is a shot of a local orchard close to my home.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mildred's Peacocks

These are some of the beautiful peacocks that roam around Mildred's place.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mildred's Place

Those who visit my blog often, know I have a "thing" about old barns. Here is yet another one.

When Mildred Kanipe died, she willed her farm to the county. The county preserved the old farm and the buildings and made a county park out of it. Its a beautiful, peaceful place to visit with several old barns and tool sheds, acres of hiking and horse riding trails, beautiful old trees and peacocks everywhere. Its closed for the winter but when I stopped by to take some photos from the gate last weekend, the caretaker saw me and invited me in to "take all the pictures I wanted". He was a nice elderly gentleman with a wonderful southern drawl.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Loooooooooong Barn

This poor old barn has seen better days and I have never seen one quite so long. I wonder if they raised chickens there at one time. This barn is on the North Umpqua Highway, east of Roseburg.

Meg, your guess was good... and funny :)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Not Your Ordinary Barn

It does look like an ordinary barn, but this building is far from that. Tomorrow I'll show you why :)

Friday, November 10, 2006

October Sunset

This was my entry in the DPChallenge October Challenge. I came in 241 out of 618 :)

Thursday, November 9, 2006

The Storm

This series of photos are from last winter when I was lucky enough to be at the ocean when a storm hit. I was so excited and was crazily snapping pictures. This man walked down close to the water and stood watching. I was afraid he was going to be swept away but I couldn't stop shooting him. Words can't describe how awesome it was watching this storm.

These photos are much more effictive in the larger version.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Fall Reflections

I hope everyone isn't sick of Fall photos yet because I found some awesome colors in gorgeous surroundings over the weekend. We're supposed to have heavy winds here tonight so this might be the last of the leaves still on the trees and bushes. I hope not. I haven't had my fill of Fall colors yet!

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Shed and Blackberry Vines

I took a drive today looking for interesting things to shoot. I've driven by this shed lots of times but this was the first time I really saw it. This was taken near Glide, Oregon.

Saturday, November 4, 2006


I'm lazy and haven't downloaded the photos I took today so this is a repeat of the one I posted on the 30 Day Macro Challenge on DPC.

Friday, November 3, 2006

The Spawning

This is a shot from two years ago.. this same time of year. Its my favorite of all my photos.

I stopped by a river to get a shot of a sunset. I forgot the sunset when I saw the Chinook Salmon spawning so close to shore. These Salmon always return to their place of birth to spawn and this poor hen was banged up from her trecherous journey from the Pacific Ocean to this spot 100 miles up the Umpqua river in Douglas County Oregon. Chinook Salmon die after they spawn. This graceful lady has finished her life's task. Her eggs are buried in a gravel nest beneath her, the male has fertilized them and gone his own way... and she is waiting to die.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Fog in Fall

Last week we had a beautiful foggy day so I took a couple hours off work and drove around chasing the fog. I caught up with it a few times and got some shots I liked.