Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Florney Valley Red Barn

I have posted this red barn before, but not with this tall grass.

Florney Valley Red Barn

This is a post from Oct 2006. I see they cut down the bush on the left and traded the wood fence post for metal. I much prefer the wood but I'm sure the new one will last much longer.

It was 108 here yeaterday. That is almost unheard of for this area. It only got to 103 today. Sheesh! I am not loving this heat wave. But then I work in a nice cool office and have a nice cool home.

I am concerned about of the homeless folks in the area. They are warning people to stay indoors out of the heat, but when you have no "indoors" thats pretty hard. Yesterday some of the staff where I work took a van around with cold water, ice and sun screen to pass out to anyone they found needing some relief. They will continue to do this as long as this heat wave lasts.

I'm headed up to Salem for a meeting tomorrow and will be back Friday evening. I'm hoping for a greatly air conditioned meeting room and hotel room.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hubbard Creek Fixer-Upper

Yesterday I couldn't post by pasting from flickr but today my paster is fixed.. unlike this old building which definately could use some fixing :)

Hubbard Creek Fixer-Upper

My son and his family are here from Oklahoma so I'm not getting to anyone's blog to comment. Next week I'll be commenting again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lion Collage

I have company this weekend and don't have time to post, so I'm moving yesterday's post from my Wildlife Safari blog over here. My apologies to those who are seeing this twice but these animals are so beautiful they deserve a second look.


I was touched by an email I received yesterday from Amy in Virginia. (Hi Amy) Amy and her daughter had watched a pair of lion cubs grow up at their local zoo and had fallen in love with the animals. When more lion cubs were born at the zoo, the two older cubs had to be moved to other wildlife facilities. Amy did a web search to see where the cubs moved to and discovered one was going Wildlife Safari in Winston Oregon and found my Wildlife Safari blog.

In Amy's email she said: "I was wondering if you might be willing to watch over our male lion cub Granby when he arrives at your beautiful wildlife park. I would love to find out how he is doing and see images as he grows"

Of course I look forward to Granby's arrival and will share news and photos of him as I get them.

I decided to put together a collage of some of my favorite Wildlife Safari lion posts so Amy can see how well and happy the lions are here.

Lion Collage1

Lion Collage 2

Lion Collage 3

Friday, July 17, 2009

Oregon Sunset - Skywatch Friday

This isn't a new shot but is newly edited.

Oregon Sunset

Check out other SkyWatch Friday posts here

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Melqua Barn in Yellow

Although I am not a big fan of summer, I do like the flowers and changes of scenery it brings. This old building is totally surrounded with this gorgeous yellow crop. I don't know for sure what it is but my guess is mustard?

Melqua Barn in Yellow

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Raymon and Kyle at the Coast

This is my grandson Raymon and his brother Kyle. These two high energy 10 year olds were the reason for my coast trip over the weekend. The two boys, my daughter, Christy, and I all had a lot of fun.

Raymon was an only child for a lot of years but when his dad remarried a few years ago he gained 2 sisters and 3 brothers. He loves being a part of this large family and especially loves his brother Kyle. They are best buddies as well as brothers.
They don't like to be called step-brothers. They are BROTHERS!

These two are such good kids and can be soooo funny at times. We laughed a lot. It was a good weekend.

Raymon & Kyle at the Coast

Raymon & Kyle at the Coast

Raymon & Kyle at the Coast

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunset Beach

The weather was perfect at the coast. A favorite stop along the coast loop near Coos Bay Oregon, is Sunset Beach. The island with the dead trees is the main landmark (or watermark?)at this beach. I have no idea what killed these trees but they have been this way as long as I remember.

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Elise and Tom In New York

To be young and in love is a wonderful thing, no matter
what city you live or where you are, if you have each other, you have it all!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Coos Bay and Newport Boats

I'm off to Coos Bay for a couple days. Will be back Sunday evening. My last trip to the coast the sun was sooo bright I couldn't get any decent shots. Hopefully today will be the cold, foggy, drizzly Oregon coast weather I love :)

Coos Bay and New Port

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yellow Carpet

This looks like a beautiful yellow carpet between the rows of trees in the orchard.

Yellow Carpet

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Needful Things - Hubbard Hardware

Some of you may remember a series of photos I did of some wonderful old things that sit or hang by an old building on a country road. You can check it out by clicking the Needful Things link below. Every time I go out there I find something interesting that I hadn't noticed the time before.

I wonder what type of hardware came in this box and whose hands put the hardware to use.

Hubbard Hardware

The name Needful Things comes from a Stephen King book that has an old antique shop full of.. yep, you guessed it... needful things.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Florney Valley Beauty

Yesterday's post was taken on Florney Valley Road not far from me. This shot was taken on the same road the same day.

Florney Valley Pasture

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Florney Valley Fixer Upper

Patch a few holes, fix the roof, add a new coat of paint and it would be a good as new.

Florney Valley Fixer-Upper

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to those who celebrate this day.

I put this scene together two years ago today but thought it was worth a repeat.

4th Of July

Friday, July 3, 2009

Glide Turkey Barn... in Summer

I've posted photos of this old flattened-out turkey barn before. The back part is broken down and I don't know how long the front part will stay up so I keep driving back out to snap another shot... just in case its the last.

Glide Turkey Barn Take2

Glide Turkey Barn in Winter

Snow on barn

Glide Turkey Barn in fall


First time I ever won anything! I bid online against other photographers. No I was not the cheapest, a smart consumer would not go that way if looking for quality photography! They wanted me there 5:30 am, of course they shown up after 6:30 but never-the-less we made great images and really enoyed ourselves! It's my pleasure to show my new Indian friends ( one couple from California, one from Edison Nj and one from Bayonne Nj) how we do things in Staten island!