I have a newfound admiration of anyone who can take good photographs of children. I spent this day taking photos of O’Rion, Isaiah and Gillian (Sutree’s niece and nephews). I had no idea how hard it is to shoot kids. Definately not a career path I will be choosing!
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When Jantzen Beach Amusement Park opened in 1928, it was the biggest amusement park in the country. Sadly, this carousel is all that is left of it. Even sadder, it is currently housed in a shopping mall. I think that is why the horses appear to be in such anguish!
I love amusement parks. I grew up in Ohio, not far from Cedar Point, so roller coasters are in my blood! We don’t have any good amusement parks in the Pacific Northwest. That’s one of the few faults I can find with living in Oregon.
Home to Saturday Market on the weekends, Ankeny Plaza was at one time the city center of Portland.
Glass spires of the Oregon Convention Center at dusk.
On Wednesdays, Sutree and I try to get out and go hiking somewhere. Today we spent the day on Sauvie Island. It was fabulous. We spent about 2.5 hours hiking around the Wapato Access Greenway. It’s the first time I’ve been there and I can’t wait to go back – I loved it!
We saw dozens of garter snakes and all kinds of birds. Then we drove around the island, stopping of at several of the wildlife area trails. Unfortunately, the trails are all closed until April 15 but now we know where to find them for next time. It was one of my favorite Wednesdays yet.
This Red-flowering Currant is one of my favorite shrubs. I always look forward to when it is in bloom. I don’t care too much for it’s smell though. For this reason I think it is best viewed from afar!