It’s been a year since Sutree and I went to Italy and I still haven’t uploaded all of the photos I took. I look at them nearly every day though. I can’t wait to go back.
This is a particularly sweet memory. As we were hustling through the streets of Venice, I caught a glimpse of this butcher from the corner of my eye. I stopped and stepped back just in time to catch this tender moment.
Plum Blossoms, 3/4/08
Today I was feeling creative. This picture started out as a photograph I took of a vase of plum blossoms. I’ve also been working on setting up a store on zazzle where I am selling postcards, stamps, cards and posters that feature my photography. I added a section today for more artisic creations like this. You’ll find it listed under Product Lines in the right hand column.
Tree Peony, 5/8/09
Every once in awhile I take a photo that makes me really happy. This one makes me smile.
Scenic Oregon Coastline, 11/7/07
The weather here has been just crappy lately so my camera hasn’t been seeing much action. For this post I went looking through some older photos in search of something to remind me that it isn’t always like this. I took this on the central Oregon coast. Now this is why I live here!
Just a Cool Tree, 3/27/09
I love this tree. It lives in Crystal Springs Rhododendrum Park in Portland. I always have to take a few photos of it when I visit that park. Here’s a completely different view of it that I took almost a year ago.
Lovely Pair, 2/16/09
Did you know that pears are the state fruit of Oregon? Near Hood River, thousands of acres of pears flourish in the Columbia River Gorge beneath the snowcapped peak of Mt. Hood. Soon, the pear orchards will be in bloom with that gorgeous mountain behind them. I can’t wait!
Chocolate Cream Pie, 3/13/09
I’ve made a dangerous new discovery. I won a raffle last week and the prize was a freshly made pie from Random Order, a coffeehouse within walking distance of my house. They bake 22 different kinds of pie. I chose this chocolate cream pie that is made with 3 different kinds of chocolate and fresh whipped cream. Wow! It’s incredible! It tastes amazing – rich, light and creamy with a yummy, flaky crust. Oh man, I’m in trouble.
The first signs of spring are beginning to show in Portland. It’s been one wacky winter here. I lost count of how many times we saw snow on the valley floor this year. The thermometer is creeping up, ever so slowly, but every little bit is something to celebrate. Hurray!
We seem to have a lot of colorful buildings here in Portland, maybe to take attention away from the rainy winter days. This one, on Glisan and 28th, houses Pambiche, a great Cuban restaurant.