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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Day 30
Belltower, 1/30/08

The First Congregational Church is a Portland Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the South Park Blocks in downtown Portland on the corner of SW Park and Madison, across from the Portland Art Museum. The church is known for its Venetian Gothic architecture and the red-roofed bell tower that can be seen from many parts of the city. Two 100′ towers were removed in a 1940s’ modernization, leaving only this 185′ central tower.


Day 29
Two by Two, 1/29/08

Day 28
Warmth, 1/28/08

It’s just too cold in Portland right now!

Day 27
Hula, 1/27/08

These are two of the dancers of Hula Halau He Makana O Aloha, who performed at Mochitsuki 2008 with Aloha – the 12th Annual Japanese American New Year Celebration. This dance troup was led by instructors Ka’au Ahina and ‘Aukai La’a, who were absolutely amazing.

Day 26
Bus Stop, 1/26/08

The thing I like about using a point and shoot is that you can get these kind of cool, gritty looking photos. Sometimes, I think they can be interesting. I like this one.

Day 25
Euphorbia, 1/25/08

I love the bluish green color of this plant. It looks great, even in the dead of winter. I’m not positive, but I think it is one of the Euphorbias. They look really cool in the spring. The tip of the stalk becomes curved where the new growth is and makes the plant look like something from Lost in Space.

Day 24
Off-Center, 1/24/08

I had to take my camera in to be repaired because the sensor is scratched (more about that here). They told me it will be six to eight weeks before I get it back. In the meantime I am going to have to use my old camera, a Fuji S5000. I am really bummed. I’ve heard a good photographer should be able to take good photos with any kind of camera. It’ll be interesting to see what I learn in the next couple of months.

Day 23
Mt. Hood, 1/23/08

I love Wednesdays! That is the day when Sutree and I go somewhere for a hike. This week we went through the gorge to see the frozen waterfalls and then to Mt. Hood to walk in the snow. It was a gorgeous day.

I’ve lived in Oregon since 1986 and I am still in shock sometimes at just how beautiful it is here.

Day 22
Late Afternoon at Chinook Landing, 1/22/08

Today we went walking at Chinook Landing Marine Park. It has 67-acres of wetlands and wildlife habitat on the Columbia River.

Day 21
Martin Luther King Day, 1/21/08

Mr. Eugene Blackmon & Chosen Generation perform at the 23rd Annual “Keep Alive The Dream” Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.