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Scenic Oregon Coastline
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
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
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
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.

Crocus Bouquet
Awakening, 3/13/09

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!

Pambiche
Pambiche, 3/8/09

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.

Tom Cramer Mural
Art Wall, 3/6/09

This mural is by the artist Tom Cramer. It’s on the side of Ciao Vito, a restaurant on NE Alberta in Portland. I’m still working on my color assignment – can you tell?

Heart
???, 3/3/09

Here’s a quirky photo I took the other night on our class outing. I like this, though I’m not sure why, but I haven’t been able to think of a title for it. Any suggestions?

Reflections of Spaceship Earth
Reflections of Spaceship Earth, 10/15/07

I won! My photo of Spaceship Earth at Epcot was chosen as Photo of the Year on DisneyPhotoContest.com. The prize is 100 Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. For you folks who aren’t familiar with DVC, it’s like winning a week’s vacation at one of Walt Disney World’s finest resorts. That’s a pretty fabulous prize for Disney World fan like me!

Completely by chance, this photo is also being published this month on the cover of a pharmacuetical journal – I know, go figure. It was also my Pic of the Week recently on another blog I contribute  to, Picture This! on the AllEars website. This photo has seen a lot of action in the last couple of weeks.

Keep Your Eyes on the Door
Keep Your Eyes on the Door, 3/3/09

Our final class assignment is “color”. I think this might work for blue.