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March 30th, 2015

The Seattle Monorail station has a set of televisions displaying a “fun facts” video loop of animated infographics. It’s an interesting fact-dump of the sorts of things you’d expect: when it was built, who built it, how much it cost to build, how much it cost to ride then-and-now, top speed, how many passengers it

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Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us some hummingbirds today. His description: I had one little Rufous male that stayed here all winter but about a week ago the Anna’s showed up, mostly all females and they’ve pretty well taken over. The Rufous had the feeder all to himself and now he can hardly get to [

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March 29th, 2015

Well, technically, it was just part of a field. Minor detail. I found these yellow flower things growing near the gravel road along Florence St., near the pedestrian bridge. I feel like I should know what they are, but nothing’s coming to mind. The post

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March 28th, 2015

I listen to a good amount of my music “in the cloud.” At first, that meant Pandora. I’ve since dropped that in favor of Rdio, which does the Pandora radio station shuffle thing, but also lets you pick what you want to listen to, on demand. (As an aside, I have no real opinion on …

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Guest photographer Denny Barnes once again brings us some stunning images of helicopters being used at a Christmas tree farm (Facebook/Google+ users, be sure to click through to see all of the images). His description: The Christmas Trees get kinda hungry this time of year so they were out feeding them yesterday. Feeding

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March 27th, 2015

A teaser trailer for the upcoming James Bond film. Don’t worry, there’s not much in the way of spoilers. I can’t wait to see it!

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Just a sunset for today, as seen through some random weeds. Now that I think about it, all weeds are random, aren’t they? That’s what makes them weeds. I am so deep. The post A Final Farewell appeared first on

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March 26th, 2015

This tulip was growing at the edge of a yard outside a medical office on the corner of 2nd and Marion St. I like tulips, and it’s only partly because they’re one of the few flowers I can identify without assistance. The post

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March 25th, 2015

This here is Oregon’s state flower, the Oregon Grape, if I’ve identified it correctly. You might notice the distinct lack of grapes, but the plant does grow berries, so maybe that counts. Here’s some info about the flower, if you’re into that sort of thing. I found this growing at the edge of Neit

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March 24th, 2015

I’ve posted some videos before of the amazing Danny MacAskill showing off on his trials mountain bike, but check out this video of similar tricks and stunts being done by him and two others on a $20,000 road bike!

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Saturday in the park, I think it was the 21st of March… sorry, old Chicago song reference there. Anyway, these people had the right idea on Saturday, taking their dogs for a walk amongst the pretty spring trees. The post A

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March 23rd, 2015

When I first joined Automattic, I was a member of the VIP Team which is in charge of helping our enterprise clients host their large websites on our platform. After doing that for three and a half years, I got a bit burned out and was given the opportunity to switch to our Janitorial team. […]

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It made me rather happy to see all these lovely tulips in bloom a few days ago along 2nd Ave. I took a photo of them last year, too, when the flowers were a bit further along. The post Somewhere In Time appeared first on

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March 22nd, 2015

A guy on a bicycle passed by me yesterday when I was taking photos on 2nd Ave. yesterday. I think he had the right idea, since it was unexpectedly quite nice yesterday. The post Bicycle Man appeared first on

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March 21st, 2015

This bush full of little purple flowers caught my eye yesterday, so here’s a picture of a small chunk of them. I found them along Whitney St. The post Crowd Sourcing appeared first on

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March 20th, 2015

Cave Hill Cemetery The hubster’s Grandparents used to live here. Hound Dog Press – inky, papery goodness and super nice people! Let’s disco, y’all! The Ohio River (which starts in Pittsburgh!) York, the badass unsung hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, though, rather sadly, not actually considere

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It is the month of March — the month that brings madness to the world of college-level basketball. But I’m not going to speak of that because I know very little of basketball matches and teams. I’m going to talk about quidditch. You know that quidditch is real, right? Through the magic of the internet …

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To celebrate the first day of spring, I decided against posting another photo of tree blossoms, and instead am posting a photo of tree blossom buds. Totally different. The post The Future appeared first on

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March 19th, 2015

Longform writers, rejoice! Resonar and Scrawl were made just for you.

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Yep, tree blossoms. Again. Deal with it. The post Spring Bouquet appeared first on Stayton Oregon Daily Photo.

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Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love Love will make us. Julio Cortazar

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March 18th, 2015

  Belated Greetings from the 502! I had every intention of posting yesterday but got caught in a whirlwind of errand after errand and a super fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Life is good! The fact that the Louisville area code is one digit away from Portland’s 503 seems to be more than an interesting […

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I went out on a limb today and decided to post something other than a tree blossoms photo. That’s right, these flowers were on the ground. Totally different. I don’t remember if I know what they are, but I found them at Pioneer Park. The post

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March 17th, 2015

I have mentioned The Tragedy Series here on the blog several times over the last couple of years and linked to a few specific installments on Facebook. I thought I would give you, dear reader, another whistle regarding the series and its website, considering several related loose threads are converging. All good things

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WordPress.com is for blogging right? Right -- but it's also for websites of any kind, as these four polished pages ably demonstrate.

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We have another lovely tree blossoms photos from guest photographer Maryann Nielson today. Thanks, Maryann! The post Requiem appeared first on Stayton Oregon Daily Photo.

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March 16th, 2015

Wild and wonderful West Virginia fog. I love the way it whispers about. We would not have asked for better weather on our inaugural Pittsburgh based road trip. We left in darkness to beat the traffic, and boy, did we! There was hardly a soul on the road.  I still can’t believe my dumb luck […]

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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson encourages us to look up at the prettiness of some blossoms on a tree at Pioneer Park. I think that’s a lovely idea. Thanks, Maryann! The post Under My Umbrella appeared first on

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