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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: November 21st, 2017 at 11:05 am

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

sitting amongst the distant memories, the images of what was, not really sure of the present. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, death, empty room, Listening, Memories, photo, SwittersB, vacant

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into the garden. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Garden, oddity, Oregon, people, photo, SwittersB, together, Twins

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Bird, crane, dusk, Oregon, Outdoors, Perch, photo, solitude, SwittersB

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“Now memories have an unusual way of coming back to you in the middle of a day.” Avijeet Das Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Daydream, escape, happiness, Memories, ocean, photo, relax, SwittersB, view

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” William Shakespeare MacLeay Mausoleum in Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: good deeds, happiness, helping, Lone Fir Cemetery, photo, Portland, quote, service, SwittersB

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Oregon Coast by T. Muncy, my son.Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: coast, ocean, Oregon, peaceful, photo, sunset, SwittersB, Tony Muncy

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spirituality is gained in many places and ways beyond four walls… A Central Oregon lake at dusk.Filed under: Nature, Photography, Spiritual Tagged: fish on, Fishing, Oregon, Outdoors, peace, photo, spirituality, SwittersB

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“The river itself portrays humanity precisely, with its tortuous windings, its accumulation of driftwood, its unsuspected depths and its crystalline shallows…” Myrtle Reed Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: Oregon, photo, quote, river, sunrise, SwittersB, writings

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time…” Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It (Columbia River, Oregon) Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Columbia River, Maclean, Oregon, Out

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“Time doesn’t really ‘march on’. It tends to tip-toe. There’s no parade. No stomping of boots to alert you to its passing. One day, you turn around and it is gone.” Heather Babcock Filed under: Life, Love, Photography Tagged: flowers, happiness, Health, lazy, living, Memories, photo, river, SwittersB, time, wast

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to Summer’s final efforts. The temps have dropped, the winds and rains have arrived. Farewell Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, Fall, farewell, flowers, Garden, photo, red rose, Seasons, SwittersB, Weather

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“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: clouds, happiness, mental health, photo, Portland, quote, Sky, SwittersB, transition, weakness, Weather

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be unique, stop comparing…you’re too old for that Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: comparing, Fall, Flower, happiness, individual, personality, photo, SwittersB, unique, yellow

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“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” John C. Maxwell Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: adapt, change, Fall, grow, growth, happiness, leaves, Maxwell, photo, quote, Seasons, SwittersB

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Nostalgia is a pleasant diversion, but don’t let it stop you from creating new memories. This time of year it is easy to start hunkering down by the fire. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, collage, fire, Fishing, Memories, nostalgia, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Recreation, Seasons, SwittersB

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every day is a gift…don’t just muddle through it Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: current, gift, happiness, live, passage, photo, rock, stream, SwittersB, time, water

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“A boy’s will is the wind’s will,  And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: ambition, dreams, happiness, Longfellow, Oregon, photo, quote, Rufus, SwittersB, thoughts, wind turbines, youth

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slower…stepping out of the incessant, echo chamber…rediscovering basics of self Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, Fall, happiness, Health, leaves, mental, OHSU, pace, photo, Portland, slow down, SwittersB, tree

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“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” Anon  Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: fortune cookie, happiness, Health, mental, photo, relax, relaxation, SwittersB

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Summer’s harvest is over, the mornings are colder and one’s energy have diverted from the garden’s yield Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, Garden, harvest, photo, Seasons, Summer, SwittersB, tomatoes

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Mature beauty: “She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.” Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells.   A volunteer Aspen in the backyard is already shedding leaves. The nearby birch is just starting. I am fortunate I don’t have all our neighbor’s maples…unless the wind changes directio

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St. Francis looking tired in a back yard Filed under: Animals & Pets, Photography Tagged: Garden, helping hand, History, photo, service, St. Francis, SwittersB, Yard Art

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the garden is pretty much kaput…what roses have struggling buds will not see them bloom. Everything else is battered from heavy winds and rains…save the Fall flowering Clematis I introduced last year. It is a refreshing, if now somewhat limited, display of color when everything is gone or retreating.  Filed und

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down memory lane Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Aging, Autumn, bittersweet, change, color, Fall, leaves, memory, photo, Portland, SwittersB, the past, trees

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: California, closed, desert, old road, overgrown, palm springs, photo, SwittersB, tram

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‘What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.’  Colette Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blessings, clarity, clear, Colette, happiness, photo, quote, river, rocks, SwittersB, understanding

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Alberta Street, Art, courage, happiness, keep going, Moon, mural, photo, Portland, positive attitude, SwittersB

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“I’ve always had a keen sense of history. My father was an antiques dealer and he used to bring home boxes full of treasures, and each item always had a tale attached.” Sara Sheridan “Sometimes the people who’ve owned the books in this shop leave little clues between the pages, and not just love notes […

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  Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: forgotten, Garden, Life, photo, planter, SwittersB, Yard Art

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by Gary Hirsch @ BotJoy  Check it out…Filed under: Art, Fun Stuff, Photography Tagged: Boyjoy, canvas, exploring, fun, Gary Hirsch, industrial, painting, photo, Portland Oregon, Street Art, SwittersB, walls

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