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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

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Welcome to SwittersB

Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty’s paper, first introduced in 1857, was available as late as the 1920s. Gayetty’s Medicated Paper was sold in packages of flat sheets, watermarked with the inventor’s name. A

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“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” Dale Carnegie (Headland @ Pirate’ s Cove, Oregon)

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“Momma always said life is like a box of nuts. You never know what you’re gonna get.” (Forrest Squirrel)

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“The sun shines different ways in winter and summer. We shine different ways in the seasons of our lives.” ~Terri Guillemets (Flowers winding down for the season)

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The October full moon was obscured by clouds over Portland, Oregon.

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“Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like spring. I feel like a warm red autumn.” Marilyn Monroe (Any Fall color would have been fine Marilyn) NW Portland

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Oregon Trout photographed and released

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus

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Oregon Coastal river early Fall….soon the Fall rains will come and the river will rise at least 3 feet…the salmon and Winter steelhead will work their way upstream.

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir Solitary rock climber in Joshua Tree N.P.

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When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier

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“Traveling can leave you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

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A ‘biblical moment’ on an Oregon lake…cold and dark out…the rays burst through. 

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I obviously was there and recall the situation when I snapped this shot…a beautiful Summer’s day coming to an end…at a festive event. Warmth was in the air, the trees offered a welcome respite from the heat…a positive recollection. Now, years later, I can imagine the image eliciting varied emotions&#

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“It’s paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.”  Andy Rooney

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“Wandering clouds…Short spells of rain, Ah Poetry!”  Meeta Ahluwalia

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“The wind is the villain when the thermometer is low. Nature’s invisible knife.” Richard Louis Proenneke, One Man’s Wilderness, An Alaskan Odyssey  

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“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slant of yellow light.”  Paul Monette, Borrowed Time

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can a season wax and wane? oh well…… flowers have a burst of two left and I’m enjoying the last slow motion efforts of the garden flowers

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‘There is divinity in the clouds’ Lailah Akita

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‘Clouds in the sky very much resembles the thoughts in our minds. Both changes perpetually!’ Mehmet Murat ildan

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Crown Point and Vista House on a Winter’s day ~~~ ~~~ The Vista House was constructed atop Crown Point from 1916-1918. It was a bit controversial because of WWI costs and a sense of frugalness. Construction went forward and the spot, because of the view, attracts many people all year long.  

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‘There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.” Willa Cather 

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