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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: December 14th, 2019 at 09:05 am

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Welcome to SwittersB

along the shoreline of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island (Oregon)

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on a B.C. lake some 20 years ago..chasing Kamloops trout. Salmon Lake in British Columbia….beautiful Kamloops Trout

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Moonstruck: mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed. … batty, bizarre, brainsick, cracked, crazed, cuckoo, daft, demented, deranged, disordered, distraught, dotty, fatuous, frenzied, idiotic, impractical, irrational, irresponsible, loony, lunatic…… I’m always a bit moonstru

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A back bay on Oregon’s Crane Prairie Reservoir.

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An improbable moment for these two wild ones. Harley the Pup has passed on and Penny the Cat is still a loving pest. ©SwittersB please

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“The squeaky wheel doesn’t always get greased; it often gets replaced.”  John Peers Old wagon wheels, stashed and forgotten in the California Mojave desert ©SwittersB

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Some 50 years ago, I started fly fishing the Crooked River in Central Oregon. My family and friends enjoyed many camping trips in the canyon back in the day…the river always runs off color but has many beautiful trout. My sons all caught some of their first trout on this river. ~~~ Here’s a pic […]

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Remember the Fotomat kiosks you drove up to in the 1970’s…drop of your roll film or box camera? Go back in a week or so and get your envelope of prints. I scanned in this old sunset print. Grainy, spotted and blurred. Still a nice sunset. ~~~

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Very cool design in a T or Hoodie….check out prior releases too and order something at Muncy Designs

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Didn’t hook it in the corner of the mouth. Snapped a shot of that beautiful head and released it back. çSwittersB

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a blustery day on a Central Oregon lake flyfishing. Wind, rain and waves…then a lull and the light penetrating down. Soon the light disappeared and it was time to get off the lake as dark approached. Lake on a Tygh Valley, Oregon ranch © SwittersB

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all manner of little critters in there…larva, pupa, emerging adults and depending upon depth, larger life forms.

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in an old work shed. All manner of stuff stored from the rafters, buried in the accumulated sawdust and dirt on the floor. The light and the wind makes its way through the old windows and the cracks in the siding. Not enough time, money or inclination to handle all the stuff. Someone else will […]

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Central Oregon lake at dusk   ©SwittersB

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I recall fishing with older gents years ago. Often, I would see them taking breaks, leaving the water, be it a lake or river, to sit and stare. The conditions weren’t particularly harsh. Why were they not fishing at the optimum times?! I would power on hour after hour, catching fish and shaking my head […]

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Have a good start to your week!! Oregon coastal morning on a very chilly morning…© SwittersB

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“Time is passing….sprinting on winged feet….quick silver slipping by.” Richard L. Ratliff © SwittersB

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“Autumn is a visual gift given by nature to raise the morale of human beings who is worried as they enter the dark days of winter!” Mehmet Murat ildan (Been blowing & raking my ‘gift’ for weeks) A Portland area park, so not my personal gifts….just nice on a sunny afternoon. © SwittersB

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“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth…” Rainer Rilke

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Too often, understandably, we’re looking down at the road, the trail, our toes. © SwittersB

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Solitude deep in the woods near Elsie, Oregon  ©SwittersB

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“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” Tom Hiddleston Phelps Creek, Hood River, Oregon © SwittersB

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I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau S. Fk. Rock Creek, Oregon Coast Range ©SwittersB

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Sun trying to burn through above the S. Fk. Rock Creek, Oregon Coast Range

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“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”  Washington Irving (1783 – 1859) Fountain in the Secret Garden@Belknap Gardens (Oregon)

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river…runs over rocks from the basement of time.. I am haunted by waters.” Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

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