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SwittersB & Exploring

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Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

Filed under: Beauty, Photography Tagged: flowers, Garden, happiness, hobby, love, Memories, petals, photo, roses, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: blooms, color, crepe myrtle, happiness, photo, quote, Sky, Summer, SwittersB, tree, Wilde

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Flower, Garden, photo, rain, Raindrops, refreshing, roses, SwittersB, Weather

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over night after many weeks of no rain in Portland, Oregon. Imgaine that! Refreshing this morning. Smokey air from British Columbia wildfires scoured out. Temps down. Fresh air!! Have a nice day! Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: ari quality, Flower, fresh air, Garden, Health, heat, photo, rain, roses, Summer, Switte

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Oregon park (Sellwood) “The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by God, nature is God.” Richard Nelson Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Fir, God, Oregon, photo, Portland, quote, reverence, Sellwood Park, Switter

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this poor Clematis bloom has woefully suffered amidst the heat of Summer and predation. I, for one, am ready for a cool down! Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: clematis, cool down, Flower, gardening, heat, photo, relief, Summer, SwittersB

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“They are not long, the days of wine and roses, Out of a misty dream, Our path emerges for a while, then closes,  Within a dream.”  Ernest Dowson, 1867 – 1900  Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, bud, Garden, petals, photo, roses, sunlight, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blessings, collage, flowers, Garden, happiness, photos, roses, Summer, SwittersB, time, Yard Art

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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~Kahlil Gibran Filed under: Flowers, Nature, Photography Tagged: beauty, daisy, Flower, gardening, Gibran, photo, quote, SwittersB

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The ‘brook’ is down, exposing a boulder here and there, the shoreline is gradually exposed as the water level drops…but, in the shade, the shaded spot offers a respite from the heat, a soothing sound and usually an upstream breeze to cool the sweat on the brow. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Broo

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a peaceful time in the garden. Birds chirping, hummingbirds flitting about, sun not quite up, a coolness that feels refreshing. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: coolness, flowers, fuchsias, Garden, happiness, morning, photo, Portland, roses, Summer, SwittersB

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the garden’s change is constant & accelerated in this Summer’s heat. Fleeting beauty isn’t lingering for long this year. I long all Winter for these moments and this year the pace is faster. Visible changes within a day or two rather than loitering around for a week.  Filed under: Gardening, Photograp

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‘Slow and steady wins the race.’ Aesop  Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Challenges, finish, Fountain, happiness, photo, struggles, succeeding, success, SwittersB, turtle

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a fine Portland eatery, Nostrana, presents a well in el baño Filed under: Flowers, Photography Tagged: el baño, floral, floral arrangement, fresh flowers, Nostrana, photo, Portland Oregon, SwittersB

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Filed under: Fly Fishing, Photography Tagged: Fish, Fishing, fly pattern, fly tying, hobby, macro, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Wet Fly

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natural, imperfect, beauty Filed under: Beauty, Photography Tagged: Flower, Garden, Life, light, morning, Nature, photo, Pink, rose, SwittersB

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“The wisdom of the journeyman is to work one day at a time and he always said that any job even if it took years was made up out of a day’s work. Nothing more. Nothing less. That was hard for me to learn. I always wanted to be finished. In the concept of a […]

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‘When the blackbird flew out of sight, It marked the edge Of one of many circles.’ Wallace Stevens Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blackbird, change, exploring, flight, Freedom, happiness, love, Needs, photo, SwittersB

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‘What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps one in a continual state of inelegance.”   Jane Austen, letter to Cassandra, 1796 Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Austen, bloom, cactus, California, comfort, desert, hot, photo, quote, SwittersB, temperature, vegetation, Weather

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Alaska’s landscape never disappoints to make one feel, one’s proper place in life’s challenges. It provides scale; it provides challenges. This was near Glacier Bay. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Alaska, Challenges, Glacier Bay, landscape, Life, Outdoors, perspective, photo, SwittersB, wildernes

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Bee, Flower, Garden, Honey Bee, macro, photo, Poppy, SwittersB

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in an overgrown landscape of an old school. Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: color, flowers, forgotten, landscaping, Neglect, overgrown, photo, plants, SwittersB

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Queen Anne’s Lace…I see this everywhere, growing wild, but always forget the name. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Food, Gardens, photo, Plant, Queen Anne's Lace, SwittersB, wild

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: flowers, fun, Garden, happiness, photo, smiles, SwittersB

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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” Robert Lynd Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Birdhouse, birds, Habitat, Outdoors, photo, shelter, SwittersB, tree

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“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up […]

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Blessings to all of you and yours that are dealing with the most serious side of life right now. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blessings, flowers, Garden, happiness, macro, mental health, peace, photo, rose, strength, stress, suffering, SwittersB

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Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: backyard, flowers, Garden, morning, Oregon, photo, Portland, quiet, solitude, SwittersB

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have these frequent competitors at the feeders this Summer. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: competitors, feeder, Honey Bees, hummingbird, macro, photo, SwittersB, water

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Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, flowers, morning, petals, photo, pink roses, roses, SwittersB

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