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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: December 12th, 2018 at 09:44 am

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Welcome to SwittersB

 

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An old fence line and anchor point near Starkey, Oregon, 1985 (cardboard box camera)

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Artist: Marius van Dokkum

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Strive as one may, one’s past times (hobbies/passions) can be relegated to the bin of past times. Life’s struggles, relentless at times, change the mind’s focus and when the pressures let up, not surprisingly those old hobbies seem distant. I have vowed to make every effort, through the Winter doldrums, to

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in the California desert…

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Pioneer cemetery in Central Oregon, Mt. Hood in the distance.

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In and around Joshua Tree NP in the Spring time.

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Women’s World Champion from Portland, Oregon. She practices at Westmoreland Pond in SE Portland and attends Cleveland HS….she’s 15 y/o! Maxine McCormick congratulations! The championships were held in England. She won two years ago in Estonia. The 2020 event will be held in Sweden. https://www.koin.com/s

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Late afternoon, on the Oregon Coast, near Arch Cape.

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Always fussing about with settings, in the off chance I might get a nice shot of a hummer flying/fluttering about the feeder…I need to enroll in Cindy’s class on ‘How to Photograph Hummers” 😃    https://cindyknoke.com  This was the best chance I had for the day…was preparing to lift off.

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on a colder Winter’s Day (upper & lower falls and Benson’s Bridge) The original bridge was of logs but later reconstructed.

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Mt. Hood (Oregon) on the south side…

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“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.” ― Indra Devi Sturgeon Lake, Sauvie Island, Oregon

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heading East with Mt. Hood (Oregon) in the distance

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Central Oregon morning on a lake…

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“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles.” Christopher Paolini Castle Rock near Arch Cape, Oregon

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‘May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.’ Rainer Maria Rilke Memories & pleasant treasures

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Its Cyber Monday and our 20% off sale ends tonight at muncydesigns.com! Don’t miss out on these great stocking stuffers for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Please check us out and follow us on FB and IG.

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‘There is something about a forest that compels introspection…’ Eloise J. Roorbach, Overland Monthly, October 1907 Island in the Moscow River (Russia)

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optimism: safety, security, positive thoughts………..pessimism: a train, risk, danger

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Elk Hair Caddis & Hair Wing Dun

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‘And there is quite a different sort of conversation around a fire than there is in the shadow of a beech tree….dry logs have in them all the circumstance necessary to a conversation of four or five hours,…with a jug of wine between the legs. Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring […]

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‘What a severe yet master artist old Winter is…. No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.’ John Burroughs, 1866

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A stretch along the Sandy River, in Oxbow Park, on a cold, cold day. Ice in the guides and along the water’s edge…  

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Not too small, a size 14 here, trout pattern when basic black works subsurface. If you aren’t chasing Salmon or Winter Steelhead then it’s time to tie.

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Creative designs by Tony Muncy…please consider making a purchase. Check out his site and subscribe too. Thanks! Muncy Designs

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“When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.”  Chinua Achebe He was an older gent named Nick. He tended his bees, hens and garden. I was envious of his energy, his positivity. He lived alone, but […]

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“Every bird of prey looks over its shoulder before it goes in for the kill, even a hawk. Even they know to watch their backs – every single one but an eagle. It’s fearless.” Michelle Horst

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