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SwittersB & Exploring

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Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

“I must create silence, emptiness, in me to stop the tumult.” Marie Bronsard, The Hermitage Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Aesthetics, cactus, desert, Habitat, hermitage, landscape, photo, rocks, Southwest, SwittersB, Wagon Wheel

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on an Oregon lake. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: bird watching, birds, lake, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Sauvie Island, SwittersB, waterfowl

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Filed under: Happiness, Photography Tagged: bloom, happy, Imagination, Nature, Oregon, photo, Plant, purple, SwittersB, thistle, Weed

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East Lake (Oregon) on a Summer’s day. Often great trout fishing in this lake. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Camping, family, fly fishing, lake, Memories, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, pontoon boat, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, dawn, happiness, hope, Nature, optimism, Oregon, photo, rays, SwittersB

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old vines reach upward faded red siding gives way cracks and seams yielding Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Barn, country, decay, Nature, Oregon, photo, rural, siding, SwittersB, time, vines

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: dusk, end of day, happiness, lake, Memories, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: evening, forest, light, Oregon, peaceful, photo, SwittersB, trees, Woods

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Tundra Swans take off from a pond on Sauvie Island (Oregon). Several posts back, I misidentified the large birds as Snow Geese. Snow Geese of black tipped wings and are generally smaller than the all white winged Tundra Swans…both inhabit the island. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: birds, lift off, Outdoors,

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” John Muir Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Cascades, clouds, fir trees, happiness, Muir, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, quote, SwittersB

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Filed under: Farming-Ranching, Photography Tagged: farm, implement, Life, Memories, photo, SwittersB, time, tines, water

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: coil, design, industrial, photo, rust, rustic, shapes, Spring, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: broken, collage, decay, Neglect, photo, rot, sheds, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, desert, happiness, harsh, mojave, photo, survival, SwittersB, tough

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: iPad, photo, reflecting upon, reflection, Screen, sunshine, SwittersB, Technology, trees

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a collage of images at the Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon on a sunny afternoon. Filed under: Architecture-Design, Photography Tagged: angles, Chemeketa, collage, design, Lines, Oregon, photos, Salem, SwittersB

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“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.” Aldo Leopold ~~~ Filed under: Photography

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an old forest trail got steeper and steeper. The sound of rushing water could be heard off to the side. I decided to venture off the trail, on a probable game trail, toward the sound of water. The wet forest was inviting, the steep trail not so much. A short distance in, I came across […]

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‘Hey, I’m Sybil’   The Blue Heron have started to pair up, high in the rookery trees. I have yet to find an accessible spot closer to the action. But, I will try… Filed under: Birds, Photography Tagged: birds, blue heron, Heron, mates, mating, nests, Oregon, photo, rookery, Sauvie Island, SwittersB,

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~~~ ~~~ Filed under: Birds, Photography Tagged: migratory, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, snow geese, Suave Island, SwittersB, wetland, wildlife

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looking down from the tram that makes its way up to Mt. San Jacinto. Always refreshing to leave the hot desert floor and enjoy the much cooler temps atop the mountain.   Filed under: Photography, Travel Tagged: cables, California, desert, landscape, palm springs, photo, St. Jacinto, SwittersB, tram, view

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had to share…too darn cute! Filed under: Animals & Pets, Photography Tagged: bear, cub, fun, Outdoors, photo, riding, wilderness

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“…whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting – over & over announcing your place in the family of things.” Mary Oliver, Wild Geese Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: birds, call, expression, flight, gees

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”  John Lubbock, The Use of LifeFiled under: Nature, Photography Tagged: happiness, Life, Oregon, peace, photo,

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“Rust may never sleep, but then, neither does moss.” Brian Awehali Filed under: Photography Tagged: abandoned, decay, Life, moss, Nature, old car, photo, quote, SwittersB, Woods

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on a cloudy day up the Columbia River Gorge…the Vista House atop Crown Point in the distance (Oregon). The photo was taken from Chanticleer Point. The Columbia River is below, with Washington State to the left. That is Beacon Rock to the left, in the distance.  Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Beacon Rock, Co

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: attitude, clouds, Dark Clouds, landscape, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Portland, SwittersB, winds

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a majestic rock formation amongst many in that region, near Idyllwild, California. The rock, the lighting and the ominous sky combined just right for my taste. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, Hiking, Idyllwild, landscape, Mountain, Outdoors, photo, rock formation, SwittersB, Tahquitz, Travel

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“Forgiveness means that you will not allow a temporary event to have “forever” repercussions.” Craig D. Lounsbrough Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: ear, happiness, heart, Listening, love, Memories, past, photo, present, SwittersB

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