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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Habitat, Imagination, ledge, rapids, river, underwater, water

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off Pioneertown Road headed down to Yucca Valley, California. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, landscape, photo, Pioneertown, rock formation, snag, SwittersB, Travel, Yucca Valley

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“If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok, let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.” Germany Kent Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: calm, happiness, harmony, lake, Outdoors, peaceful, photo, quote, sunset, SwittersB

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“Fly fishing is the most fun you can have standing up.” Arnold Gingrich, 1969  Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: beauty, Fish, fly fishing, happiness, hobby, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Recreation, SwittersB, trout

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in Southeastern Oregon… Filed under: History, Photography Tagged: old buildings, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Travel, wagon wheels

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“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: connected, Fish, Fishing, happiness, Life, Outdoors, quote, Thoreau

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“As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.” Alice Walker Filed under: Beauty, Photography Tagged: Alice Walker, bloom, clematis, Flower, Garden, happiness, heart, kindness, quote, SwittersB

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The Gulick Homestead in The Dalles, Oregon. A Scottish settler married a Wasco Nation woman named Harriet and constructed a homestead on the banks of the Columbia River in the late 1800’s. A very few of the buildings barely stand today.  Filed under: History, Photography Tagged: building, clouds, Gulick, homestead, O

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“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” Corey Ford Filed under: Animals & Pets, Photography Tagged: bench, dog, Frenchglen, Oregon, photo, quote, ranch, sunshine, SwittersB

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Old cabin in the Oregon Ochoco Mountains, 1974. A traditional shot I took over the years when passing through this area. In this one, the shots a touch blurry using the old cardboard housed Instamatic. I tweaked this one into B&W. Below is the original, faded image in color. ~~~ Filed under: Photography, Travel Tagged:

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“Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by regular contact with outdoor growths — animals, trees, sun warmth and free skies — or it will dwindle and pale.” Walter Whitman (Photo from Frances Lake, Eag

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: horizon, Imagination, Life, photo, SwittersB, view, vision, window

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Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, blossoms, change, growth, happiness, photo, Spring, SwittersB, tree, Yard

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“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” Alders Huxley Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Crane Prairie, flyfishing, happiness, lake, Oregon, outdoos, photo, quote, Recreation, solitude, SwittersB

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First Clematis bloom in the garden…little sunshine & warmth does wonders. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: bloom, clematis, Easter, Flower, Garden, photo, Spring, SwittersB

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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’” Hunter S. Thompson Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: adventure, Deschutes River, dr

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“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” Lois Lowry, The Giver Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: carefree, children, free, fun, Lois Lowry, Memories, photo, quote, swing, SwittersB, tree

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“Evenings and mornings represent “the gates” to your inner universe. Taking care of how you enter and exit these “gates” is your primary responsibility; do not give away this power. Once you master it, life will never be the same again.” Stan Jacobs, The Dawn and Dusk Master  (this is something, for me, euphori

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“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” August Wilson Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, gates, happiness, healing, Oregon, photo, rural, Sky, SwittersB

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“When you soar like an eagle, you attract the hunters.” Milton S. Gould Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Bird, Eagle, flight, happiness, leaders, Oregon, photo, quote, soar, SwittersB

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A dense stand of Alders that went on and on up the Columbia River Gorge near Dodson. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Alders, Columbia River Gorge, dense, exploring, Oregon, photo, SwittersB, trees

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“The barn standing so simple, embraced with time past, an old dwelling full of memories that forever last.   Rain dripping down the eaves, rabbits burrowing underneath the leaves.   Walking with my mind back to days untold, a path in which my father tread until he was very old.”  Lorraine E. Watson, Ode to

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Run down house & out buildings. You can tell it use to be a nice property, well maintained. Then things happened and no one keeps up. The sad progression of events. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: change, decay, garage door, Image, ivy, rustic, SwittersB, upkeep

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“The windows of the houses – even if the house is ramshackle – are always beautiful because windows represent light!” Mehmet Murat ildan Filed under: Design, Photography Tagged: Chinese Garden, Oregon, peaceful, photo, Portland, SwittersB, vignettes, window

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“O woman!   In our hours of ease, uncertain, coy, and hard to please, and variable as the shade, by the light quivering aspen made; when pain and anguish wring the brow, a ministering angel thou” Sir Walter Scott Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: branches, caring, happiness, helping, Oregon, quote, relationships,

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“Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures There were those times in life when time, money, lists didn’t constrain. A road trip with someone special was a […]

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“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: bud, change, clematis, growth, happiness, Morley, photo, quote, Raindrops, Seasons, Spring, SwittersB

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ever slowly, the temps rise and the new growth rises. Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: Garden, hobby, photo, Portland, Rose Bud, roses, Spring, SwittersB, waiting, Weather, yellow rose

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“It is upon such stones that men attempt to permanently etch history so they will not exist in a vacuum; it is the final statement after a lifetime of scratching out divisions upon the ground, over ephemeral time itself, merely to give their short journeys meaning, to tell others “I was here – do not […]

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“I only wanted to tell you that this was the wonderful time for you. Don’t let any of it go by without enjoying it. There won’t be any more merry-go-rounds. No more cotton candy. No more band concerts. I only wanted to tell you, Martin, that this is the wonderful time. Now! Here!” Rod Serling, […]

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