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SwittersB & Exploring

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Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

looking East from the top of Rocky Butte…new snow in the foothills of the Cascades (a North-South range of mountains that contains Mt. Hood). Filed under: Photography Tagged: Cascades, foothills, landscape, moutain, Mt. Hood, Oregon, photo, Seasons, snow, SwittersB, Winter

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in a drift boat on a NW river looking for early Winter steelhead… Filed under: Fishing Tagged: drift boat, fly fishing, Oregon, Outdoors, Pacific Northwest, photo, Photography, rapids, Recreation, Steelhead, SwittersB, Winter

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Early morning on Christmas Island (Kiritimati) headed into the rising sun and the flats boats/guides to chase Bonefish and Trevally. Filed under: Photography Tagged: bonefish, Christmas Island, fly fishing, guides, Kiritimati, morning, Nature, photo, surnrise, SwittersB, Travel, Tropics

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: end of day, Fishing, lake, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Recreation, Sky, sunset, SwittersB, time

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I don’t usually take shots of busy landscapes. The clutter of man is usually avoided. Here I saw the St. John’s Bridge (Portland, Oregon) spanning the Willamette River. Perhaps that would be a shot without the intrusion of the pilings, structures and rope/buoy…but I took in anyway… just because. Phot

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~~~ Filed under: Photography Tagged: cabbage, close up, Garden, gems, Nature, photo, SwittersB, water droplets, Weather, Winter

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Deschutes River (Oregon) Filed under: Photography Tagged: angler, Bird, crane, Deschutes River, Fishing, landscape, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, scenic, SwittersB

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This old structure is East of Portland, Oregon near the town of The Dalles. The area is exposed to harsh winds and all the varieties of moisture the Pacific NW has to offer. Somehow the building still stands. We have been visiting this site for 35 years and little changes….a good thing. Filed under: Photography [̷

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“Old empty chairs are not empty in reality; memories always sit there!” Memet Murat ildan Filed under: Life Tagged: Fall colors, Garden, Memories, old chair, past, photo, Photography, recollections, SwittersB, Yard

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Columbia Slough, which runs along the North end of Portland, Oregon Filed under: Photography Tagged: Columbia, Fall, Habitat, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Portland, slough, SwittersB, water, wetland

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: change, farming, implement, Life, old wheel, photo, rural, SwittersB, Tall Grass

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: curtains, Homes, lace, Life, Memories, photo, rural, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: canyon, Deschutes River, fly fishing, morning, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, river, SwittersB

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late in the day, coming back from a fly fishing outing in Central Oregon. Mt. Hood to the West. Filed under: Photography Tagged: clouds, dusk, horizon, Mt. Hood, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Road Trip, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: cattails, Central Oregon, Dark Clouds, lake, Oregon, photo, Recreation, reeds, storm, SwittersB, wind

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The daily obligations, health, mental distractions rob us of this one and only life we possess. Live! Filed under: Life, Mental Health, Photography Tagged: Bombay Beach, California, distractions, happiness, live, photo, Salton Sea, SwittersB, Travel

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Alaska, brooding, mountains, photo, sea, Sitka, SwittersB, Travel

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toward a beautiful place in the heart… Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: changes, love, Memories, Oregon, photo, river, Sky, sunset, SwittersB

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Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: bare, change, Fall, landscape, leaves, Oregon, photo, Sauvie Island, stark, SwittersB, trees, United States

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: cemetery, graves, History, markers, Oregon, past, photo, rural, SwittersB

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vintage photo of the remnants of an old fence line in Northeastern Oregon… Filed under: Oregon, Photography Tagged: anchor, barbed wire, change, fence line, photo, Pioneers, ranch, rural, SwittersB

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Filed under: Beauty, Photography Tagged: Boat, Christmas Island, flats, horizon, island, photo, SwittersB, Travel, Tropics

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, danger, desert, Hiking, Outdoors, Palm Tree, photo, SwittersB

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“Like a forgotten old photograph, this dream will stay pressed, between the pages of a book you don’t feel like reading anymore.” Khadija Rupa An old, ornamental gate into an overgrown cemetery plot in Oregon.Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: brambles, cemetery, forgotten, gate, Khadija Rupa, Memories, Oregon, ov

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the Super Moon…the moon, that had not been so super since the year I was born…1948. Portland was socked in with rain coming. Weather forecasts in all directions showed clouds and rain coming by early evening. There was potentially a ‘sliver’ of hope to the East…about a 100 miles East. I took of

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the birds swooping low an airborne feeding frenzy  the cycle repeats Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: birds, fly fishing, insects, lake, observation, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB

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“All the earth colours of the painter’s palette are out there in the many miles of badlands…” Georgia O’Keeffe Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, desert, Joshua Tree, landscape, Mojave Desert, photo, rock formations, SwittersB

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the blur of our lives stark contrasts are good or bad hard to see the whole Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: contrast, landscape, oak trees, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Sauvie Island, Sky, SwittersB

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down memory lane…. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Dark Clouds, Fall, old road, Oregon, photo, SwittersB, trees, Woods

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