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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: June 22nd, 2016 at 02:21 am

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, fuchsia, Garden, Oregon, photo, Portland, roses, SwittersB, Yard

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Filed under: Beauty, Flowers, Photography Tagged: Garden, photo, pink roses, Portland, Raindrops, SwittersB

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It’s only 80 today in Portland, Or….but much hotter elsewhere it appears. So, a suggestive image from 1973 in Eastern Oregon in the Ochoco Mountains…the temps were sub zero those few days…the coldest I have ever been exposed to. Quiet, still, so cold. I clicked a few shots with my old Pentax camera.

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Unlike most roses that seem to reach upward to the light, this red beauty seems to have sought a more horizontal path to light…beauty in the shadows  Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Photography Tagged: beauty, light, photo, red rose, shade, shadows, SwittersB

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take the time to see it, whether in nature or people around you. Filed under: Beauty, Gardening, Photography Tagged: bloom, clematis, macro, Nature, photo, plants, Portland, Stamen, SwittersB

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Always willing to share most, some..a few of my foibles. Either I am anal retentive or suffering from some degree of ADD or a combination. I have never cared enough to memorize the chart that tells what approximate pound test matches what X number. Maybe it started when I read the disclaimer that different manufacturers [&#

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Filed under: Beauty, Gardening, Photography Tagged: bloom, Calla Lily, Flower, Garden, Nature, photo, SwittersB

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“I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.” Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Filed under: Gardening, Life, Photography Tagged: Flower, Jane Austen, macro, petals, photo, Portland, quote, shyness, SwittersB, yellow rose

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“Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun.”      Kahlil Gibran Filed under: Gardening, Happiness, Life, Photography Tagged: dusk, face, Garden, Gibran, quotes, roses, sunset, sunshine, SwittersB, twilight

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Filed under: Flowers, Gardening, Nature, Photography Tagged: bloom, morning, petals, photo, plants, Portland, roses, SwittersB, yellow

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“In the woods we return to reason and faith.” Emerson Filed under: Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: Emerson, forest, happiness, morning, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, sunlight, SwittersB, trees, Woods

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“Let us be like a bird for a moment perched On a frail branch when he sings; Though he feels it bend, yet he sings his song, Knowing that he has wings.” Victor Hugo Filed under: Birds, Life, Nature, Photography Tagged: Bird, branch, courage, crane, dusk, Oregon, Perch, quotation, SwittersB, wildlife, wind

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Mt. Hood (Oregon) from the South side. Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Pacific NW, Photography Tagged: cloud cap, Mt. Hood, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Timerline, Trillium Lake

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my usually OCD dreams, gave way to a more meaningful, less fraught with frustration, event. I moved my way along the surface of a lake, and I walked the shores of a river casting the fly line with ease. Someone in my dream even asked me how I learned to cast so well. In my […]

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Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Pacific NW, Photography Tagged: lake, lily pads, Mountain, Mt. Hood, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Trillium

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Filed under: Life, Love, Memories, Photography Tagged: change, death, Faith, growth, Life, love, mental health, Photography, scars, SwittersB

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I know to let sleeping Penny lie. That inviting fat cat tummy would invite a chaotic response and immediate first aid. Better to enjoy the fact that she was relaxed enough to sprawl out. Always on her terms. Filed under: Animals & Pets, Cats & Dogs, Pets, Photography Tagged: cats, fat cat, Penny the Cat, […]

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no one understands? Everyone reaching out to share, to explain, to seek, to find. Adrift, clutching, hiding, needing. Answers, truths, realities challenged. The challenge becomes the norm. The spinning of mental balm the talent. Fine, but yet we seek the truths again and again. Will we recognize them when we see them? Momen

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This time of year, one has to be aware first thing in the morning for the far strung tentacles of a spider web. This one was spun over night. Doesn’t seem possible. I had backed into the spot last evening. This morning the spider web, with spider, reached from a gutter above (upper right) to […]

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A pleasing component of fly fishing is tying your own fly patterns. It is a past time that allows for varying degrees of artistic flare. It requires one to study insects and their behavior, to study the traditions of fly patterns around the world, to study the behavior of fish that consume insects, invertebrates, critters [

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I watch for the visit from the Dragon Fly that emerges into the world from below. They visit, they land atop my rod. And, as if to send me positive energy, they stay longer than a skittish, common bug, inspiring me, then bid me goodbye. Soon I see them coupled, in lusty flight, gliding by […]

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Filed under: Life, Oregon, Photography Tagged: bad luck, good luck, horseshoe, Life, luck, old house, Oregon, Photography, SwittersB

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“The sky, a perfect empty canvas, offers clouds nonetheless. They shift and drift and beg interpretation… such is the nature of art.” Jeb Dickerson ….and imagination Filed under: Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, Photography Tagged: Art, big sky, canvas, clouds, empty canvas, Imagination, Nature, Oregon, Pho

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The river gets into my being As I sit here alone in the dawn It’s wonderful, beautiful feeling I feel like I’m being reborn Oh what a sweet combination All this morning, and nature, and me I’m in love on this wonderful morning Just me and this sweet mystery. Peter Duggan, Oh, what a feeling […]

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: beliefs, horseshoe, Image, Life, luck, Photography, Superstitions, SwittersB, symbols

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To see the Summer Sky. Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie, True Poems flee. Emily Dickinson Filed under: Landscape, Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: clouds, horizon, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, peaceful, Photography, Sky, SwittersB

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I just noticed, as I last posted, that SwittersB & Exploring (Fly Fishing) now has 1900 followers. Now I know many came long ago and have since left. I know some left when I broadened the vision of SwittersB to not just be focused upon fly fishing. However, may I just say, I have an […]

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‘…Here, hot and cold, fingers thick with thinking, I try to tie the fly and look for the net, loosening the philosophical knot of why I came here today…’ Kathryn Starbuck, Trout Filed under: Fishing, Fly Fishing, Oregon, Photography Tagged: fly fishing, Oregon, Photography, poetry, rainbow trout,

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A calculated encounter that  was more than I could have hoped for. We finally meet…you are hesitant then finally adamant you must leave. You slip through my grasp…a fleeting memory of what could have been…a darn nice fish pic! Filed under: Beauty, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Oregon, Photography Tagged: Central

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Simply glorious…how blessed was I. Filed under: Landscape, Nature, Oregon, Photography, Sun & Moon Tagged: Central Oregon, lake, landscape, morning, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, red sky, sun rays, sunrise, SwittersB

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