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SwittersB & Exploring

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Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

an old structure in The Dalles, Oregon Filed under: Photography, pioneer Tagged: building, History, old, Oregon, photo, rustic, SwittersB, The Dalles, tilt, vintage

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“Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.” Harvey Mackay Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, dark cloud, happiness, hope, optimism, Oregon, photo, positive, sunset, SwittersB

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Filed under: Photography, Sunrise~Sunset Tagged: clouds, dawn, freight, morning, photo, railroad, Sky, SwittersB, Train

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: catkins, change, new beginnings, Outdoors, Seasons, Spring, SwittersB, trees, Weather

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“Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new ornament.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Emerson, ferns, moss, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, quote, river, shoreline, SwittersB, trees, water

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hiking upriver, looking for holding water for returning Winter Steelhead in an Oregon coastal river. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: coast, exploring, Fish, Fishing, Hiking, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, river, Steelhead, SwittersB, trees, Winter

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dropping and turning steelhead green. Filed under: Fishing, Photography Tagged: coast, Fish, Green, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Recreation, river, Steelhead, SwittersB, water

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at the beauty…Mt. Hood to the West and the Cascade Mountain range…Portland beyond.  Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Cascades, clouds, Hwy 26, landscape, Mt. Hood, Oregon, photo, Road Trip, SwittersB

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How often do you slow down and walk into the woods and truly look about? There is a magic to the forest in all light, in all weather, for all moods that enter. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Cascades, Fir, forest, happiness, harmony, mental health, Oregon, peace, photo, SwittersB, trees, Woods

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: bare, change, cycle, hope, Life, Oregon, photo, renewal, Sauvie Island, Spring, SwittersB, trees

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“In a soulmate we find not company, but a completed solitude.” Robert Brault Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: happiness, lake, Life, love, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, quote, relationships, scenic, solitude, SwittersB, water

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“The journey of every ignorant and obedient society always ends up in the same place: In the desert!” Mehmet Murat ildan Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, desert, Joshua Tree, landscape, mojave, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Travel

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“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” Elizabeth Gilbert  💚 Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Gilbert, happiness, love, Memories, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, quote, river, sunset, SwittersB

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the Columbia River Gorge is just breaking free of its fifth ice storm. Normally this is a great view of the Crown Point & the Vista House from Chanticleer Point…a few days ago the ice and wind still made a stable shot difficult. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Chanticleer Point, Columbia River Gorge, Crow

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fly fishers chasing bonefish & trevally walk to the boats to meet their guides and head out to the flats… A nice recollection, of late, when Winter keeps blowing Springtime into the distance.Filed under: Photography, Travel Tagged: boats, bonefish, Christmas Island, dawn, Fishing, flats, fly fishing, Kiritimati, m

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Quote by Carl Sandberg. Stopped raining long enough for the clouds to part a bit and allow a shot.Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Moon, photo, quote, Sandberg, SwittersB, telephoto, Winter

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A substantial warm up has ice/snow melting too quickly right now. This image is of Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Columbia River, Gorge, Latourell Falls, Oregon, photo, runoff, snow melt, SwittersB, water, Waterfall, Weather

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Envious of roses in the Winter…came across these at a friend’s garden in Rancho Mirage, California. Certainly makes me yearn for my garden, which sits dormant waiting for Springtime in Oregon.Filed under: Gardening, Photography Tagged: California, Garden, light, Oregon, photo, roses, Seasons, shadows, SwittersB,

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MacLeay Family Mausoleum, Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon with layers of ice this past week. Filed under: Architecture-Design, Photography Tagged: cemetery, History, Ice, Lone Fir, Macleay, mausoleum, Oregon, photo, Portland, structure, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Hiking, Little White Salmon, moss, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, Washington, water, Waterfall

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Columbia River Gorge, or as locals call it the Gorge. A small waterfall along the ‘Scenic Hiway’ (the old road up the Gorge before the I-84 freeway was constructed) Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Columbia River Gorge, frozen, Oregon, photo, Scenic Hiway, SwittersB, Travel, Waterfall, Weather, Winter

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Winter seems to be holding on here in Portland (Oregon). Not harsh by other standards by far, but still for here it is a bit colder than usual. Another bout possible tonight or will we dodge it? An old mausoleum in the Lone Fir Cemetery in SE Portland this week.Filed under: Photography, Weather Tagged: icicles, […]

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Most of the quite obvious, even sometimes impressive wall/building murals in Portland are on the inner Eastside industrial area. Recently, I came across this one out in a depressed part of Portland. The mural is by Pablo Garcia. The location is on the side of a notorious Nude Bar, with some degree of traffic flow to [̷

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“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” Shannon L. Alder Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: grave, Headstone, Lone Fir Cemetery, Memorial, Memories, Oregon, photo, Portland, SwittersB, testament

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: canyon, Deschutes River, happiness, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, rim, river, sun, sunset, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: cool, lush, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, pool, rapids, stream, SwittersB, Tony Muncy

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“Vigilance of the wisest kind is to incessantly remain open to the reality that what I ‘see’ is but a single thread and solitary shard of what ‘is’, for to assume otherwise is to surrender the wisdom of vigilance to the decay of ignorance.” Craig Lounsbrough Filed under: Photography, Wildlife Tagged: birds, Crai

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: attitude, change, Darkness, dusk, happiness, hope, light, photo, SwittersB

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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 Life Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: coast, happiness, Outdoors, peace, […

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