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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

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Photography, Fly fishing, Life, Visuals & Fun

our time together was such a powerful draw…but alas so fleeting…the beauty remains in the mind Trout caught/releasedFiled under: Fly Fishing, Photography Tagged: Fish, fly, fly fish, fly tying, hobby, love affair, Memories, net, Oregon, Outdoors, Recreation, sport, trout

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from the Dufur Valley Road, headed West. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Dufur Valley Road, landscape, Mountain, Mt. Hood, Outdoors, photo, scenic, Travel

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on the Oregon coast where the Salmon River enters the Pacific Ocean. Filed under: Oregon, Photography Tagged: Lands End, Nature, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Ocean, photo, point of land, Salmon River, SwittersB, Travel

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: aloft, clouds, Image, Nature, Outdoors, photo, Sky, SwittersB, winds

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Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: lake, landscape, light, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, rays, reverence, sign, Sky, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: beach, Canon Beach, coast, dusk, Haystack Rock, Image, ocean, Oregon, Outdoors, Paciific, photo, rock, SwittersB, Travel

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Normally, along this stretch of river the submerged shelf here is elevated enough that there are rapids here that cascade over the shelf falling about a foot or so. The water is up now at Winter flows. The pool remains, if deeper, and the Steelhead will still hold here before pushing up into the tail […]

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Probably within 48 hours the trunks of those leaning trees will once again be submerged as a water laden storm front moves into the Oregon coast from the Pacific ocean. Melting snow in the coast range and heavy rain will at least double the depth of this river that I was fishing in yesterday. Hoping the […]

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first light, too cold to rush out to the edge of the river to wet a line. Have I become a fair weather fisherman? Slow but sure as the points of pain have accumulated, the mind/body seems ever more hesitant to stumble about in sub 30 F temps (0 C) Filed under: Fishing, Photography Tagged: […]

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Outdoors, photo, stream, SwittersB, tributary, water, watershed

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Penny the Cat caught looking in at Hepburn & Tracy in Adam’s Rib (1949)… Filed under: Animals & Pets, Photography Tagged: Adam's Rib, Cat, family, Hepburn, Humor, movie, Penny the Cat, pet, photo, SwittersB, Tracy, TV

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, high desert, hobby, landscape, Outdoors, photo, San Jacinto Mountains, snag, SwittersB, terrain, Travel

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one of many small, unnamed waterfalls tumbling (frozen this day) over the cliffs of the Gorge into ponds, lakes and wetlands that all empty into the Columbia River, on the Oregon side.  Below is an 1880 photo taken by……………. of the same general spot, but from a slightly different angle. The pho

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is a sanctuary of sorts most of the year. Now the roses, fuchsias, clematis and such are shrouded in snow. Still beautiful in its own way for sure. Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: backyard, collage, Garden, Oregon, photos, Portland, sanctuary, snowfall, SwittersB, Weather, Winter

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Always a beautiful waterfall, Multnomah Falls was especially visual yesterday with the snow and ice. As I left it started to snow. Now, some twenty miles away to the west, Portland, Oregon is getting a strong dose of rare snow too. ~~~ ~~~ ~~~  ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Columbia River, Gorge, [&#

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I little canyon called Apple Canyon near Idyllwild, California. Normally to venture up such a place I would be looking for a stream or lake to fly fish. Not here. The rugged terrain was enhanced by the snags and clinging cloud.Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: Apple Canyon, California, Idyllwild, Outdoors, photo, rug

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Filed under: Animals & Pets, Photography Tagged: Cat, family, fire, fireplace, Humor, Lounging, Penny, pets, photo, SwittersB, Tabby

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: clouds, dawn, Fishing, lake, Oregon, Outdoors, photo, Recreation, sunrise, SwittersB

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while the other hummingbirds flit about, fussing and chasing…this little one sat on a palm branch beside me for quite some time. Filed under: Photography Tagged: birds, camera, closeup, desert, hobby, hummingbird, Nature, observation, Perch, photo, SwittersB

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: California, camera, high desert, old, photo, rocks, snag, SwittersB, Travel, tree

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Filed under: Photography Tagged: animal, Bird, camera, closeup, hobby, hummingbird, Nature, Outdoors, photo, SwittersB, wildlife

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the Winter sun brightens & warms the room. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: brightens, light, morning, photo, season, shades, shadows, sunshine, SwittersB, Winter

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on a neighborhood sidewalk in SE Portland, Oregon. Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: Hawthorne District, History, photo, Portland, sidewalk, SwittersB, transition

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to those that celebrate Christ, family, love & service for others.  Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blessings, Christ, Christmas, holiday, ocean, photo, rays, scenic, service, SwittersB, Worship

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fond memories, passages & journeys, blessings Filed under: Life, Photography Tagged: blessings, Celebrate, change, Christmas, decorated, family, fly reel, growth, happiness, holidays, photo, SwittersB

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Filed under: Health, Life Tagged: elderly, helping, photo, serve, service, SwittersB, volunteers, youth

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Filed under: Fly Fishing, Photography Tagged: Fish, Fishing, fly fishing, fly patterns, fly tying, hobby, macro, nymphs, photos, SwittersB, trout

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the memories of the past Summer/Fall are fading. The warmth of the day a distant memory. Soon the senses will stir as Spring/Summer arrives. In the meantime, time to tie, sort, rearrange, envision. (Cope’s Damsel Pattern in a ginger color) Filed under: Outdoors, Photography Tagged: Damsel patterns, Fishing, fly fishin

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dwelling on Christmas Island (Kiritimati) Filed under: Photography, Travel Tagged: Christmas Island, house, island, Kiritimati, materials, photo, structure, SwittersB, Tropics

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Filed under: Nature, Photography Tagged: banyan, Horticulture, Oahu, photo, shade, SwittersB, Travel, tree, Tropics, Waikiki Beach

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