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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: February 20th, 2019 at 02:34 pm

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Welcome to SwittersB

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. – Paul Tournier

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“The best traveler is one without a camera.” Kamand Kojouri (Nonsense!)

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blooming in Eastern B.C. next to a lake.

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Cactus bloom in the Mojave Desert

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Vista House setting atop Crown Point in Oregon. Columbia River below and Washington State to the left. The distant rock formation (left) is Beacon Rock. 

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“Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” Stephen King, The Green Mile

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“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”  John Banville Frances Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon, 1981

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“I sauntered about from rock to rock, from grove to grove, from stream to stream…I asked the boulders where they had been and whither they were going….” John Muir

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‘Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove’ Juvenal

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“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” Deb Caletti

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“Everyone, deep down within, carries a small cemetery of those he has loved.” Romain Rolland

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On of my favorite flies to tie/fish. Tied on a curved shank or straight shank it is a busy, buggy fly. The hackle is starling, tail deer hair, abdomen/thorax hare’s ear with copper rib. A size 14 hook here. ‘Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.’ Harry Middleton

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“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic. Van Morrison, Into the Mystic

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But in every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir, July 1877

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This pattern is tied on a straight shanked hook, size 12 here. The trailing material is mylar tinsel for movement and flash in the upper strata. The body is a wound dubbing brush, but of course you could dub a similar body, in olive. The wing is a couple of stacked CDC feathers.  This pattern […]

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“It will always be difficult for an old soul to satisfy the expectations of the new culture; because as an old soul you will always prefer to fall in love with everything that has a soul too…. And I am a vintage soul my love; that’s trapped in a young body. An old soul that struggles […]

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“No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett Oregon Eagle near Linnton, Oregon

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A buoyant material added on a caddis pattern. Spun in a dubbing loop and wrapped as a collar/thorax. It is fairly durable and impressionistic of wing/legs.

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“Waterfalls are exciting because they have power, they have rainbows, they have songs, and they have boldness and craziness!” Mehmet Murat ildan

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Squirrel Appreciation Day Come on, you know you love these pesky, intrusive little visitors. 😁

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“People who need people are threatened by people who don’t. The idea of seeking contentment alone is heretical, for society steadfastly decrees that our completeness lies in others.” ~ Lionel Fisher, ‘Celebrating Time Alone

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“The sea is emotion incarnate. It defies all attempts to capture it with words. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” Christopher Paolin, Eragon

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“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist (Lazy Seals at Pirate’s Cove, Oregon)

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“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” Vincent van Gogh

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