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SwittersB & Exploring

http://swittersb.wordpress.com

Located in Portland

Last update: January 27th, 2020 at 02:07 pm

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Welcome to SwittersB

“Alone in the silence, I understand for a moment the dread which many feel in the presence of primeval desert, the unconscious fear which compels them to tame…its implacable indifference.” Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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“Swans in the winter air A white perfection have” W.H. Auden

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“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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along an Oregon coast beach

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anyone admire her work as much as Shorpy and I do? September 1939. “On the road with her family one month from South Dakota. Tulelake, Siskiyou County, Calif.” Photo by (one of my favorites) Dorothea Lange. Check out Shorpy’s for vintage photography.

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We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.– Sapna Reddy

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“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley (Alaska above Sitka)

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“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (Not so fast there Bill)

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off the nearby trail and sense your place in a the wilds. Ok, turn around and don’t get lost! Maybe I shouldn’t have suggested that. 😁

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Hope you day shines brighter….at least in your mind.

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or evening, depending upon your location!

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“You get clarity as you get sober, and you get clarity as you get older.” Nikki Sixx Oregon’s Salmon River running low and gin clear. SwittersB ©

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“There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.”  G.K. Chesterton

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Self-Portrait With A Lute Jan Havickszoon Steen

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Wishing all of you a safe, peaceful, loving Happy New Year 2020!

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Reflecting on the past year…all that life gives and takes away. Day by day, ever changing. Find the healthiest pace and grow. (Shallows along Sturgeon L. on Sauvie Island)

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Smile and share your love and kind hearts! Oregon Coast near Arch Cape and Castle Rock by SwittersB©

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“An 18-year-old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at me trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in […]

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Perhaps my Mom, perhaps the fun loving women I have met in my life? They’ve always challenged me to live a little…or a lot!

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Photo by Алексей Клятов | Moscow, Russia Real snowflake: large stellar dendrite with frozen bubbles of rime across its surface.

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“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.” Nicholas Spark

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“…Santa Claus is coming to town Oh, he’s making a list and checking it twice He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town…”

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looking east from Crown Point/Vista House at the Old Scenic Hwy. in Oregon. State of Washington on left side of river.

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Another Time…. “American whale oil lit the world. It was used in the production of soap, textiles, leather, paints, and varnishes, and it lubricated the tools and machines that drove the Industrial Revolution. The baleen cut from the mouths of whales shaped the course of feminine fashion by putting the hoop in hoope

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  Up in the hills above Sitka, Alaska  ©SwittersB

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along the shoreline of Sturgeon Lake on Sauvie Island (Oregon)

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on a B.C. lake some 20 years ago..chasing Kamloops trout. Salmon Lake in British Columbia….beautiful Kamloops Trout

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Moonstruck: mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed. … batty, bizarre, brainsick, cracked, crazed, cuckoo, daft, demented, deranged, disordered, distraught, dotty, fatuous, frenzied, idiotic, impractical, irrational, irresponsible, loony, lunatic…… I’m always a bit moonstru

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A back bay on Oregon’s Crane Prairie Reservoir.

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