Oh, Oh! I'm Busted!
While I was walking Pre's Trail in Alton Baker Park, a group of young runners went past. I think they were in training. When they got on a footbridge they stopped and were led by an older guy in some exercises. I stopped to get a few shots of them on the bridge. Some noticed me and one girl waved. I love her big smile.
Love Is Like a Butterfly
"Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and pleases wherever it goes." - Author Unknown
Just Got a Hairdo!
This Great Blue Heron must have felt the need to show off. Looks like he is neatly groomed and ready to go out on the town. Pretty flashy if you ask me!
Bright and Beautiful
I saw this beautiful day lily in a neighborhood yard, basking in the hot July sunlight. We have some just like it.
Just Caught a Fish! But I think he's losing it!
This osprey just dived in a pond at Alton Baker Park and caught this fish, and then lost it! The color of the water that reflected the the trees surrounding it and the bird's colors made for a very difficult exposure. It all happened so fast that I didn't have time to check settings, etc. Though the result is less than perfect, I feel privileged to have got a shot.
While visiting Alton Baker park, I walked along the canal that flows through it. In the area where lots of fishing is done, I saw a heron along the bank. He flew off in a loop and did a fly by in front of me. Quite a treat!
On a walk through the filbert orchards at Dorris Ranch, I saw this gray squirel in a tree with a broken top. When it looked at me I tripped the shutter. Around here we usually find the gray squirrels near rivers or else in the hills. The red squirrels seem to found most every place else. The gray squirrels are bigger too.
Graffiti, Art or What?
Don't ask me what this is! :) It looks like meters or electrical boxes were removed from this wall, and somerone decided to get creeative with the shapes left behind. I thought it interesting but have no idea what they were trying to convey. Even so, there is something about it I like. LOL
Out of the Past!
These two old vehicles sit in an enclosed lot. Fencing around most of the lot made it hard to get good pictures. One side had chain link fencing and I shot through that. The gray area in the top right area of the photo is blurred fence. I think it helps give the feel of this vision of the past. I think the Ford truck and the Hudson sedan are from the 40's. If anyone knows the exact year models I would appreciate the info.
"What's in a name?"
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;"
-- these commonly quoted words are part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. They were not specifically written about the beauty of the rose itself, rather Juliet argues that the names of things do not matter, only what things that "are", such as her love for Romeo. But the words "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" remain a timeless tribute to the rose.
Fishing the Willamette
The fishing boats were out on the Willamette River today. Fishing must be good! This is a McKenzie River Driftboat.