At my wife’s behest, I attended the January, 2017, Portland Women’s Day March. I haven’t done anything like that since college. Continue reading “Portland Women’s Day March 2017”
Displayed below are a collection of photos taken during a few hikes in the Columbia River Gorge during 2015. Most from my phone, so quality isn’t super. Still, some good shots. Continue reading “Columbia River Gorge Hikes 2015”
Took a trip to the Oregon Coast, Seaside, and sites nearby.
Visited Portland Japanese Gardens last spring or summer. Gorgeous grounds. Very well maintained.
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We took a trip to Sisters and Bend, Oregon last summer, and passed by Smith Rock. Here are few snaps from the Smith Rock visit. I hadn’t visited before and was struck by its beauty the contrast of the rocks created against the rest of the terrain. Wish we had time to hike to the top. A must for next time. Continue reading “Smith Rock snaps”
In the video coverage of Trump’s visit with the Pope, the Pope rarely smiled and did not look engaged. Same goes for many of the photos published, like the one below. One blogger titled these portraits, Pope meets the Addams Family. Hilarious, but I wondered if this was a fair representation of the event. Continue reading “Pope actually smiled during Trump visit”
This now famous image of Trump, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt touching some kind of glowing orb has generated a lot of buzz and memes. The truth turns out to be pretty straight-forward. Continue reading “Trump touches orb with Saudi King & Egyptian President”
Because I’ve been told I’m part Slovenian but know nothing about my homeland, any time I encounter a reference to Slovenia, I’m all over it. I recently found this picture of a Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I don’t know where Ljubljana is, nor how to pronounce it. But since I’m XX% Slovenian, I’m damn proud of it. Continue reading “Dragon statue in Ljubljana, Slovenia”
I did a double or triple take at this photo…actually I still can’t see it as a photo; it looks like a Renaissance painting to my eyes. I cannot track down who captured it, but I found the image on multiple “photos that look like paintings” webpages like this one at reddit. Whatever the medium, it is a beautiful image that has passed from site to site and adopted the title The Baker. Continue reading “Beautiful photo that looks like Rennaissance art”
Actually, it’s “Teatime with Tinkerbell,” but I like the double entendre. In this photo (can’t find the photographer) Helen Stifler is cosplaying Tinkerbell. Her expression is perfect; I love the composition; and while we are mixing up fabled characters, at Tink’s elbow, is that the cat from Alice in Wonderland? Continue reading “Teatime with a fairy”