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Painted Hills, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon

It’s been almost 10 years since Pam and I drove to the John Day Fossil Beds to see the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon. There is a whole lot of nothing all around that area, so we ended up staying one night in the town of Mitchell. It’s a tiny, depressing sort of place, but it’s only 9 miles from the Painted Hills Unit. We stayed in an old hotel on one end of town. Across the street was a…

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Spring!

Spring!

It wasn’t a long winter, but it was a late winter. A winter we had to carve our way out of. And like the labyrinth below, the way out seemed deceptively close until we realized we’d be making a few more turns inward. For some reason this labyrinth form lives strongly in me. I began drawing it last winter when I was recovering from an unsavory virus. Over and over I drew it on round stones collected from the west…

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2018 Photo Review – Final

2018 Photo Review – Final

Thanks to anyone who made it this far! I was putting this together and began to second-guess some of my choices, but in the end I felt it best to just leave it alone. My cousin, Ed, had been disappointed that he couldn’t view the photos as a slideshow, so I’m going to put a gallery together of the 2018 photos for anyone interested in seeing them all together. I hadn’t taken a vacation in quite some time, but by…

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2018 Photo Review – part two

2018 Photo Review – part two

Sequim plays host to the Sequim Lavender Festival in July and though I once again avoided the crowds during the festival weekend, I managed to visit a few farms before the festival to photograph the lavender fields. Because there are so many lovely, similar photos of lavender, I enjoyed trying something a little more abstract: More lavender in July – this time in our front yard. There is something about observing and photographing bees and lavender that makes me very…

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2018 Photo Review – part one

2018 Photo Review – part one

I do enjoy looking back over a year’s worth of photos. I tell myself that “this year” I will try and limit myself to just 10 or 12 photos, but it never happens. As I did last year, I’m going to split the photos into a few different posts of 12 photos each. These aren’t necessarily what I think are the strongest photos, but images that speak to me for one reason or another. One tip – if you click…

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