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2011 

  Friday's Foto - The Hand-Off   As August comes to a close, we realize fall is just around the corner. In addition to school, for our family, that also means youth football. Practices started last week and this Saturday is the jamboree for the elementary school-aged kids, where the regional team...
08/26/2011
  Friday's Foto - Antique Tractor   I took this photo at Apple Valley, Hood River. It's obviously an antique tractor and I think it shows a lot of character. It's amazing how far tractors have evolved since these days. One of our sons especially likes tractors so has checked out the John Deeres a...
08/26/2011
  A Swingin Summer at Apple Valley   I like this photo because it is so nostalgic, bringing to mind summers when I was growing up. It reminds me of a Country Time lemonade commercial. I'm sure Rockwell painted a similar picture. It makes me think of my grandparents and summers on the farm. I took...
08/25/2011
  This May Be My Favorite Historical House... EVER!   I've driven by this home many times and finally stopped to take a photo of it. I find it to be simply stunning. It just screams old world charm and looks so cozily tucked into a massive grove of trees.  I would have loved to photograph the ins...
08/25/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - Cloud Gazing, Pt. 2   I took this from Hood River Middle School on Monday and his may be the single most interesting cloud I've EVER seen. I can't imagine what caused the unique shape. What do you see?     I guess I see either a tornado or a Dairy Queen soft ice cream cone....
08/24/2011
  Wordless Wednesday - Cloud Gazing   Our whole family loves cloud gazing and deciding what shapes we're seeing in the sky. We saw this one Saturday. What do you see?     Our boys thought it was a hummingbird, while I thought it was a goose taking off. A friend referred to such interesting clouds...
08/24/2011
  Spanning The Columbia River... The Hood River Bridge   It's one of the most recognized images in Hood River and is vital to our regional economy. First built in 1924, the bridge is the second oldest bridge crossing the Columbia and connects the towns of Hood River Oregon and White Salmon Washin...
08/24/2011
  Just Looking For His Place In The World... Meet Blu!   This handsome guy's story hits close to my heart because we've had two Australian shepards ourselves and they are the smartest and most loyal dogs we've known. And this poor guy had a hard start in life. He arrived at the shelter, scared of...
08/21/2011
  Speechless Sunday - Barging Down The Columbia River Living near Hood River, a lot of us have come to think of the Columbia River as a recreation spot. The truth is the Columbia is a "working" river, a lifeline spanning states. The amount of commerce that uses the river to transport goods of all...
08/21/2011
St. Peters Landmark in downtown The Dalles Oregon Located in downtown, The Dalles, Oregon and listed in the National Registry Of Historic Places, St. Peters Catholic Church was initially built in 1897. The church is gothic in style and truly impressive when viewed in person, as it is 176 feet hig...
08/20/2011
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