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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fog on the Rocks

Found along the Oregon coast on a sweet foggy day.


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gone to Seed

Found as I was driving along the road in Oregon on the way to Astoria. I've added some texture and some brush effects to bring out my favorite features and add interest.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

I'll Miss Her

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Lola passed away today.

I originally posted about this here. I hope you'll go look at that before reading the rest of this.

In our church every adult man who considers himself to be an active member is assigned to visit two or three, and sometimes more, specific people or families every month as a representative of the church. As you might imagine, sometimes very close and even lifetime friendships develop from these visits.

Approximately three years ago I received the assignment to visit an older couple who had just moved in. It was difficult at first because the gentleman was near completely deaf, and his wife (at age 79) still worked full time in retail giving here strange schedules and so she was often not there when we went to visit.  I always looked forward to my visits and especially the times she was there.   I couldn't believe the energy, vitality and joy in that dear woman and she treated us like we had been best friends for years.

In the original post, here, I told you about her being diagnosed with terminal cancer, but I didn't mention that she was told she would probably have only up to 6 months to live.

Thankfully the doctors were wrong and we've had 2 1/2 wonderful years to get to know her and become so close to her and her husband. They are like family.

My wife and I arrived at the hospital this evening to visit her when we ran into her husband in the main hallway and he told us that she had died about 1/2 hour before our arrival. Fortunately for her she had two extra years beyond the doctors diagnosis and during that time she had very little pain, even through the chemo treatments. She was full of vitality and had a smile on her face right up to the last couple weeks before she passed. When we saw her the day before yesterday she was on heavy medication but she tried to smile and even told her son, who was there with her, to tell us of a funny experience that had happened just a week before. She is a wonderful example of an exceptionally wonderful attitude right up to the end. Lola always brought happiness and a ray of sunshine whenever you were privileged to be with her. She was not afraid to die because she knew she would be with loved ones again and had a special place in Heaven.

We love you Lola, We'll miss you.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunset Sunday - 117


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Sorry I missed Sunset Sunday last week, but as you know I was out of town to my brother's funeral and just didn't get a chance. As it happens last Sunday was also Fathers' Day and my birthday. It's a bit late now, but I hope all you dads and your dads had a wonderful Fathers' Day. Mine was spent with distant family and what could be better than that.

Today's Sunset Sunday posting was taken at the tail end of that critical "Blue Hour" after the sun sets.  There is also a Blue Hour before the sun rises. The length of the Blue Hour is rarely an hour and varies according to where you are on the earth and the time of year. If you are interested in more information on that or where you can find out what your Blue Hour is let me know.  Or of course you can always just Google it.


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Friday, June 22, 2012

Don't Be Deceived

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The title comes from the fact that this path is along the side of Deception Pass at the top of Whidby Island in Northwest Washington, USA.


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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Early Tracked Tractor

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Found this old tractor while driving up Whidby Island near Seattle, Washington.  If you click on the photo and go to my flickr page then scroll down to the second comment you will see the original photo.




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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deception Pass

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I'm back. Thank you for your kind thoughts, wishes and prayers at the passing of my brother. Even though we lived 800 miles apart I do miss him.

The day after the funeral I went to visit Whidby Island. At the top of the Island is this beautiful scenery.


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Monday, June 11, 2012

I'll Miss Him!



My older brother Roy and I, taken many many years ago. 
 



My older brother Roy and his lovely wife, Janette, taken last October while we were visiting New England.
 
Very sadly I will be away for a while as I go to the Pacific Northwest to be with Janette and their family as we pay final respects and bury my only big brother.  We will miss you Roy.  We love you.

I will be away from the blog for a couple weeks.  But I will be back.




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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunset Sunday - 116


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I've been in a rut lately of sky/sunset photos. I'm going to try really hard to get some others in here soon. But I couldn't miss Sunset Sunday, rut or not. This one was taken Friday night. I was hoping for a lot more color but it never really materialized.


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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Dusty Road

Dusty Road by Just Used Pixels

Dusty Road, a photo by Just Used Pixels on Flickr.


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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Glints in the Storm

Glints in the Storm by Just Used Pixels

Glints in the Storm, a photo by Just Used Pixels on Flickr.
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I took this last night while everyone was watching Venus transit the sun.


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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sunset Sunday - 115

Sunset 5-30-12 by Just Used Pixels

Sunset 5-30-12, a photo by Just Used Pixels on Flickr.
Okay, it's late but it is still Sunday in Utah so here is my Sunset Sunday image from just a few nights ago.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Pedestrian Tunnel

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 It certainly looks like this tunnel used to be open to vehicular traffic, but now, thankfully, it is pedestrian only. It is located just west of Horsetail falls on the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, this is HDR.



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