Time Passing

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Thompson’s Flouring Mills, the oldest surviving grist mill in Oregon, viewed through a window in the Millkeeper’s house, and (below) the millrace passing below the main building during a rainstorm.

Millrace on a rainy November day, 2012, seen from the office windows.

People everywhere love Windows. —Bill Gates

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Hopeless

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There are many adjectives available to describe things that have been discarded and are now…in limbo. Besides hopeless, derelict, abandoned, neglected, rundown, eroding and decaying are also good fits for this truck and trailer I came upon recently. And for a photographer, there’s one more—opportunity.

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Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
—Paul McCartney

Hayride

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While the boss was in the mercantile, these good buddies partnered up for a deserved break on a long summer day.

One Morning

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Years ago…off Interstate 84, east of The Dalles, Oregon…no other technical details available (this is from Fujichrome), except that I had to HURRY.

As usual, scanned on a Nikon Coolscan V, using Silverfast software.

The sun is new each day.  —Heraclitus

Lookin’ Fer Bugs

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Red-breasted Sapsucker at work, Hart Mt., Oregon
Paralyze resistance with persistence.
—Woody Hayes

The Color Of The Sky

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Mountain Bluebird in aspens, Hart Mt., Oregon

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
—Henry David Thoreau

From The Top Of The Hill

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A gravel road stretching toward bad weather in northeastern Oregon’s wheat county, after scanning in SilverFast 8 and a pass with Topaz Labs’ Simplicity, using the Watercolor settings.