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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Window Shopping

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Eastward across Nevada, following Highway 50 to Ely, Ulrich and I stopped briefly in Austin and Eureka. Just enough time to scratch at the surface of both towns.

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. —Bo Derek

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A Ghost Town Sunset

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Hardman, Oregon, was well on its way to becoming a ghost town before I stopped late on a summer’s day in 1977. Long after the sun had set a thin band of clouds lingered, high in the western sky, catching fireball colors for my roll of Kodachrome. It was simply good luck to discover a window that was intact. I set up my tripod on the highway’s center line, knowing I could take my time, surrounded by pioneer ghosts and mesmerized by the almost acrylic hues spread across those old panes of glass.