Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I covered the Festival of Lights in Hermiston again over the weekend. This year I spent about an hour with the family that puts on the carriage rides, watching them set up for a cold night of carting people around the light displays. I was surprised how well my camera did, even in very low light and the subjects moving around so much.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our cat is strictly an indoor cat. We live on a busy street and I am paranoid he will get run over.
Since it has started snowing he has been desperate to get outside. I think he wants to go play in the white stuff, or eat it. He tries to lick the snow off my boots when I come in.
Like the cat, I've spent a lot of time indoors, too afraid to get the camera wet. Good news: today it is supposed to be sunny.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
I took photos at the VFW's Veterans Day Memorial yesterday morning. This woman facing the camera, Maxine Tangney, had the most content look on her face throughout the ceremony. You could tell her pride for veterans in her family is part of who she is.
In this photo Tangney gave a little smile to a fellow Auxiliary member as she walked to place a flower at one of the war markers in Veteran's Memorial Garden at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Yes, it's still fall, but it really feels as if winter is closing in fast.
I took these fall foliage photos over the weekend, and I bet they'll be the last I capture. Leaves seem to all be cascading off the trees in an alarming rate.
Meanwhile it's foggy, cold and damp. I saw snow in the back of a pickup this morning. Winter is so close I can feel it in my bones.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
This was the sight I saw when I stepped out of my front door this morning: sunshine cutting through the fog to shine on the North Hill. It was a fleeting moment. Even in the time it took me to pull out the camera, the sunlight began to fade. By the time I had taken a few shots, the hill was dark.
It's just another reminder that fall is in full swing, and winter isn't far off.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I tagged along with the volunteers setting up the Festival of Lights in Hermiston. They expertly raised this arch, which sits at the opening of the many arches making a light tunnel on the fairgrounds. Everyone cooperated well, kept tension on the right cords, and the arch went up without a hitch.