Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Old truck

This is the logo on an old truck that's been parked in town for a few months with a "for sale" sign. I liked how it looked covered in snow - especially when the snow melted a bit in the sun.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Festival alight

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

Big white world out there

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

Shades of white

Snow touched down in the foothills of the Blues this morning. I took a few shots on my way back from Helix, though no matter far I drove east, it seemed I couldn't quite reach it.

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

Last leaves

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

Looking on the up side

Took a trip to downtown Walla Walla this weekend. I didn't have much time for photos, but snapped this one of the floor above the Book & Game Co. I like the blend of different colors: red, yellow, orange, blue and green.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Little dogs, big world

My friends came to visit this weekend, along with their two dachshunds. We went for a walk in the evening autumn sunlight, and I took the opportunity to snap some dogs-eye-view photos.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fleeting light

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

Raise the bar

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.