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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Today we went for a walk to a place that is very popular in Bend and that is Pilot Butte. We have lived here for 15 yrs and have never made this climb before. The weather was perfect for this kind of a climb, it is 1.75 miles one way,And a climb UP the hill. For 2 people that is really out of shape, this was a work out for us. But the view once we got there was amazing. I will post more photos later on as well. Click on the photos for larger version Pilot Butte is an instinct volcano, it is a cinder cone which rises nearly 500 ft above the surrounding plains. Bend is one of the very few cities in the United States with volcanoes located within there boundaries

This is Mt Jefferson from here you can see so many of the mountain ranges.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Klamath Lake

Nearly 30 miles long and up to eight miles wide, and covering 133 square miles, the lake is largest body of freshwater west of the Rockies, filling a basin created when the earth's crust dropped along fault lines on both sides.
I thought this cloud looked like Flipper, what do you think?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ABC Wed. Letter "F"

" F" for Flowering Cactus " F" for Flowering Cactus

" F " for Friends gathering for a Birthday Party

" F " for Fire" F " for Fence

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5 Star Blog Award

Julie or better known Green Bucksteacherjulie in the blogosphere gave me an award called the 5 Star Blog Award.
Thank you Julie for my very first award.I am glad that you enjoy my traveling photos.

Now, I bestow this award to the following wonderful bloggers ,quintarantino ,Sandy Carlson ,imac ,Old Wom Tigley ,RuneE For there continued support.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Blasting Questions answers

Saturday i posted some photos of the blasting they did for the new Sonics Restaurant that is going in next door. And some of you had some questions that i would like to answer.

Paulie said...

I can't believe they did any work that made a disruption to households before 8:00 AM

they can start work anytime they want too so thankfully most of the people that we had here at the motel already were gone. So i was glad of that because they didn't warn me the day before as to the time they were going to blast, to warn anyone that was staying here.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Why are they doing this?

Because were we live, we have many lava beds. Which basically we sit on land from eruptions of volcanoes.Meaning we have a lot of rock around here. Need some?

Located in the Deschutes National Forest is Newberry National Volcanic Monument near Bend, where NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin trained for lunar explorations between 1964 and 1966. Today, visitors can walk alongside the world's largest obsidian flow, trek through the Lava Cast Forest, venture into the Lava River Cave, climb to the top of Lava Butte to examine the region's ancient volcanic features, and visit the Lava Lands Visitor Center.

showing Paulina and East Lakes, and Big Obsidian Flow

They dug this hole so they can put in storm drain pipes.

And the last photo is the truck that hauls off a lot of the rocks to have recycled for smaller rocks .

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Biosphere 2

Last year we went to the Biosphere 2 I did a short piece on this back in 2007 but i wasn't really blogging yet and really didn't know how to add photos all that much so didn't get but a few photos on, but i did want to share this again. Click here to find out more about the beginning of the tour.

Two missions, between 1991 and 1994, sealed Biospherians inside the glass enclosure to measure survivability.

This was there kitchen area
This is one of the labs

If you click on this next photo you may be able to read part of what there life was like
Part of the rain forest

If you ever get to Arizona stop and check it out, they are now doing some other research there.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Yesterday they came by and took photos of our place, the Bombers i call them, I asked the guy what he was doing and that is what he told me, they want to make sure there will be no damages once they blast. I told them they never did it before when the put the cable company in next door.
So anyway at 7:15 am this morning they came and knocked on the door saying that they were going to be blasting in 20 minutes. Well here they are preparing for it.

And here is the blast , boy we felt it in the kitchen almost like it was under us. wonder if it did move the building . Now make sure you click on the photo for this last one, because you can see the after math of the powder, it actually looked more yellow than what it shows in the photo.But you see that reddish hue?

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

If you would like to participate in Sky Watch Friday Please join Dot
Every Friday
Please click on Photos for better viewing
I took this driving down the road at Lake Havasau

Another time at Quartzite Az.

Do you see the jet ? Photo needs to be large

I took this one last night after the eclipse which i couldn't get one photo to turn out , which really ticked me off. So i hope to see some of yours .

Multiple exposure

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Strange house?

I saw this along the Sacramento freeway and had to take a double look to see if it is a tree house or something else, still don't know for sure.
Be sure to get a better view of it by clicking on the photos.

Tagged: Getting to know you ......

Tagged: Getting to know you ......

I was tagged by Bing to do this meme.....

Copy this entire list of questions and change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then tag and pass it along to other blogging friends. Let’s see how well we can get to know one another!

1. What is your occupation? Motel owner

2. What color are your socks right now? White

3. What are you listening to right now? The Today Show

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Meat Loaf

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My son

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? yes

9. Favorite drink? Green Tea, Coffee, Coke

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Bowling

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes

12. Pets? 10 cats, and one Pomaranian

13. Favorite food? Mexican

14. Last movie you watched? The Brave One

15. Favorite Day of the year? Easter

16. What do you do to vent anger? I cry & pout

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? A brown teddy bear

18. What is your favorite, fall or spring? both

19. Hugs or kisses? Hugs

20. What kind of pie? Chocolate

21. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes.

22. Who is most likely to respond? All of them

23. Who is least likely to respond? None.

24. Living arrangements? Home, Or Motor home

25. When was the last time you cried? I don't remember

26. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes

27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? None

28. The friend you have known the shortest amount of time that you are sending this to? blog friends

29. Favorite smell? Carnations

30. What inspires you? my husband

31. What are you afraid of? Heights

32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? All of the above.

33. Favorite car? My Bertone sports car

34. Favorite cat breed? None.

35. Number of keys on your key ring? I have lots of different key rings, all have too many

36. How many years at your current job? 15 years.

37. Favorite day of the week? Since i am more or less retired i don't have one.

38. How many provinces have you lived in? 5

39. How many countries have you been to? 3 Tawaiin, Germany, USA

I am tagging my blogging friends Dot, Meggie,Paulie,Sandy Carlson

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ABC Wed Letter today is "E"

Please Join MrsNesbit for ABC Wed
" E " is for Electric Heater
"E" Is for my hubby's Elbow
"E" is for Eggs Which came first the egg or the chicken?