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Monday, September 29, 2008

Odd shot Monday

I found this to be odd as i don't know if this is a barn or a house, if a barn it would make a neat looking house.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Today's Flower #1

This is my first Today's Flowers So thought i would start out with a Sun Flower
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Camera Critters

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I took these at the Abbey Museum when we went to Mt Angel Oktoberfest. I am not very fond of people stuffing animals, and i sort of wonder why such a display would be located in a Abbey. I do have to say the man that did these did great work. Click photo for better viewing

So on a much brighter note here is Tom Tom enjoying playing with the hair brush

And here is Princess & Tom Tom after cleaning out his ears, check out T's ear bent

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Odd Shot Monday

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I thought this was pretty fitting. It was at a tavern in Mt Angel

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Camera Critter

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You say "Open Wide" so you can see my tonsils?Ok Mommy
Yummy! Yummy!!!! Click on photos for better view.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

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On a Clear day you can look all around you. This was taken on the way to Silver Falls Creek
Trying to peek through all those trees and leaves
St Mary's Parrish At Mt Angel click here for the history of this beautiful church as I didn't get any photos of the inside, it is beautiful inside.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mount Angel Abbey

I have always wanted to see the Abbey over the yrs and didn't know that you could take a tour. So going to the Oktoberfest was a plus to be able to go here, they have a museum also at the Abbey that i will share later on. I am not sure what the museum has to do with the Abbey.
Anyway we went to see the Museum to start with, but then when we got there and seen that, there was a bunch of people that was on a bus tour and
Fr. Edmund Smith, O.S.B., Director of the Retreat House

Was doing a tour of the grounds, i am not sure if we were suppose to be there or not, but no one said we couldn't so we got a tour of the grounds with him telling us about the place, he has been there i think he said since 1953.

The Monastary

Mount Angel Abbey is a community of Benedictine Monks founded in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg in Switzerland. We maintain a monastic tradition that has been a vital part of the Roman Catholic Church for more than 1500 years. Responding to God's call to holiness and preferring nothing whatever to Christ, we dedicate ourselves, under a Rule and an abbot to a life of prayer and work. We strive to support one another in community, to serve God, the Church, and the larger society. We do this as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist together, pray the Liturgy of the Hours five times daily in choir, and devote ourselves to reading and silence.

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Mt Angel Seminary

Five years after establishing their community, the Monks of Mount Angel Abbey opened Mount Angel College. Two years later, Archbishop William Gross of Oregon City asked them to attach a seminary to the College. Over the years, with the increasing costs and complexity of school operations, the College and its associated high school have closed. The Seminary, however, has maintained continuous operation. Today it is home to 114 seminarians from approximately 30 dioceses, plus 40 candidates for priestly formation from religious orders. Counting 25 lay students working toward advanced degrees in theology, the Seminary maintains a total enrollment of just under 200.

The library is one of Mount Angel Abbey's principal works of Christian service. It has been made possible by the gifts of many people; its mission is to serve all who wish to use its resources.

The library strives to serve the scholarly and recreational needs of its patrons for reading, listening and visual material in many areas of human culture, especially theology, language and literature, philosophy and the arts, as well as social science and natural history.

To be continued:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Oktoberfest, Odd Shot Monday, Camera Critters

Sorry i am combining camera critters and Odd shot monday in one post as i have been gone.
This deer was at the Abby in Mt Angel wich i will be posting about soon
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I thought this was a fun Odd shot, the dog was dressed as a pirate at the Oktoberfest vendors

So this week end we took our trip to Mt Angel Oregon for there Oktoberfest, I have always wanted to go there, but never seemed to make it when they have it, and i have to say it was a wonderful time. 4 days of festivities. Pictures to follow but here is a question:
Do you know the history behind Oktoberfest? Being German myself I really didn't know the meaning behind it, so had to look it up, and here is what I found out about it
.Very interesting.
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The Royal Wedding

Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12th October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields have been named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields") in honor of the Crown Princess ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the "Wies'n".

Horse races in the presence of the Royal Family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.

The Oktoberfest continues in 1811

In 1811 an added feature to the horse races was the first Agricultural Show, designed to boost Bavarian agriculture.
The horse races, which were the oldest and - at one time - the most popular event of the festival are no longer held today. But the Agricultural Show is still held every three years during the Oktoberfest on the southern part of the festival grounds.

In the first few decades the choice of amusements was sparse. The first carousel and two swings were set up in 1818. Visitors were able to quench their thirst at small beer stands which grew rapidly in number. In 1896 the beer stands were replaced by the first beer tents and halls set up by enterprising landlords with the backing of the breweries.

The remainder of the festival site was taken up by a fun-fair. The range of carousels etc. on offer was already increasing rapidly in the 1870s as the fairground trade continued to grow and develop in Germany.

174th Oktoberfest 2007

Today, the Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21th century: some 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on the Oktoberfest each year.

And since the Oktoberfest is still held on the Theresienwiese, the locals still refer to the event simply as the "Wies'n". So "welcome to the Wies'n" means nothing other than "welcome to the Oktoberfest"

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Odd Shot Monday

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I have been trying to capture this photo for sometime and either i don't have the camera or we are going by too fast. Anyway i took this yesterday on the way to Redmond. Please click on photo for better viewing and see all the details.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Camera Critters

If you would like to join Misty click here for the blog roll and join inOk so you all might remember the little kitten we got and wondered if we were going to keep him or not, well i think these photos will answer the question of does he fit in our family of 11 already.
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So here is Tom Tom yup that is what we named him, licking Princess
Ok so i am getting comfy next to you and i think i want to snuggle
And Princess with a huge yawn OH HUM! I guess you can snuggle
So here is Tom Tom snuggling to Precious
Yup i am feeling love from all my new family
Here is Oliver he is big brother weighing in at 35 lb's or more but loving his new adopted brother
Oh yeh i love that toilet paper, nothing better than playing with that stuff. Hey everybody i found the perfect home, i am so happy that someone dumped me off to the right house. I have more food and love then any cat could ask for. Oh yeh i did hear someone say that i have to go to the Dr and get fixed what ever that means?