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Monday, October 27, 2008

Odd Shot Monday

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I have no clue as to what kind of farm machinery this is, Let me know if you do. But a closer look at this, surely lets you know that this thing has been sitting a LONG LONG Time

Click on photo to see what is in it. Looks like they chopped it off to get it moved . So this is my Odd Shot for the week

Roundabouts In Bend Or

My Part of the World #2

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So in my part of the world which is Bend Or, we have a lot of sculptures around town especially in our Roundabouts, so you ask "What is a Roundabout"? Well this is what they say about them

"Modern roundabouts are the prettiest and safest form of traffic control in the world. Roundabouts slow all vehicles, provide refuges for pedestrians, and are the only traffic control device in which trees can be planted, fountains can bubble or spray, statutes can sparkle into the next century. When constructed as part of new road construction they are cheaper to build than signalized intersections. If used instead of traffic signals they save us all money. Their maintenance cost is almost zero. They require no electricity, no regular tune-ups, no annual replacements of parts, suffer no blackouts and cannot be blown away."

But they are a pain in the rear at times. Do you have roundabouts where you live?

So what are your gas prices? Ours went down to $3.14 for unleaded

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today's Flower's

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess/Camera critters

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Well its another yr for Miss Princess Cocoa she is 2 yrs old now, it is hard to believe how time flies. So last yr i made her a yogurt pie which she didn't like, so this time i got her a cupcake for the Halloween season since its so close, and again she says nope to this cake. So i guess i am going to have to stick with Fillet Mignon. Don't understand why she don't want it, she eats everything else..... Maybe cause it don't say Happy Birthday. Well anyway sweet girl we love you.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Don't get to see too many fall colors here, so i really enjoy it when i do get to see some.
But i think the bottom photo is one that the tree hasn't seen any leaves for sometime.
I like how this tree and the old barn seem to be in things of the past.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

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I took these on 10-21-08 in the evening
I love this hole

I took this on Sunday 10-19-08 going to Redmond I loved the snow cap on the mountain.

Streamers in the sky, I took these last Thursday 10-16-08 in the morning. Must of had a lot of planes coming and going.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My part of the world # 1

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A passion for recreation is what brings many people to Bend, Oregon. Located in the high desert of central Oregon, Bend is famous for its many forms of outdoor recreation. Kayakers and rafters shoot through the exciting triple waterfalls of the Deschutes River. The Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked Rivers also offer fantastic fly fishing, with more than 500 miles of streams and rivers stocked with trout and steelhead. Golfers have over 20 top-rated courses nearby, offering every kind of golf challenge. Mountain bike cyclists can choose off road riding in uncrowded lush forests, high mountain peaks, lava fields or desert.

Mt. Bachelor's ten alpine lifts, six of them high speed, give skiers 3,683 skiable acres of slopes, with 1,600 acres groomed daily. Parks and pipes for snowboarders are a priority, making Mt. Bachelor one of Oregon's premier snowboarding areas. Cross country skiing on the 56 kilometers of trails on Mt. Bachelor is a popular winter sport. Snowmobilers have 560 miles

of groomed trails to choose from in the Deschutes National Forest, with 175 miles of that in the Bend District. Snow tubing, snowshoeing and sled dog rides are also exciting and me

morable activities for your family.

World class rock climbing and miles of hiking trails at Smith Rock State Park makes it a popular retreat for climbers and hikers. Backcountry hikers and campers head into the solitude of the Three Sisters Wilderness, while others take a hike in the more than 2.5 million acres of national forests in the Bend area. Parks and picnicking abound in and around Bend. Almost all of the parks, lakes and rivers in the area have picnic areas. Bend has recreation fun for


Walking, shopping or dining in historic downtown Bend enhances your recreational experience. Drake Park's Mirror Pond, the jewel of downtown Bend, is a small lake with ducks, Canadian geese, and a pair of swans from Queen Elizabeth's royal swannery in England. The wide stretches of green grass provide a restful counterpoint to the old brick and masonry buildings that compose Bend's business area. Galleries, restaurants, outdoor eateries, boutiques and specialty shops are all within easy walking distance.

the Old Mill District, located on a site previously used for lumber mills, features upscale shopping, trendy restaurants and an outdoor amphitheater which is used for summer concerts. A selection of shopping malls and factory outlet shopping is available in the

areas outlying Bend.

For a panoramic view of Bend and the volcanic peaks around it, take a walk or a drive to the top of Pilot Butte. From this 511 feet high volcanic cindercone, you can see a vista of the high desert region, including nine snowcapped Cascade peaks. A few of the peaks you'll see are the Three Sisters, Broken Top Mountain and Mt. Jefferson. An even finer view can be found at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This monument stretches from Paulina Peak to the Deschutes River and includes hiking trails, lava formations, obsidian fields, and waterfalls, as well as incredible scenery. Also in the Newberry Monument area is the 18 square mile Newberry Crater, which includes Paulina and East lakes, two of Oregon's best mountain fishing


Spelunking, also called caving, in the lava tubes at Skeleton Ca

ve, Arnold Ice Caves or Lava River Caves will show you how the underground half lives. Lava River Cave, Oregon's longest continuous lava tube, is a good beginner cave for families to explore. Geocachers can look for the Earthcache located at this site. All cavers should bring their own light, and wear warm clothing and boots - the cave temperature is approximately 40 F.

So now you have a bit of my part of the world.Hope you enjoy

Monday, October 20, 2008

Odd Shot

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Sorry this guy is a bit blurry, but i got the shot on a drive by, they had him stuck between the gas tanks. "GO DUCKS"

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Camera Critters

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Today's Flower

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My snapdragons before the winter gets them.
I think the freeze got these pretty much, looks pretty sad, and winter is coming around here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

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Last week we drove to Crooked River and i took these of the first new snow on the Sisters mountain range.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Odd Shot Monday

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I don't know how many times i have gone by this and never seen this sign, they must of repainted and made it stand out more since they opened up the new parkway in Redmond, I thought it was kind of a cool and Odd shot.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Today's Flower

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