Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Clock Tower

Clock tower on Willamette University campus alongside the Mark O. Hatfield Library (former governor, state and U.S. Senator).

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Life

This nest was too high for me to see inside. Not sure what bird builds this shape of nest. Abe probably knows. And it was in the Walmart parking lot.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday

To see skies from all over the world -- visit Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Street Art

Love this bit of street art. I think it's of an early 1950's Ford Thunderbird coupe. It adorns the west side of an historic building on Front St. facing Riverfront park.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fish Tale

Sign at McGrath's Fish House. I can't promise that this is true. But they are very tasty.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hannah Bridge

Yesterday you saw the inside, and here she is in all her beauty.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Under Cover

Hannah Bridge, on a sunny September day. Built in 1936 spanning Thomas Creek, east of Salem toward Scio.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Skywatch Friday

The neighboring trees--you can see the broken off branches from last December's ice storm.

To see skies from all over the world -- visit Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Green Fields

Not sure what is planted here, but love the pattern.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hi Neighbor

A visitor coming to our house said they thought they saw camels on the way! Yes, indeed, there are several living down the road.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I'll wait in the car

It is spring. And it is the Northwest.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Metro Wannabe

The City Daily Photo blogs of NYC, Stockholm, Budapest, London and Paris share an unofficial theme day of "subways' the 15th of each month. Their underground systems are interesting and frequently lavished with artwork. Salem has no subway, but I thought I'd add this nice shot of Chemeketa St. as it passes through the underground parking structure beneath the Capitol Mall greenspace, just north of the Capitol. Two-level parking is on either side.

New York City Daily BlogStockholm by pixelsBudapest by Andrea GerakFresh Eyes on LondonPeter’s Paris.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Friday, March 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday

For skies viewed from all over the world -- visit Skywatch.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Well Woes

Waking up to no water is NO fun. Dropping three grand down a 250'+ hole isn't either. But new pump, new pipe and plenty of water is good. I can highly recommend Oregon Pump & Equipment. They showed up about an hour after I called. Returned quickly with the boom truck and worked until dark to restore water for us. Mike and his son Jake conduct business honestly, thoroughly, and caringly.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Historic Deepwood House

In the front parlor of Deepwood house, this is a good example of the Povey Brothers stained glass and eastern golden oak used throughout the house.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Buck Rogers Was Here

Well, actually it's a communications tower, but that's not as much fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday

From my front deck. For skywatches from all over the world -- visit Skywatch.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Salem Brasserie

Salem has it's own brasserie! Read a review at Eat Salem blog.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Union Street Railroad Bridge

The railroad bridge over the Willamette River, being converted to pedestrian traffic, is getting closer to completion, now set for April 18. The bridge will join the trail systems of Riverfront Park on the 'right bank' with Wallace Marine Park's on the left. See previous [post]. From this angle, it reminds me of an old roller coaster.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Roy G. Biv

Just as we were settling into the "Chemo Lounge" on the 4th floor of the COM Building at the Salem Hospital, this beautiful rainbow appeared. The State Capitol with it's golden 'Statesman' can be seen as well as Waller Hall with it's cupola on the Willamette University campus. I don't recall ever seeing a rainbow so vibrant with each band of color very distinct. We welcomed it as a sign of hope.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Late Snow

A morning surprise last week seen from my front deck. It was gone by early afternoon.

Sunday, March 1, 2009