Shots And Thoughts From An Ordinary Guy.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Powell Butte Hike Today

We spent the afternoon hiking around Powell Butte in Portland.

Grayson, Lori, Nancy

Grayson posing for his portrait :)

Daisy sniffing away... The lead dog!

Fun Nature Shots...

Memorial Day 2010

Memorial Day 2010 - Thank you to all who have served. You are all amazing!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Washing a skylight in the rain... I am getting soaked today. I am ready for some sun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Sound Brigade

Grayson spent the morning helping at a bicycle safety event at school today. Part of their time was playing the drums with The Sound Brigade.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Expose yourself...

Best poster ever made! Great job uncle Mike.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Who designed this system anyway?

Nice, nothing like swimming in the sewer! It has always baffled me as to why our sewer overflow is the Willamett River. I am so glad they are building the new "big pipe" sewer retention system... let's hope it works.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Welcome back rain...

What's up with this?

I understand from time to time in life we may get things just a little wrong and then we try to improve upon our mistakes so we become better at what we do... But what is up with the weather predictions for the Pacific Northwest?

As you can see we are supposed to have rain and cool temperatures all week. Many people schedule their life around the weather so accuracy would be nice once in awhile. I have lived here for 43 years and it seems like the best approach to predicting the weather is to simply look outside. If it is wet then it is raining. If it is bright then the sun is shining. If stuff is blowing around it is windy. And if there is white stuff on the ground it is snowing... Come on weather people....

And as you can see... once again the weather reporters in Portland are not even close. Sunny and not a cloud in the sky. Go figure.

Don't get me wrong, I love the sunny weather... Enjoy the day!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The St Johns Bridge

I was enjoying a beautiful day down near the Historic St Johns Bridge the other day and wanted to share a couple of pictures I took.

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Taking the kids for a swim

A few little one's swimming with mom and dad in the Willamette river.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Picture Perfect

Another picture-perfect day in the City of Roses! Enjoy...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our Blooming Clematis

Today's shot is of our clematis... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


I drove by our old house the other day... they have now added this really nice wall in front of it and made the old country road five lanes... all you can see from the street now is the chimney. Oh, the price of progress. I am glad we moved, but it sure was nice living there when the chickens roamed the yard and the kids roamed the trees down by the creek.

Friday, May 7, 2010

In Memory of Samuel Elkins

RIP Sam... may the Lord bless you and keep you.

Bustin a move...

Austin is working hard getting this garden window cleaned this morning. Beautiful day to be washing windows... check out my web site:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Learning to park

I came out after cleaning gutters at a customer's house today and someone decided to park right behind me... I don't know but maybe this is just a little too close :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

A view through the trees...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Boardman Sky

A beatiful sky over Boardman Oregon this afternoon.