Monday, October 30, 2017

About Time To Wrap Up Things For The Winter.

Wow, I can't believe it is the end of October already, This year seems to have gone by much faster than usual, but that could be because I was  able to get out alot more this year than in past years despite Rob being hospitalized twice at the beginning of Summer due to his ongoing Brain Injury issues.
Over all we had a good summer, Didn't get to all the places we had planned on but those are at the top of our list for next Spring/Summer, plus I have some places I want to go back to as well as some places to check out over in the Silver Lake/Christmas Valley area that my Dad told me about recently.
Sometime in December I will be doing my Best of post with the Best shots of the year, I've shot so much that I have a feeling it is going to be a difficult task deciding which shots to choose, but it will be fun going back through all the pics either way.

This past week was peak colors for fall pictures, so Friday I headed up to Washington Park to the Japanese Gardens, got some pretty good shots despite it being crowded and having to be patient which I tend to not be LOL.

My RA is starting to act up some, but I think that has a lot to do with the weather turning to cool and damp at night, the days here in NW Oregon are still warm and sunny, highs in the mid 60's to maybe 70 or 75, however that is going to be changing by the end of this week when rumor has it the snow level will be dropping to around 2500' feet and our daytime high here will drop to around mid 40's and be rainy.  
Based on what I am reading in the local weather group, I have a feeling this will be a long cold winter with some awesome storms, hopefully I'll get out to the coast to shoot at least one good storm.

Anyway, Here are a few shots I got Friday up at the Japanese Gardens.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The 7 Photos 7 days thing going around on Facebook

Has given me an opportunity to spread awareness of Rheumatoid Disease and how it impacts my daily life, I'm doing it as a glimps into my daily life that I normally keep very private, mainly cause it's not always pleasant to look at or to think about, But with so many people battling not just Rheumatoid Disease, but other Auto Immune Diseases I thought that  this would be a great way to spread awareness of the need for Research.

As for Me, I have my good days and I have my bad days, Days where I feel good and others where I don't feel so good, Pain level goes up and down, especially with the weather and temps outside,

I realize just how lucky I am to still have my husband at my side when so many others bail on their partner.

So Here are the 3 photos, plus tomorrows photo.

A Wedding, A Ghost Town And A Whole Lot Of Fun

Last Week was a lot of fun for me, I got to shoot my Nieces wedding for her, got to hang out with my Nephew and his family, and even went on a Photo Adventure. It was great1

I was over in Eastern Oregon, Baker County to be exact ans I had so much fun, I needed this break from day to day life.
While I was there, My Niece, My Daughter, and one of the Brides Maids all went to Sumpter, Oregon, we checked out the old Gold Dredge that was featured on the TV show Ghost Mine, and then we just wandered around, shot the Fist Bank of Sumpter, and a couple of old abandoned buildings.

The next Day was the wedding and I worked my tail off, but it was fun.
Here are a few of the Images I got those two days.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Shhhhhh, I dont want to say it to loudly

That I'm doing good that is.
Life with Rheumatoid Disease is challenging to say the least, some days I feel great, in fact I can feel great for days, weeks or months, then all of a sudden, I am not doing so well, having a flare, and that can knock me down for just as long as having good days, it all just depends on many factors such as, weather, mood, stress level just to name a few.
For me, Winter is when I do the worst, the cold and wet that is prevalent here in the Pacific Northwest really gets to me, which is why I don't get out to do much photography in the winter months.
Spring, Fall and Summer are the best for me, when I feel the best.
Anyway, I've  been doing pretty good this summer, only a couple or three flares, but those quickly got better with some  rest. I've been able to get out with the camera more this summer than I have in the last 2 years, and I hope to be able to keep this up through the winter, however I'm not going to hold my breath. 

I got out last week, I was out around the Damascus area Wednesday last week to see my folks, then after I was done I went out towards Boring and shot an old shed I'd had my eye on for a while, but every time I went by there I never had my camera with me, well this time I did, and I finally got the shot.
I also ventured up to the old pioneer cemetery in Damascus, and a few rodeo horses that are currently being boarded near Molalla.
I truely hope ya'll enjoy the pictures.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Well, That Was A Long Break

I didnt intend it to be that long LOL, I just had nothing going on, not getting out at all for the last 2 years.

However this year thats changed, Ive shot around 1,000 photos this year and that is huge considering this time last year I had shot maybe 100 frames.

My health is much better this year thereby letting me get out more with the camera.  I went to the Tulip Festival this year, out to Mosier and a Pow-Wow this year, also went down to the Oregon Coast for the 4th of July this year, which was a first for Rob and I, and while Rob Couldn't handle the flash and noise of the fireworks, we still enjoyed ourselves and was able to relax.
Here is a sample of what Ive shot so far this year.