Spokane Flickr Reunion Tour 2012


I mentioned last week that I met up with some Spokane Flickr friends a couple of weekends ago in my home town. Fun times! We really need to get together more often. It is one thing to interact online but a whole other thing to interact in person. Way better.

Here are the photos I took with my Pentax K7. I will post the Holga shots next week (after they are developed).

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun



My Weekly Photo Challenge effort for this week. Taken with my iPad while I was on a break at work. Not the most creative image in the world, but whatever.

In related photography news: I bought a bunch of 120 film today and I CAN’T WAIT to try it out. I am venturing beyond Fujifilm and trying Kodak Portra and Ektar. I also bought some Kodak Tri-x in 35mm and 120. Is it nerdy to be this excited about film? I don’t care.

it was a good day


It was a glorious day today! The last time I looked at the temperature in Sandy it was 77 degrees! Oh how I have missed Mr. Sun. I LOVE this weather so much.

Ever since I read Runner’s World trail running issue I have been dying to go out for a trail run. So this morning I bought myself a pair of Merrells with the intention of running the Salmon River Trail. Unfortunately, I am sick with a cold and today was the grinding headache portion of the nastiness. So instead decided to break in my new shoes by hiking the trail instead.

Afterward we decided to check a cabin that is for sale, cheap, in Rhododendron (a little community up on Mt. Hood.) Oh. My. God. It is right on the river and it is the most beautiful spot ever. And now I want to buy a weekend cabin.

Here are some iphone snaps from our day, and a video of the Salmon River, too.

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“All told we were in there six hours. And no, i wasn’t meditating. I just stood there quietly breathing. There were no thoughts in my head whatsoever. I don’t know what these other crackpots were doing.”
Ron Swanson

On Meditation