Prayer flags

Life

Still not feeling particularly bloggy. Here is a gif I made.

The best thing that happened today is that we booked plane tickets to England to attend Pinhole Day in Norwich! I wasn’t sure if we could make it happen this year but happened to check prices on Tuesday night and tickets to London were crazy cheap. The next day the price already started to climb so we decided to just jump on it now, while it’s hot. I’m so excited!

Angel’s Wing

Photography

This morning I woke up with laryngitis, so I’m still pretty much a mess. I am still home sick. I am sick of being sick. I hate not being able to talk.

I don’t have any ideas for a blog post, and since I’m committed to 100 days of blogging for about 15 more days I decided to share digital photo (gasp!) of a mushroom I took 7 years ago. This is, (I think) called Angel’s Wing. I believe I found it on Mt Hood.

I revisited my digital photos searching for mushroom photos. My coworker asked if I wanted to display some of my photography at a show about mushrooms. I was hoping I had some pinhole photos of mushrooms and I swear I do somewhere, I just can’t find them. Perhaps when I do I will share.

angels wing

“The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people, makes us live in soap bubbles which, however lovely, are insubstantial; they offer a fleeting and empty illusion which results in indifference to others; indeed, it even leads to the globalization of indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others.

— Pope Francis

Globalization of indifference

Random

Sunday drive

Travel and Other Adventures

I’m officially too sick to go running today. But I felt like getting out of the house without expending any energy and being around people. So the Mister & I went for a long drive around Mt Hood. Highway 84 was reopened yesterday and I was curious to drive through the Gorge to see the Eagle Creek Fire damage. I took a bunch of drive-by photos with my phone but they really don’t show much. It’s really pretty devastating. Especially the area around Eagle Creek.

Regardless, the Gorge is still breathtaking. It’s still The Gorge. I am looking forward to documenting how Nature takes its course. I am looking forward to seeing what new plants will grow and how the landscape and view will change. But for now I morn the terrible destruction that has taken place to one of my favorite places.

Here are my photos. The fire got really close to the freeway!