Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mika Under Table

This is one of her favorite spots,
When she honors me with her presence.

She watches me ...
With such devotion.

Or maybe she's hungry.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Someone's Watching Me ...

Actually I don't feel so bad ...
About this kind old gent ...
Watching me ...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Having Fun with Fries!

I don't usually set up shots, but this time I made an exception - with items found at the abandoned mega-church ...

All I can say is ... where's the ketchup???

Friday, March 26, 2010

Reflections of Me - Weekend Reflections

I found a lens from someone's sunglasses (at the abandoned church building) - upon picking it up, I realize that the world was reflected here! Um, well I realized I was reflected here.

I guess I could have turned it a little to the left or right, lost myself right out of the picture.

Because I don't usually post pictures of myself.

When I say Usually, I mean I NEVER post pictures of myself.

But I kept me in there.

Thank you Carole, for giving me the inspiration, and the courage to post this Reflection.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Face in a Window

I think I can figure out why he's so unhappy ...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yuno, Gentleman Fighter

Mika was pouncing him unmercifully.
But he never once lost his composure.

Always and Forever ...
Yuno, The Gentleman Fighter.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Glass Shaped Cloud

I was looking at the random patterns made by the broken glass in the skylights, when I noticed the cloud. How it was nearly exactly the same shape as the broken glass.

How cool is that??

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Walk in the Forest with Sissie

A trillium ... cuddled by the big leaf maple leaf it grew through.

A beautiful conch, covered with moss and backlit by the late afternoon sun.

The big leaf maple is putting out it's aromatic flowers.

The woods is magic this time of year.
Just ask sissie.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vandalizm - Weekend Reflections

The broken window glass reflects the flowering plum tree just outside ...

Recent rains, leaking roof - reflect the graffiti.

The late afternoon sun filtering through the broken window create a soft reflective glow.

And highlight someone's art.

A final statement.

These photos were taken at an abandoned and vandalized mega-church near my house. I often hear the vandalism in progress - breaking glass, banging metal, laughter of children.
It is very sad.
It makes me stop and reflect.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I call it "Moss Island"

From a distance, it's just a patch of moss ...

But look a little closer ...

It's a tiny little universe ...

It looks green, cool and inviting.

A wonderful visit to "Moss Island"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Trillium for Sissie!

Sissie! They're here!!!

The first trilliums of Spring.

Neener neener neener!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Look Who I Found At Church!!!

Let me introduce you to Portland's newest band ...

American Overdose!

Actually they were over at the abandoned and vandalized church doing a photo shoot - they have never recorded anything, and to date, have never even performed live.

But they are getting ready to.

I probably won't go to their show.
Not my style.

But they were fun, courteous and gracious to the group of kids they scared with their masks. Snicker.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

LEC Sunrise

I saw sudden beautiful color in the windows of the now vacant church/school ...
And managed to catch the sun in a fleeting moment.
Before the clouds once again muted its glory.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Broken Window - Weekend Reflections

The beauty of the flowering cherry tree reflecting into the broken window ...
Proves even ugliness can be beautiful.

It's all in the perspective of the artist within.
And how you see the world.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three Horses

I saw three horses in my bacon,
I ate them anyway.
But now my poor little tummy is achin'
I forgot to give them hay!

Poem by my mom, Eva Gibson

Party Place

Last weekend was busy at the abandoned mega-church across the street.
Groups of people came and went at all hours, and loud noises at night prompted several calls to the Sheriff's office.

Upon investigation, it seems there was a party going on.

Hmmmm, maybe if I had been invited, I wouldn't have called the cops!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Weiner Dog Rabbit on a Stick

Another delightful cattail -
Assuming an alternate identity.
Cute, ain't he?
In a weird sort of way???

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How to Display Your Art ...

Always put it in context.
Make sure it is well framed.
Put it in a public place, with lots of traffic.

And it will be appreciated.
And defaced.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Springtime Blues

My First Blue Monday Post ...

But not my first blue Monday ...

In just a few days
These cute little blue flowers
Really will be

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sasquatch Sighting!

The sasquatch on the left is a famous photo I found at http://theunexplainedmysteries.com.

The sasquatch on the right is what Victoria and I saw, lurking in the swamp.

Eerie similarities ...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Emanuel Hospital - Weekend Reflections

My niece had a post-surgery appointment at Emanuel Hospital in downtown Portland (Oregon). As we were walking into the building, I noticed the beautiful sky was beautifully reflected onto their big glass windows.

Tiffi is fine, by the way. Her surgery was successful, and she has completely recovered.

For more beautiful reflections from around the world, please visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Shocked! Shocking! Shocker!

If you enlarge this adorable guy,
you will find he looks a little

Or shocked (tee hee)

Actually, he comes from the end of a long fluorescent light tube that someone broke.

No wonder he looks so shocked!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Here birdie, birdie, birdie

No, I didn't put it there.
No, I don't know who did.


Who knows???

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hazy Full Moon and Fir Tree

Last night's full moon was amazing.