Saturday, May 28, 2011

Melted Glass from Dammasch Dump

A couple of weeks ago Sissie and I went for a walk ... we ended up at "the Dammasch Dump". Recent rains had unearthed some beautiful, weird and just plain interesting relics.

Like this beautiful abstract pattern, which is simply the result of holding a piece of melted brown glass up to the sunlight!

Dammasch State Hospital opened in 1961 and ran until 1995 - as a state psychiatric hospital. During the time they were open, they incinerated most of their trash, and the resulting debris was dumped at an undisclosed area on their property.

After the hospital closed, the property changed hands several times ... memory of the dump site was lost. Except by those of us who knew where it was all along!

"Live Every Moment" hosts a photo challenge on Fridays ... this week's photo challenge is "vibrant colors". I am submitting this post in response to this challenge!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Drip's A Drop ... Weekend Reflections

A drop of water, leaking from the roof at the abandoned church, hits a puddle, flinging glowing drops back skyward ...
(click on photo to enlarge)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Signs That Make You Go "Huh???"

I'm not sure what this guy was advertising ... but it looks like it involves some kind of flame thrower!

Or maybe he was protesting AGAINST the stupid dangerous pranks on YT - involving flame throwers???

Either way, I found this car parked in front of a craft store, and couldn't resist the pic!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Cloud Challenge ...

"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find something in the clouds" ...

When Sissie posted this challenge over at "Random Challenges", I just knew I was going to have an easy time. After all, Beth sees stuff in the clouds all the time - and has taught me to remember to look up too!

But wouldn't you know it ... ever since she issued the challenge, the sky has been gray. Steady slate dark gloomy gray. I'm thankful she left the meme open until June 1 - I hear we have ONE DAY of nice weather between now and then!!!

Then, as I was going through Grampa and Grandma G's old Western Road Trip (circa early 1980's) album for a "Sunday Scans" post, this beautiful cloud caught my eye.

So why not? After all, Beth said "FIND something in the clouds", right?
Well, I found a beautiful bird in this old photo!

And now I can link it with Al's "Sunday Scans", AND Beth's challenge over at "Random Challenges"!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wilsonville's Finest Strikes Again

So I was on my way to the grocery store, and had gone less than half a mile when I noticed a Sheriff patrol car behind me. It didn't bother me too much, I like it that they hang out around here.

He followed me for about a mile ... down the hill, the curvy road, the stop sign, the school bus dropping off students ... then he lit up his lights.

I pulled over, and he approached the car. "May I see your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance please?"

As I fumbled for my wallet, he said "I pulled you over because ... I know you tried to cover it up, but it's not working and there is white showing through".

"Excuse me???"

"Your taillight," he explained. "You taped it up, but there is white showing through, and that's against the law."

"Oh," I said. "I thought you were talking about my HAIR"!

I thought he was going to hurt himself trying not to laugh. After running my license, he handed it back to me and choked out "Thank you, ma'am - have a nice day" - then he practically ran back to his car.

After I turned around, I passed him again.
He gave me a big smile and a wave.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Lifeguard On Duty!

Warning ...
There is NO LIFEGUARD on duty!
Please supervise those children ...
They might actually get the bottoms of their feet damp!!!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"No Trucks"

I was pulling out of the train station in January, and had to pull over to take this picture ... when I noticed this "NO TRUCKS" sign.
Maybe the guy in the TRUCK just couldn't read?

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Work Those Muscles!

Now is the time to get to the gym for a workout ...
And build up those muscles ...
Because you never know when your next job may include ...

Picking up the Customers!!!

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