So much action happens in the game what with players racing from one end of the ice rink to the other, stopping on a dime, changing directions, fights, and goals all of this on a thin piece of sharp metal.

A Drain Revisit

Looking northwest, Steam train passes over trestle in lower left corner, covered bridge obscured by smoke.

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Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West… Continue reading Vanished Line

With some free time one Thursday last December, 2019 I pack the camera and drive the Scion to no planned destination ending up along Main St., Springfield, Oregon. Traveling through the downtown core looking for photographic opportunities a causal glance into an open yet, fenced-in, area I observe a grand object rare to the West…… Continue reading Vanished Line

Disconnection Nervousness

A kenneled yellow/white furred dog sitting attentively, ears erect, eyes forward catches my attention, “What’s the background on this dog here he appears well mannered, easy going not vying for attention.”

A kenneled yellow/white furred dog sitting attentively, ears erect, eyes forward catches my attention, “What’s the background on this dog here he appears well mannered, easy going not vying for attention.”

Onioned Domed Cupola

Dawson Park's Gazebo December 2019Click image for larger view As the crowning point on the Hill Building, built in 1890 by Charles Hill Albina's first mayor on the corner of NE Russell St and N Williams Ave in Portland, Oregon's NE, the onion shaped dome was styled after the Taj Mahal in India which was… Continue reading Onioned Domed Cupola

Dawson Park’s Gazebo December 2019Click image for larger view As the crowning point on the Hill Building, built in 1890 by Charles Hill Albina’s first mayor on the corner of NE Russell St and N Williams Ave in Portland, Oregon’s NE, the onion shaped dome was styled after the Taj Mahal in India which was…… Continue reading Onioned Domed Cupola

Oddly Placed

About one mile north of Albany, Oregon off exit 235 from Interstate 5 stands an unusual figure one I was surprised to see no flags flying given the current heady times we are in. As I drive throughout the Willamette Valley my photographic eye wanders about and occasionally spots a scene to record such was… Continue reading Oddly Placed

About one mile north of Albany, Oregon off exit 235 from Interstate 5 stands an unusual figure one I was surprised to see no flags flying given the current heady times we are in. As I drive throughout the Willamette Valley my photographic eye wanders about and occasionally spots a scene to record such was…… Continue reading Oddly Placed

Oregon History this time Drain

Pass River Covered Bridge Statehood CentenialCovered wagon replicaChristmas lights 2019 on Highway 38's eastern approach to townthis just a small taste of the many lights adorning Drain this holiday seasonCharles Drains House now apart of the local school districtThis group of tall pine caught my eye on the eastern approach to town off of Highway… Continue reading Oregon History this time Drain

Pass River Covered Bridge Statehood CentenialCovered wagon replicaChristmas lights 2019 on Highway 38’s eastern approach to townthis just a small taste of the many lights adorning Drain this holiday seasonCharles Drains House now apart of the local school districtThis group of tall pine caught my eye on the eastern approach to town off of Highway…… Continue reading Oregon History this time Drain

Momentarily caught off guard by Jim’s philosophical outburst Melinda retaliates, “That sounds like good advice however, how does this apply to our current situation?”

Photograph by Jim Pykonen Nancy said, "Buford T. Pusser will never think of looking for us here, eh Sid?" "Right Nancy but forget about that person as I have the tent setup, a fire going, and the wine a chillin.' Let's make wild and crazy love under the roar of the Leaburg Dam." Nancy raising… Continue reading Getaway, Part 4

Photographs by Jim Pykonen Confident no one was following Sid and Nancy slow the escape as they pass by a saw mills ruins, Sid said, "You know Nancy that coned shaped object is called a WigWam burner, if you happen to be in Washington State or Idaho they are TeePee burners, and when traveling through… Continue reading Getaway, Part 3