Oregon – Colton

On Saturday, I visited an organic farm in Colton, Oregon.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colton,_Oregon)

It was a beautiful day!  Here are some of the pictures….

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

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Oregon – Portland (Oaks Park)

On Wednesday, I drove to the Sellwood area of Portland, Oregon.  Near the Sellwood Bridge is an amusement park, called Oaks Park.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oaks_Amusement_Park & http://www.oakspark.com/)

The amusement park is more than 100 years old and one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the nation.

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When I arrived, the amusement park was emptying (from an end of school year party for middle school kids).  So I walked around taking pictures, as the amusement park was closing down for the day.

I entered through a nice park/picnic area, which overlooks the Willamette River.

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There were lots of rides….

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the Carousel….

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the Scream’n’ Eagle…

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the Rock & Roll…

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the Rock-O-Plane…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Pelton Dam

As I drove across Oregon, I turned off Highway 26 to visit the Pelton Dam.   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelton_Dam)

The drive to the dam was beautiful!

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The dam….

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Lake Simtustus (on the high side of the dam)…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Ochoco Reservoir (Prineville area)

I traveled through central Oregon on Highway 26.  As I approached Prineville, I felt delighted to see the Ochoco Reservoir.  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochoco_Dam & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prineville,_Oregon)

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon & Florida – Beaches

If you have been following my blog, you know that my posts have been absent for the past couple weeks.  My 81 year old mother had hip surgery and I have been busy assisting her.  Fortunately, she is doing well and on the road to full recovery.  (However, it may be weeks before I am photographing our beautiful country again.)

Here are some beach photographs of Florida and Oregon.  Two very distant areas – and equally beautiful!

Oregon’s Pacific Ocean…

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Florida’s Gulf coast…

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Oregon – Northern Valley – Sunsets

I love a good sunset!

These sunsets were photographed in 1998 around the Portland and Salem area.  I used film and printed by hand on photographic paper – the old fashioned way.  (A scanned copy is shown below.)

Wilsonville –

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Hillsboro –

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Silver Falls State Park –

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somewhere –

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 1998, 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Oregon – Portland area – Fireworks

On July 4th, 1998, I was sitting in my apartment and heard loud bangs.  I looked out the window and say gorgeous fireworks in the sky.  So I jumped in the car and chased the lights.  About a half mile away was a large fireworks display.

(These images were developed the old fashion way and printed on paper.  Below are scans of these photographs.)

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 1998, 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

The 100th blog post! Yippee!

This is the 100th post in the blog.  Two and a half months have passed.  We have been around the continental USA.

Thank you for following the blog!  Seeing your comments and likes have meant a lot to me.

It has been my pleasure to share my adventures with you – in photographs.

In honor of the 100th post, we will revisit some of my favorite photos from the road…  I hope you enjoy….

Swanville, Maine….

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North of Valrico, Florida….

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Alexandria Bay, New York…

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Nebraska…

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Newport, Oregon….

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Sonoma County, California….

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Indiana…

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New York, New York…

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada….

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Deer Isle, Maine…

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Amherst, Massachusetts area….

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Northfield, Minnesota…

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Kent, Connecticut area….

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Oregon coast…

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Buffalo, New York…

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Sarasota, Florida…

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Bear Mountain, New York….

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Reader, West Virginia….

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Washington, D.C….

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South Carolina….

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Trinidad, California….

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Port Townsend, Washington….

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Sullivan Beach, South Carolina

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Panama City Beach, Florida…

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Selma, Alabama…

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Louisiana…

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New Mexico…

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Los Angeles, California….

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Cold Spring, New York….

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Manzanita, Oregon….

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Missoula, Montana…

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

All over the USA – a hodgepodge of images and stories

I love dandelions.  (Taken in Viroqua, Wisconsin)

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On my way back from Nehalem (on the Oregon coast), I pass by these signs.  I love the way the  “sunken grade” sign has sunken….

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In my friend’s driveway (in Peebles, Ohio) was a school bus.  Not an old, out of commission bus, but a real one.  She is a bus driver and that’s where the bus is parked at night….

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I loved the beauty of the textures and colors in this rock wall (in the Gainesville, Georgia area).

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The Tampa Bay area (in Florida) is a very windy place in winter.

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I was at a music performance in Mohler, Oregon when I saw the lights.

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Every year, the small town of Manzanita, Oregon hosts a large July 4th parade.  Starting the night before, people set their chairs up and leave them.  By parade time, there are hardly any spots to be found.

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An antique car, parked at the July 4th celebration in Manzanita, Oregon.

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In a  natural area on the outskirts of Manzanita, Oregon, some ducks stroll by.

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All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman

Northwest Oregon – Flowers…

Flowers, from the northwest corner of Oregon…    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon)

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Tigard, Oregon –

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Milwaukie, Oregon –

My 5 and 7 year old friends and I like to give flowers a little more life when they are wilting.  So we remove their stems, fill their “Kiddie pool” with water, and place the flowers in.  We call it the “flower pond.”

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Manzanita, Oregon –

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             Eileen Newman, Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker               eileen14800@gmail.com                      503-451-0385

All photographs and blog content – copyright 2011 – 2015  Eileen Newman