Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hydrant and the Box of Clothes

Could take your clothes to Goodwill. Or just sit them on the curb. Whatever.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

House From Above

Seen from the Marblehead Lighthouse near Sandusky, Ohio. Found this one in the photo archives. See a close-up shot of the picket fence gate here.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow More Ice

Tired of snow and ice pics? It's melting away here finally. Here's a touch of spring, though it's months away.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Frozen Twiggy Thing


"What is it?" she said. "It's a frozen twiggy thing," I replied. "You just named my picture."

Everything here in Portland is still a snowy, slushy, foot-deep mess. Warm temps this weekend will get the world moving again, we hope.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Frozen to the Fence

Icy leaf frozen to a fence.

This photo has nothing to do with the holidays, but Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Icy Robin

Poor bird has to be miserable. But he and some friends found a frozen berry feast from a tree down the street.

(Happy 500th post to me!)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Bumple Grass

Fragile blades of grass reinforced now with bumples of ice. Got another 4 or so inches of snow on top of the ice on top of snow. Tomorrow? Maybe another layer of ice...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Crystal Crusted

Rhododendron leaves crusted with ice like jewels. About 1/4" of ice layered over plants, telephone wires, windshields, etc.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Hydrant

Fire hydrant covered in snow. It's been coming down constantly for over 24 hours now and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

For now, it's fun being "snowed in", but we may need some ideas on how to keep cabin fever at bay.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Montana Ranch?

Looks like a fence post from a Montana ranch, but it's just proof that snow does fall in a Portland, Oregon neighborhood.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow Sill

Snow on a window sill. A rare sight in Portland, but it does happen. Expecting to get dumped on with more snow and ice the next two days. Next week isn't looking any better. Could end up with a severe case of cabin fever.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cocoa-licious - Crossmark on KATU

Yummy treat for a winter day -- warm cookies and hot chocolate piled high with whipped cream. Took this as a promo shot for my wife's latest article on the KATU.com website (though this shot didn't make the final cut).

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hot Dog, Please

Not open for business today. But I've seen this hot dog stand doing quite the business at Portland's Saturday Market on Ankeny Square.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

What I Saw Out the Window

View out an upper window of an old building in the Old Town section of Portland.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chapel and the Tree

A tree still in color by Mt. Scott Park Presbyterian Church. Yes, in December.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weather Bird

This sign will forever be etched in my brain. Something to stare at in the early morning as I wait for my bus.

Friday, November 21, 2008

You Are Here

Directional sign for the MAX train here in Portland. Sure love that aspect of the TriMet public transit system. The bus? Not so much.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This Train

I ride the electric commuter train to work every day here in Oregon, but don't see many old freight trains any more.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Falling Leaves

There's still some leaves left on the trees here, but they're fading fast.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ghost Moon

Ghostly image of a full moon. (30-second exposure on a cloudy night.)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spoon in the Road

To paraphrase Will Rogers, "When you come to a spoon in the road, take it."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fix You

I've had the song "Fix You" by Coldplay going through my head all day. Seems to go well with this photo and my mood.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sale! Sale! Sale!

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION ALERT!
Just a quick heads up that I've slashed prices at my Shutterfly store my Photrade store in time for the holiday shopping. You can get almost any Crossmark Photo on playing cards, magnets, puzzles, notecards, mugs--even a nice keepsake box or desktop organizer. [Update: Canvas prints, frames, shirts, coasters, softballs and aprons too.]
If you have a favorite Crossmark Photo and don't see it in the store, let me know. I'll be happy to add it.
Here's a few of my faves from the flower category:





Fernage

We've officially moved into the rainy season here in Portland, Oregon. Pulling from my photo archives to remember the sunny days. Hope I have enough to last until the sun pops out again. =)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Take Out the Papers and the Trash

Colorful trash and recycle bins outside a house.

Seems fitting considering the election. Out with the old. In with the new. This isn't a political blog (I keep saying that, don't I?) and I'm not about to say who I voted for. I just hope someone will restore America's image and goodwill in the world. There's a big mess to be cleaned up.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cash for Cars

The car salesman tells me that this sign has been up since 1970-something. That makes the sign an antique. And me too, now that I think of it.