Oregon's Art Deco Bridges

By: calpoppy, 1:54 PM GMT on August 22, 2016

Bridge from Washington spanning the mighty Columbia River and into Astoria, Oregon.

Bridge into Coos Bay

Tucked in between are the state’s crown jewels, the soaring and repeating arch bridges built in the 1920s and ‘30s by master bridge builder Conde B. McCullough.

The Iowa State-educated McCullough was hired in 1919 to head the Oregon Department of Tra...

Updated: 1:55 PM GMT on August 22, 2016

Blue Cut Fire and 0% Humidity:((

By: calpoppy, 1:21 PM GMT on August 05, 2016

Looking at the weather forecast we only had clear skies for the first weekend we were at my son's and dils. So on Sunday we went up to Hurricane Ridge. A line of cars just to get into the Olympic National Park and up on the ridge nothing but people, LOL! I wanted to see it despite the crowds. To bad even on a clear day there was a haze over the mountains.

Hurricane Ridge offers views of the Olympic Mountain...

Updated: 8:43 PM GMT on August 16, 2016


By: calpoppy, 9:45 PM GMT on July 28, 2016

After leaving Briar's place we headed up to my son's place outside of Port Angeles. Such a wonderful place to live at. 5 1/4 acres, ponds, huge trees, wildflowers, a creek and nice cool temperatures:))

Here is a photo of two large trees that were felled maybe in the 1930's?? They have become nurse trees for the red huckleberry and salal, plus a couple of Red Cedars and Douglas Firs were trying to grow also. You...

Up to Washington

By: calpoppy, 1:37 PM GMT on July 14, 2016

We left at 7:00 am Tuesday morning for our 3 week trip up to visit my oldest son Matt and his wife in their wonderful place outside of Port Angeles. Washington. Our route took us up Highway 395 through the Eastern Sierras to a RV place in Coleville, California. Don't ever stay there, LOL! Hot as Hades and NO shade. Then we found out our Minnie's AC was not working. Not fun, but it was one night o...

Updated: 1:45 PM GMT on July 14, 2016

Kate's 1st Birthday!!!!!

By: calpoppy, 1:07 PM GMT on June 19, 2016

Hello!! As most of you know I will be leaving for 3 weeks Tuesday! So I thought I would leave you all some photos of around my place. We have 5 acres, fair sized but not huge with a lot of critters and natural high desert vegetation.

I got a similar photo last year, this one is new. The male Hooded Oriole on an Octollio bloom.

An Oak Titmouse looking for peanuts we feed them on t...

Updated: 1:16 PM GMT on July 13, 2016

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