Saturday, September 5, 2009

Some old photos to share...

Here we are sitting and looking over the Columbia river at Cresent Bar where there are scands of boats, big boats, running all over the river. This is a great place to spend the last summer weekend and there are lots of parties going on.

We are still trying to get over our colds and get back to 100% so we can get back on the road. As we lived in this area for over 5 years it was hard to get out and take pictures of the area that we have seen for years so Dick decided to share some of his photos with you. This is just a small sample of pictures that he liked.

The first is a sunset that was taken in Boardman Oregon during one of our camping trips with friends.

Here is an old truck that was in the corner of a field that was used to dump the farmer's junk. Most farms in the area have a place to keep all the old broken down junk incase any of it could be used again.

This was taken on the east coast and using a photo editing program the sunlight was added to the center of the photo. It's fun to try and edit photos to bring out the image.

Who can go to Las Vegs and go away without some night shots? We had a great time there and did get lots of shots that night.

Shortly after taking this picture in Death Valley a gentleman walked up to us and asked if that was our truck parked over there as one of the tires was leaking. No problem as we have roadside service and all we had to do was make a call and they would come out and change it for us. We pulled out the old cell phone to find that there was not any service for miles so guess who changed the tire in the very hot Death Valley.

Posted on our Blog was another picture of "the girl in red" on the brow of the hill. While traveling through Death Valley there standing on the top of a ridge was a very lovely young lady in a red dress. We figured when she saw Dick taking pictures that she started to pose. We did get several shots of her and later shared them with her.
While camping in Oregon this shell of a boat was just behind our back window and we thought it was interesting with all the pilings in the background.

Just another day on the ocean beach with lots of shore birds being chased up the beach by the incomming tide and waves.

Did Dick tell you that he loves the ocean and never misses a chance to get a picture of some of the light houses.

And the view from a light house with the ocean waves pounding on the beach and the glare of the sun on the water.

At low tide these rocks are reflected in the water with the ocean in the background. Notice the one tree on the one rock and the clam digger in the foreground trying to dig clams for his dinner.

Another beach and another shot with people searching for treasurers. Did Dick tell you that he loves the ocean?

It looks like Dick is not the only one who loves the ocean. If you look closely you can see a huge smile on the young ladies face sitting on the top of the log.

Before we left Ephrata we took the time to get some pictures of Jackie's rose garden. We loved this bright yellow with a rose color around the edge.

From the beach to a big hole in the ground. It's hard to see the size of this underground garden that is over 30' tall. It took a lot of work to get this picture without a tripod but we got the shot.

There are some very beautiful spots in Yellowstone but this was one area that we found late in the day with a waterfall and river running through the valley.

Wanting to get some shots of the fire that devastated Yellowstone years ago, this burnt out forest still stands as a stark reminder of what a forest fire can do.

We did get into some snow and wild flowers in the spring and while hiking in the mountains we found lots of lovely spots like this.

A cold day near Mount Shasta with the clouds sliding down the side of the mountain with part of this lake still frozen. Now where is our fishing pole?

From the mountains to the wheat field. How many stories can this old house tell us? The best we can do is preserve the history in a few photos. Listen close, what is it telling you?

Another derelict rusting away in a farmer's field. How many miles did it go before it was put to rest. Did some one get a first kiss on the front seat at a drive in movie? We will never know.

What can we say about this photo except she was really trying hard to get a drink and keep her feet dry. Right time at the right place. (Dick took this photo over 30 years ago.)

Debbie was looking and Michelle was waiting her turn. Looks like she was a little bored.

Both Debbie and MIchelle had to wait their turn and now it looks like Debbie is the one who is bored. We must share and take our turns.

And finally this parting shot of Jackie walking with Debbie and Michelle on the ocean beach.

For those that don't know both Debbie and Michelle are now married.

To be continued...


Grant aka BirdingRVer said...

Great photos!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photo trip!

Skip & Bev said...

Good to hear from you. We are working our way south to Arizona. Skip will be working on the maintenance crew at Quail Run RV resort in Arizona City, 21 hrs per week for space and electric. Arizona City is just south of Casa Grande off of I-10. Currently in St. George UT. Temps are mid to high 90's which is just perfect for us desert people!

Kathy said...

Hey Jackie and Dick, I sure hope you are feeling better by now!! Kids play "germ warfare" don't they! :)

I loved the pics! I'm with you, Dick, I love the ocean!

We're in West Yellowstone and snjoying Gorgeous weather, 70's during the day and around freezing at night! Nice and brisk, the air smells so fresh!!

Take care of yourselves!
Kathy (