Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Scenes from the Polk County Fair

City boy and mountain man.

4H kids taking their goats to auction.

Horses seem a little outmoded to me. Sure, they were of great use for a portion of our history but now I see them as a luxury item. We don't eat them or use their milk, most people use them for pleasure or status. Though many are still used to herd and drive cattle a lot of ranchers use ATVs instead. I'm sure some Luddites still use them to pull wagons, plows, carts, harvest timber, etc. OK, maybe horses aren't outmoded but I still think they're overrated.

She makes a compelling case.

6 for 6.That's a $5 dollar penguin.

One of the founders of Oak Grove.

This clown couldn't match the talking robot of 2 years ago but she held several local kids enthralled.

For steep vineyards I guess.

I didn't know this existed. I bet it's called a bucket-claw or loader-thumb. This could make short work of several brush/blackberry zones around the farm.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


I saved these pictures from an Oregonian article a few weeks ago. They seem straight out of an unreleased David Lynch movie.

The accused killer. Bobby Peru's nephew?

The pond where the hand was found.

The trailer in question.

Neighbors who now sleep with guns under their pillows.

Scenes from the Redwoods

We found lots of big trees but very few good mountain bike trails.

This is what happens when you let a Canadian choose a German restaurant in North Bend, Oregon.

At the Trees of Mystery. We didn't enter the actual attraction but the gift shop and museum kicked ass.

At the Hobbit Trail beach.

The best meal we had on the trip...duck potstickers!

Strange fungus.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Twilight Criterium

I had an awesome time at the Twilight Criterium. A lot of old friends were there and I was too busy socializing to take any pictures so I handed my Nikon off to Dabby. He took around 250 shots and they almost all looked like this:

Pretty realistic. The pace was so fast it was hard to watch.

I like this shot of Magnum going by.

Molly was involved in a crash that looked worse than it was. Everyone walked away. Molly must have been given a free lap as she was back up with the leaders within a few laps. Tough.

Smellen shows Dabby how she really feels.

Big and little but we both love Brooklyn.

An excellent crepe. Fig, chevre and honey, it really hit the spot. The cart zone at 12th and Hawthorne was super busy well after midnight.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009


I might need to slot Mongolia into my 10 year itinerary. That is a sweet statue and I bet the T-shirts are killer.