photography: Spring is in the air and my camera is going to enjoy it!
- 05/03/13 07:04 PM
I love spring! Baseball, nice weather and a great time to bring the camera out and see the beautiful sites that spring has to offer. Though most people aren't fans of bees, I think what they do is help pollinate all that beauty that is out there for us to view.
photography: Some Saturdays during baseball season are better than others
- 06/03/12 09:08 AM
As many of you know this is only
the 2nd year in the
past 10 years that I have worked real estate during baseball season. When
stopped coaching, it gave me a little more free time to sell and not go
But, Saturday usually ends up being a day that we arrive at the fields
in the morning and aren’t getting home until 6pm at night with 3 kids
playing baseball and softball.
As soon as one game ends we are
on to the next with no breaks.
But, this Saturday we had a break,
photography: The sun is always shining, no matter how bad the storm looks
- 05/30/12 02:30 PM
After every storm the sun will
smile; for every problem there is a
solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of
This is a quote I found today
because I was looking for way to
tell my son that there is a solution for everything you
just need to look for
it rather than get upset and be mad at the world for what is a
photography: We had a new friend at our basement door
- 05/26/12 06:46 PM
What a surprise we had today,
there at our basement door we
had a visitor. Now, this is a door probably hasn’t even
been opened in 20
years. But, as we headed out to the backyard, we spotted this little
one out of
the corner of our eye. We sat there and talked to our friend and took
for more than 30 minutes until our new friend fell asleep. That was
decided to leave her alone. I guess it got out that I’m in to saving
little ones and wouldn’t mind them coming over to stay.
photography: The rainbow before the storm
- 05/26/12 07:57 AM
Now, yesterday I caught this
great shot of this rainbow and
then within 5 minutes we had a lot of thunder and lightning.
Now, I won’t like
I was really hoping for that National Geographic moment when I got a
lightning behind the rainbow, but that never happened.
enjoy the rainbow and maybe next time I can name it the
rainbow during the storm.
photography: Look who we got to meet on the way home
- 05/17/12 09:27 AM
As we were coming back from
Softball last night, who should we see along the side of the
road? Now, unfortunately mom was on the other
side of the fence and this little one couldn't make the jump.
But, don't worry my daughter and
I blocked traffic until mom could come rescue baby and show this little
one the way around the fence.
photography: Hello Mr. Sun… Meet Miss Meri Gold, isn’t she beautiful?
- 05/16/12 10:31 PM
Oh, the sun has finally come out
here in Oregon and we have
had a lot of it. Almost 2 weeks without a drop of rain now
and the flowers are
starting to bloom and my camera is really starting to get the dust
taken off of
This marigold was just popping
out to say hello on day 4 of
the sun and I had to take its picture, it didn’t seem to
mind as it held still
for the entire photo shoot.
photography: Not all mushrooms look or taste the same
- 05/12/12 09:35 PM
I love mushrooms, but I also know
that I won’t be caught out
in the wild picking them unless I’m with someone who knows
what to look for as
not all mushrooms are the same. Some mushrooms are perfectly good to
others can kill you!
Now, I’m not sure if these will,
but I just thought they
were different and in their own way beautiful, so I
brought out the camera and
enjoyed what months of rain brought us here in Oregon.
photography: Everyone is starting to come out to enjoy the sun
- 05/10/12 08:29 PM
We have had a week of wonderful
weather here in Beaverton,
Oregon and are expected to through the
weekend. The reports say that Monday could even come
close to 90
degrees! For those of you who know Portland, we maybe only get 10-15 90
degree plus days a year. But, as you can see everyone is starting to
come out and enjoy the sun.
photography: Spring has arrived and I can already see a blackberry pie in my future
- 05/08/12 04:52 PM
One thing about Oregon is we have
wet winters, but when the
sun does arrive, the plants slowly come to life and prepare to bare
for us. Today for the 2nd day in a row the sun
came out and I
spotted this guy in our backyard. This means in a couple months if we
I will be able to have my first sugar free blackberry pie.
photography: Where do you find inspiration?
- 04/28/12 10:06 AM
Sometimes you just see a photo opportunity that inspires you
and that is what happened with my daughter at the ocean this past
Saturday. Today she is 8 and she is ready to take on the world and I do
believe like her that nothing can stop her! Happy birthday Tascha!
photography: Out with my camera today and came across some EGG-cellent photo opportunities
- 04/07/12 08:28 AM
While at the gym I met my new
work out partner, lucky for me
breaks easier than I do, but he does seem to be
doing very well on his
high protein diet.
Next up, as I was leaving the
gym, which is near a Walmart,
I noticed White
Trash Egg coming out, dressed in the ever popular
best for Walmart… in a ‘70’s tube top. (Shhh, I think she stuffs)
Then, while at a concert, once
again there was a wardrobe
malfunction with the EGG-hibitionist.
It was sad to see, but like Janet at least she
photography: It was a dark and snowy night
- 01/31/12 11:30 PM
It was a dark and snowy night in Beaverton, but that
mean you can’t get a great picture. When I looked out back to the
is the beautiful view I had that dark and snowy night. The sad part was
morning pretty much all the snow was gone and this picture was all we
show for it. The kids were certainly a little disappointed.
photography: Where is all that Oregon rain going Todd? Oregon City Falls, wait what falls?
- 01/23/12 03:02 PM
In 2008, I took this picture of
the Oregon City
Falls and it
shows what the falls normally look like, but yesterday
that is not what the
falls looked like. The fact is they looked more like a ripple in a fast
river because the Willamette River was at flood stages and was moving
Now, below is the picture from
yesterday and as you can see,
there is a major difference between the picture from 2008 and the one I
took. With all the snow runoff we are getting along with the inches
photography: Leaving the office can sometimes be the best education
- 11/27/11 07:40 PM
I love learning and I learn a lot
more out in the real world
than I ever could in a book. This is one of the reasons when I find a
opportunity that I can either read about it in a book or go be hands on
the education, I will pile the kids in the car and we will go out and
rather than reading about it.
want to learn, go touch that tree, that rock, that
mountain, feel the education and really learn.
photography: God's grace and beauty
- 11/27/11 04:44 PM
One of the
things I miss most about being a kid is riding horses almost everyday.
I do believe God gave us horses to show us what grace and beauty he
could create. If you want to really see what grace and beauty at work,
then stop by a farm and watch a horse for an hour. (You will truly be
amazed by God's creation)
photography: What fall has taught me
- 11/13/11 10:53 AM
photography: The kiss that echoed
- 11/09/11 01:19 PM
How often have you been in an
argument with your loved one
and saw no end to the argument in sight? Have you ever
thought about walking up
to your loved one and just kissing them on the cheek and saying “I LOVE
You will be amazed at how powerful that kiss will be?
photography: I love the colors of autumn
- 11/07/11 03:00 PM
The colors of autumn are rich and
beautiful and something
that just can’t compare with any other time of year for
me. This is why I love
autumn and it is my favorite time of year. It also helps that my
is orange. But, it seems to be a favorite among kids as well.
- 10/25/11 10:19 AM
Reflecting on one’s life is something that we all do from time to time, but don't let it control your life. Look to the future and know that it will be bright. Only look to the past as a reference point and don't make the same mistakes twice.
Make it a great day!