Stormy Christmas Drive

Spectacular storm clouds are rolling through this Christmas weekend in Oregon.



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Christmas with my family

upper right: Our family Christmas tree – upper left: My parent’s house illuminated by Christmas lights

lower right: Christmas dinner – lower left: This was my nephew’s first Christmas & that is his first ever gift!

Best Photos of 2011

Wow is 2011 really almost over?

I can hardly remember what happened last week then last April, so lets take a look back at my favorite blog photos from 2011.

What month’s photo is your favorite? Comment below or on my Facebook page.

April – One of my first photos on my blog

April 20, 2011 - Porch Faucet

May – Explored the Ford Alumni Center at the University of Oregon

May 30, 2011 - Glass Globes at the Ford Alumni Center

June – USA Track and Field Championship at Hayward Field, University of Oregon

June 27, 2011 - USA Track Champs

July – Finally summer, went hiking every week. This photo is from hiking to Trestle Creek Falls.

August 9, 2011 - Cascade Greens

August – Hit up the Oregon Coast this summer for a two day road trip. Day 1, Day 2

Doing cartwheels on the beach - August 21, 2011

September Snapped this photo while training for my cycling adventure along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

Day 1a, Day 2a , Day 2b, Day 3

McKenzie View Drive - Sept 21, 2011

October Visited my friend Amy in Washington D.C. and had the opportunity to see the new Martin Luther King Jr. Monument.

Oct. 29, 2011 - Martin Luther King Jr. Monument

November – Found the Pacific Ocean right at sunset on my road trip to Napa with #BuickTweetHouse for the Napa Valley Film Festival.

Nov 11, 2011 - California sunset

December –The weather has finally started to turn cold and dreary. Learn how to survive the winter in the PNW.

Dec 17, 2011 - The Willamette River through the fog and trees

For more photos from the year, review my Photo of the Day archives.

Happy Holidays and New Years!

Illuminating the Holiday Spirit: Coburg Parade of Lights

Small blubs of light twinkled along the cold winter road at the annual Coburg Parade of Lights last night. With decorated floats created by the community in the holiday spirit, small town charm flourished as children chased after candy with their frozen little fingers.

From old fashion fire trucks, to buggies and a miniature pony, Christmas light strings, props and other decorations illuminated their shapes against the dark night sky as they followed the short parade route past shuttered antique stores and the community Grange.

Watching the parade with follow Eugene blogger @OneStepBigShot and friends, we took in the scene with irises wide to view the artful glow of the season.