Sunday 25 June 2017
Female Anna's Hummingbird, June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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The Great Blue Heron began slowly stalking away after our close encounter. I came upon a Great Blue Heron which surprised both of us. He stood very close to the path instead of far off on the mudflats. Another family of Canadian Geese sailing in shallow water. Last shot of this year for Canada Geese goslings. More Canada Geese with goslings, this time in the grass. My uncle planted the "red hot pokers" outside his bedroom window. The flowers attract Hummers and Waxwings. A Female Rufous Hummingbird in my uncle's back yard. A Female Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder remianed still long enough to get a good profile shot. View all

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Sunday 25 June 2017
The Aft Terrace Pool On The Ruby Princess Cruise Ship On an Alaska Cruise

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The Cafe Caribe was just above the Terrace Pool. It was a well stocked bar, and a place to get fancy coffee drinks. A small fenced off area just above the Terrace Pool was fenced off to form a modest smoking area. A smoking area was found across the pool and up a short flight of stairs. As could be seen on this Alaska Cruise, the aft terrace pool was empty of people. The ship's wake as viewed from the aft railing just behind the Terrace Pool. A sign clearly marked the pool as: Terrace Pool Adults Only A small swimming pool on the aft of the ship. The aft railing provided a wind-reduced area from which to observe the ship's wake. View all

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Saturday 24 June 2017
Rufous Hummingbird, Guest Posting by Gerald Morris On June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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My uncle planted the "red hot pokers" outside his bedroom window. The flowers attract Hummers and Waxwings. The male Yellow-headed Blackbird that was doing all the atrocious, but endearing "singing". A wide eyed Song Sparrow on the grass at Fern Ridge. Two male Yellow-headed Blackbirds perched in a tree next to the path. They were beautiful birds, but made the most horrific sounds. I heard them from a distance and thought someone was torturing livestock. The Great Blue Heron began slowly stalking away after our close encounter. Another family of Canadian Geese sailing in shallow water. View all

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Saturday 24 June 2017
Tibet Mural 2011 Artist: Jim Evangelista Behind La Noria Mexican Food, Eugene, Oregon

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A few of the temples of Tibet were pictured. Notice the huge urn to the right. The "Tibet" mural was painted on a long wall at the back of a parking lot for La Noria Mexican Food. The mural wrapped around the building and was drawn on the side as well. The section of the mural on the side of the building showed a monk hard at work painting the side of a window. A huge city complex was drawn at the left end of the mural. A path led into the wall, and a man walked that path bordered by flapping pieces of cloth. View all

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Friday 23 June 2017
Cedar Waxwing, Guest Posting by Gerald Morris On June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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The profile of the handsome Yellow-headed Blackbird. Two male Yellow-headed Blackbirds perched in a tree next to the path. They were beautiful birds, but made the most horrific sounds. I heard them from a distance and thought someone was torturing livestock. A Female Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder remianed still long enough to get a good profile shot. Another family of Canadian Geese sailing in shallow water. More Canada Geese with goslings, this time in the grass. The Great Blue Heron began slowly stalking away after our close encounter. A wide eyed Song Sparrow on the grass at Fern Ridge. View all

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Friday 23 June 2017
The Foredeck Pool On The Ruby Princess Cruise Ship On an Alaska Cruise

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Tile-work art was applied to a wall alongside the pool. The deck above the pool was also absent people because the day was so cold. Tables were stacked on the upper deck and awaited demand. Kids were the only ones brave (or foolish) enough to swim that day under the cold and wind. A full bar was available on that upper deck, but the tables and chairs were empty. A man waited for a burger to be cooked and served to him for free. View all

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Thursday 22 June 2017
Benches Ketchikan Alaska, A United States City

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Three benches had been created by fitting wooden seats into notched rocks. One bench was occupied, while the other two were empty. A bench with the outline of a fish as its seat back. Two carved wooden bears held up the seat of a bench. A salmon was carved into the back of the bench. The outline of a tail fin of a whale was the bench back. View all

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Wednesday 21 June 2017
Photo used to promote 50th Anniversary of fantasy fair and mountain music festival

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This photograph of the Jefferson Airplane playing was used to promote the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Mountain Music Festival. It appeared in several newspapers and magazines promoting the event. This photograph of the Jefferson Airplane playing was used to promote the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Mountain Music Festival. It appeared in several newspapers and magazines promoting the event. View all

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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Photo used to promote 50th Anniversary of fantasy fair and mountain music festival

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This photograph of the Jefferson Airplane playing was used to promote the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Mountain Music Festival. It appeared in several newspapers and magazines promoting the event. This photograph of the Jefferson Airplane playing was used to promote the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Mountain Music Festival. It appeared in several newspapers and magazines promoting the event. View all

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Monday 19 June 2017
An Epic Story in 29 parts written one per day for a month

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Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode, copyright 2008 Bryan Costales, continues yesterday's story Today's episode, copyright 2008 Bryan Costales, concludes yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Today's episode continues yesterday's story Creek Fire had been walking since he had become a man. His hunting dog, Pebble, trotted along, always on the side opposite his walking staff. View all

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Sunday 18 June 2017
Tree Swallow Nesting Box, June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A Tree Swallow about to enter its nesting box. I rarely, very rarely, get a shot of a swallow in flight. The profile of the handsome Yellow-headed Blackbird. I came upon a Great Blue Heron which surprised both of us. He stood very close to the path instead of far off on the mudflats. A windblown Yellow-headed Blackbird paused his harsh singing. The female Red-winged Blackbird looks nothing like her mate. Two male Yellow-headed Blackbirds perched in a tree next to the path. They were beautiful birds, but made the most horrific sounds. I heard them from a distance and thought someone was torturing livestock. View all

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Sunday 18 June 2017
Wheelhouse Bar Ruby Princes Cruise Ship On an Alaska Cruise

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One of three entries to the bar. This one was off the main corridor. When the bar was open, the doors would be wide open. The bartender was dressed in a traditional ironed dress shirt and vest. The back of the bar was covered in mirrors and had wooden shelves filled with liquor. Column lamps were stout brass fittings with a tufted lamp shade atop. The lamps in the Wheelhouse Bar were all covered in tufted lamp-shades to add to the comfort. The Wheelhouse Bar was built of dark woods and filled with brown leather furniture. The only brightness was provided by the windows. Wheelhouse Bar was decorated using a nautical motif. View all

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Saturday 17 June 2017
Tree Swallow In Tree, June 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A Tree Swallow in a tree at Fern Ridge. Another family of Canadian Geese sailing in shallow water. A female Red-winged Blackbird having a nice stretch. The Red-winged Blackbird here looks like someone pitched a tomato at him. A Tree Swallow about to enter its nesting box. I rarely, very rarely, get a shot of a swallow in flight. A male Tree Swallow found a good vantage point from which to survey his territory. The Great Blue Heron began slowly stalking away after our close encounter. A Female Anna's Hummingbird at the feeder remianed still long enough to get a good profile shot. View all

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Saturday 17 June 2017
Butterfly Tree Maiden 2011 Artist: Steven Lopez 133 E. 13th Street, Eugene, Oregon

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Tree branches behind the maiden (near the Midtown Direct Smoke Shop) were partly natural leaves, and partly butterfly wings. Another tree to the left of the maiden. Near the ground, and near a pile of gathered dirt, was the signature for the work. It mentioned the artist's website and his name. The mural was painted on the side of a building and faced a parking lot. To the far left of the mural was a brown tree. The green near the base was actually weeds growing in front of the mural. A close up shot of the right hand of the maiden. View all

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