Archive for May 18th, 2014


Dead Head

No not that Dead Head….

Dead Head G DeadBut rather the more mundane Dead Head the Hydrangea. See less exciting…probably why I neglected to do it last Fall. 

photography-hydrangeas-gardening-SwittersBThere sits the old, gnarly decedents… old Mophead Blooms and on the same plant is the newly emerging candidate for color and detail. Seriously, don’t ask me how I come up with such mental machinations.


Photography: Early Risers & The Cottage

The roosters have apparently gained the wrath of slumbering neighbors in a portion of SE Portland. They start their call to duty around 0300 hrs. Well before first light or the early bird Robins first chirps, these boys have marching orders next week for a more rural environment.

photography-early risers-chickens-roosters-SwittersBI met the Roosters and their Hens in a side yard of a quaint ‘cottage’ like dwelling. It was, again, one of those “I need to stop and photograph that…” prompts. I did stop and shoot some images. A lovely, vine enshrouded house with a secret corners, an open vegetable garden and the owner emerging and enquiring as to my purpose. I explained my interest in the garden, landscaping etc. He, Ben, noticed my ‘SwittersB & Fly Fishing’ decal on the back of my rig. Before long we had discussed fly fishing (he liked larger fly patterns over smaller fly patterns: “I like fly fishing not flea fishing”), the Metolius River in Central Oregon, and fly tying. Before long, Ben had finessed an order for larger fly patterns from me, “big Stone fly nymphs and big Caddis”. I happily agreed and intend to soon drop them by and take Ben up on the “I will give you a tour” offer. A nice moment from stopping by and enjoying the view.

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