Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Butte

25
Jan
17

matters of perception…

“Every moment was a precious thing, having in it the essence of finality.” Daphne du Maurier

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10
Dec
16

this too shall pass…

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08
Dec
16

angle of shadow & light…

headed up a stone staircase to top of Rocky Butte in Portland, Oregon

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28
Aug
16

Dusk & Lights…

“It was that hour of dusk when the streetlights and headlights come on but make little difference.”

Tom Wolfe

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03
Jul
16

Destinations in life…

“If you lose direction, go to a higher ground.” Toba Beta

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01
Jul
16

Desirae’s eye…

A tradition with our grandchildren is to visit the top of Rocky Butte (Portland, Oregon) and view the sunset, people watch and generally enjoy the panorama. My granddaughter, Desirae (12 y/o), took the camera in hand. The following are just a few of her beautiful images she saw and captured. (click the individual pics)

05
May
15

Between two rocks & a hard place…

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At this point, this young woman was about 20′ above the ground. She continued up another 30′ or so up this vertical shaft, of sorts. Her father scurried up the wall, as if nothing, and continued on much higher. I have trouble negotiating a step ladder, So, I admire free climbing.

This week, a young man fell 150′ to his death at Rocky Butte near my home. Every few years, a climber dies on the North side of Rocky Butte.

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Here Portland Fire & Rescue prepare to rescue a climber stranded on the side of Rocky Butte in the dark. Also, they are always tasked with recovering the bodies of fallen climbers, who might be wedged in the rocks above the lowest point below.

 




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