Posts Tagged ‘Stairs

12
Jun
19

stairway to…

“A person’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” Joan Welsh

stairway, Portland, Rocky Butte

25
Jan
16

making an entrance…

or is it an exit? Either way, carry it well.

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25
Jul
15

Descent into….

“Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs.” Rudyard Kipling

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02
Feb
15

fear of flying…

haunting childlike dreams

jumping, flying from the stairs

stomach in our throat

then climbing stairs ever upward

some inner struggle

 lies ever present beneath

born in younger years

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12
Dec
14

Two Views of a Staircase….

“Like drugs and alcohol, stairs take you up and stairs bring you down. Stairs are neither in one place nor another. They bridge the vertical. Stairs have no allegiance. Stairs live in a private world of the abstruse and mystical. Don’t thrust them. More people die falling down stairs than on airplanes.”  Chloe Thurlow

“However tiny or ramshackle they may be, don’t ever despise the stairs which take you up to the higher levels!”  Mehmet Murat ildan

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05
Jun
14

The Way Out……….

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20
Mar
14

Made in the Shade: Holding below the ladder

It is a noble effort when volunteers and government entities come together in a tireless, almost off the radar, effort to improve habitat for wildlife, to include my favorite…fish. This spot below, has had a great deal of work put into it for several decades, but especially in the last 15 years. Much of this small streams reformation has come with the idea of maybe, someday providing a safe passage for Salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat Trout. Some sightings suggest the noses are pushing in the right direction, upstream into a habitat that has received a lot of wise attention over the years.

photography-stream-shade-crystal springs-portland-SwittersBOn a warm Summer’s day, this shady spot will be a welcome respite. This water, this holding water, is deep enough for Salmon and Trout to hold before moving upstream. The creek is spring fed and pours forth at a nice rate. Caddis danced about the surface of the water.

photography-fish ladder-Crystal Springs-Reed Lake-SwittersBFarther above, the top of the “fish ladder” in marked by this railing, metal work and grate over the narrow ladder shute. To the left are stairs stepping down some dozen or so stairs to make the fish ladder constructed in 2001. I wonder how many fish have made it beneath this grate into quieter waters? 

photography-fish ladder-fish-habitat-SwittersBThis area is in a refuge, closed to all fishing…a good thing.

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