Vegetable Garden
gardening, personal, photography
We built a small raised vegetable garden this year in one of the only spots in our yard that gets more than 4 hours of sunshine. It happens to be next to the driveway, but that’s okay.
Slow Gardening
gardening, personal, photography, weather
Bellpepper Originally uploaded by cleverswine This summer is getting off to a slow start, as are our vegetables. We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, various peppers, and carrots. So far we haven’t picked a thing. We’ve barely reached the 80s in temperature, and we’ve had more rain than usual. However, despite the lack of veggies, I’m personally enjoying the cool summer.
My Favorite Albums (Right Now)
music, photography
These are my favorite albums, in no particular order… My Winter Storm by Tarja Tarja used to sing with Nightwish, but has recently gone solo.¬†She has one of the greatest female voices that I’ve ever heard. Beautiful Death by Bella Morte This is still one of the best albums I’ve heard in the past 10 years or so. Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by My Chemical Romace
Wedding Photos
photography, wedding
I’ve uploaded a handful of wedding photos. We still have hundreds to go through, so many more will be coming soon. [ ](
Garden Show
nature, photography
We went to the garden show at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds this weekend. We actually didn’t buy all that much, just about 10-12 plants. Here’s Bren…
Home from Tejas
personal, photography, texas, travel
We’ve just returned from our trip to Texas, where we saw all of my family and visited Galveston, Kemah, and Houston. We had a good time, but it’s nice to be home in Oregon. The heat and humidity down there was a bit much. On flickr, you will find many photos from the trip.
Multitasking Television
gadgets, misctech, music, photography, television
Now that I’ve had enough of the Perfect Day (sun is bad), I’ve migrated to the great indoors. There are at least 4 things I’d like to be doing while indoors: listening to music, looking at photos, browsing the web, and watching baseball. As it turns out, I’m doing all 4 at once! Check it out.
beer, personal, photography
On Friday, Bren wondered into the New Seasons Market in Happy Valley to find the brewer from Ninkasi giving a talk and presentation. She was kind enough to purchase my 3 favorite Ninkasi varieties. Ninkasi is based in Eugene, so I think it’s cool that he came to make an appearance in Happy Valley for the beer-loving Portland area.
I Think Spring Is Really Here
photography, weather
After a week of snow, rain, ice, and hail, I think Spring has finally arrived. Today is a beautiful sunny day in Portland. photo by orb9220
Carol’s Birthday
personal, photography
We went to Outback Steakhouse last night to celebrate Carol’s Birthday. Bren spent the whole day working on a card and a gift bag for her. Both turned out to be fabulous. Unfortunately we didn’t take a photo of her work. We did, however take a couple of photos of the party.
personal, photography
Now that Bren has a fancy camera (Nikon D40x), I can get good bird photos. I’ve started a Flickr set for my bird photos here. I hope to get a large variety of Northwest birds into the set this summer.
I Shaved
personal, photography
I couldn’t take it anymore. My beard was itchy and hairy and just annoying. Here’s a photo taken just before I shaved. I’m a beard failure.
My Beard
personal, photography
I’ve decided to go a few days without shaving, to see what would happen. Unsurprisingly, a beard is sprouting. I have to decide today whether to shave or not. It’s a tough decision…
Most Beautiful Bridges in the World
photography, webstuff
There are some amazing bridges in the world. Someone has posted a list of their 10 favorite bridges here: 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World I would have liked to have seen a Portland bridge in the list. Perhaps St. John’s Bridge.
The Gnomes Say…
personal, photography
Spring is coming. The daffodils are blooming. The peas are being planted. The sun is shining. The cat is shedding. Woohoo!
There Will Be Chickens
humor, photography, wedding
Have I mentioned that The Viewpoint Inn (the location of our wedding) has chickens? They have their own chicken house at the back of the Inn. We were assured that these particular chickens, who have names, are not used in the kitchen. [ ](

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