"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Thursday, July 23, 2009


And now I have flown to the opposite coast. “Gloria in Portland” will be the name of this blog for the next few weeks.

It was the smoothest flight ever with great views all along the way. Descending toward Portland all the mountains were visible. Unfortunately, we were on the wrong side of the plane to get the amazing view of Mt. Hood that the people on the right side were afforded, but we did get views of other mountains nonetheless.

Sam-dog did throw up once, which was too bad for him because there wasn’t enough time to get the Southwest Airlines barf bag into his little carrying case that was crammed under the seat in front of us. But he managed to curl up into the opposite corner of the carrier and fall back asleep, so all was well. When he did wake up, we unzipped the top and let him stick his head out.

Our first stop, after getting settled back into our place, was the neighborhood farmer’s market. We filled our Change the Truth tote bag with locally grown, organic veggies and fresh cut flowers and herbs. The veggies soon became our dinner, and then we enjoyed the setting sun and the cool breeze on our little balcony.

I intend to add to my Streetcar and Sea Series while here in this neck of the woods. I also plan on showing my work to several galleries. Some hiking is in store, as well as treks to nearby vineyards, waterfalls, rivers, fruit farms, etc. We are happy to be here and are looking forward to some fun adventures!

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