The day before yesterday we took a hike through Portland's Forest Park, especially wanting to see how the fall colors would look along the Maple Trail off Saltzman Road. I got a bunch of pictures that pleased me, which I'll be posting for the next few days. As Jay Maisel says, photography is about light, gesture, and color. This first trio has all three, but is mainly about gesture.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Flying Onion Farm in Oregon City is #5 in my series of producer-farmers who sell at the People's Food Co-op in Portland. It has an attractive and informative web site that tells about its set of three nearby fields. Especially beautiful is the field occupying a small portion of the Mahonia Land Trust Conservancy, where these pictures were taken.
Mark Bassik, proprietor of Flying Onion Farm
Farm field on the edge of the Land Trust Conservancy
Adam harvesting turnips
Sue Ellen picking greens
Mark and Adam in the greenhouse
Sadie making sure that everything goes OK
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
The next to newest bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, carrying I-5 to Seattle, fronted by condo construction in the North Pearl District. Probably it (along with its new sibling the Tilikum Bridge) will be the only bridge across the Willamette not to collapse in the Cascadian Subduction Earthquake.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
It's been more than two months since we hiked in Forest Park (being busy hiking elsewhere, halfway around the world). Yesterday we went to the most northwesterly corner of the park, and hiked for five miles on Fire Lanes 15 and 12 and Wildwood Trail. It was easy compared to our hikes in Bhutan, despite considerable ups and downs, mainly because the path was in much better shape. The light was lovely, and the fall color changes were halfway there. Here are a couple of pictures that celebrate the glow. More to come.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This is #4 in my series of farmers who sell at Portland's People's Food Co-op Farmers' Market. Rising Stone Farm is run by Jeff Johnson, who bills himself "Herbalist and Farmer". That is, he and his helpers grow "healing plants".
Jeff examining an ashwagandha plant, an herb used in Ayurvedic healing.
Jeff inspects while volunteer Hans cleans up the greenhouse.
Volunteer Erika brings in greens from the field.
Associate Sarah cleans up ashwagandha plants in the extraction lab.
Jeff in the lab, getting ready for market.
My effort at a 17th C Dutch still-life in the lab.