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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mulligan's Happenings

Last week my sister, Sue, came to visit us in Salem. It was nice to see her after several years. We had a great time talking about years gone by, present times, and future concerns. As you get older these moments are especially important. She is living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and enjoying retired life.

Halloween 2008

Halloween was very quiet this year. We only had about 10 groups of Trick or Treaters, meaning we had a lot of candy left over. Oh well, more candy for us.

John, drilling his little pumpkin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"N" is for New Orleans!

This week ABC Wednesday is "N" as in New Orleans, my favorite vacation spot to visit. We just got back last week after spending 6 days in "Nawlins" and thoroughly enjoying it. This was the first we had been back since Katrina. We had missed it so much and were happy to spend some time there eating our way through the French Quarter. The following are some of our photos of our trip. We highly recommend everyone to visit the Big Easy if they get a chance. You will be treated to the culture, music, food, and the wonderful people of New Orleans.

Jackson Square French Quarter site of St. Louis Cathedral

French Market in French Quarter

St. Louis Cemetery has all above ground burial sites
Our favorite location, the French Quarter

My wife and son eating their way through the French Quarter

Our favorite brunch place in the French Quarter

One of our favorite foods , Beignets at Cafe Du Monde with a cup of Cafe Au Lait.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

It's Ruby Tuesday and time for a little bit or red or a lot of red. This week I added a little bit of humor to my posting of my family coneheads. I did some photoshop editing, but captured some red also.
Next photos are from my yard this last weekend. It was great weather in the 80's and a great time to do some macro shots of my flowers.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Today is time for Ruby Tuesday. I found this photo that my son, John, took during the summer. He shot his sunglasses reflecting himself and the clouds in the background. I thought it was a creative shot and worthy for a Ruby Tuesday posting.

This next photo was taken during Child Abuse Prevention Month. My son's school donated over 100 Teddy Bears to the police department, which they would give out to children in need. John is with Lt. Bennett of the local police department.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday "I" is for.....Infant...

It is ABC Wednesday and this weeks letter is I as in Infant. This is our close friend's daughter, Claire. These photos were taken a few weeks ago during her first birthday. Claire had a great time, and enjoying opening all her birthday presents, and of course, hearing "Happy Birthday" sang to her.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Today is Ruby Tuesday, a time to post a photo with something red in it. The first photo was taken of my son John, wife Cindy, and Riley (John's friend) at Glacier National Park (Montana). The next photo is at Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park with John and Cindy. Glacier National Park is in Wyoming and part in Canada. During our visit last June, we were treated to numerous deer, elk, and even an occasional black bear. This is one of my favorite national parks to visit. To get to Avalanche Lake we had a nice five mile hike, so bring your hiking boots and oxygen if you happen to visit.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ABC Wednesday is for Hugs

It's time for ABC Wednesday and H is our letter for today. I picked H is for Hugs. Something we all need once in awhile. Below is a shot of my son, John, and two of his friends, Noah and Emily. Noah and Emily are brother and sister and are good buddies with John.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Ruby Tuesday

Here is part of the sunken remains of the USS Arizona. Over 1,177 Arizona crew members died during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This photo was taken at the USS Arizona Memorial. If you every get the chance make sure you visit this site in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Here is a shot of my son, John, and his pet Ball Python, 'Scalia'. Ball pythons are fairly tame and grow to about 5 feet.
The last photo is a Anthurium plant from Hawaii, growing out of a lava rock. I think athurium flowers are so perfect and always remind me of Hawaii. Hawaii will have its 50th birthday next year and we plan to be there to celebrate.
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

SkyWatch Friday

Today is SkyWatch Friday and above are some shots from my house last week. We had great weather and even a little rain. I love it at this time of the year, especially up in the Northwest (Oregon). Have a great Skywatch Friday and click here to visit or join us.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

ABC Wednesday "G" is for Gorilla

My posting for ABC Wednesday G, is Gorilla. I got these shots at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. I loved the facial expression of each shot. I think they studied me more than I did them. We plan to go back to New Orleans in October. We were so thankful for Hurricane Gustav sparing our favorite vacation city.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Daily City Photo Sites

Other City Daily Photo Blogs
Abu Dhabi by AUHgal, UAE
Accra by Ekbensah, Ghana
Adelaide by Gordon, Australia
Adelaide by M. Benaut, Australia
Afyonkarahisar by afyonblog, Turkey
Albany (NY) by , USA
Albuquerque (NM) by Helen, USA
Alicante by pepealcaide, Spain
Aliso Viejo (CA) by Rodney, USA
American Fork (UT) by Annie, USA
Anderson (SC) by Lessie, USA
Ararat by freefalling, Australia
Arona by Blognote, Italy
Arradon by Alice, France
Ashton under Lyne by Pennine, UK
Aspen (CO) by Steve-O, USA
Aspen (CO) by IamMBB, USA
Athens by Debbie, Greece
Auckland by Lachezar, New Zealand
Auckland by Baruch, New Zealand
Austin (TX) by LB, USA
Avignon by Nathalie, France
Bali by Anak Dokan, Indonesia
Bandung by Harry Makertia, Indonesia
Bandung by Eki Akhwan, Indonesia
Bandung by Bunyamin, Indonesia
Bandung by Guntur Purwanto, Indonesia
Bangalore by Rajesh, India
Barcelona by Carlos, Spain
Barcelona by Valery, Spain
Barrow-in-Furness by Enitharmon, UK
Barton (VT) by Andree, USA
Basingstoke by Sheddriver, UK
Bastia by Christophe, France
Belfast by Hilary, Ireland
Belgrade by Paja, Serbia
Belgrade by fotka po fotka, Serbia
Belgrade by Bibi, Serbia
Belgrade by BgdPic, Serbia
Bellefonte (PA) by Barb-n-PA, USA
Bend (OR) by Dennis, USA
Berlin by Oliver, Germany
Bicheno by Greg, Australia
Birmingham (AL) by VJ, USA
Birzebbugia by Dina, Malta
Bogor by Gagah, Indonesia
Boise (ID) by Boise Diva, USA
Boston (MA) by Cluelessinboston, USA
Brantford (ON) by Nancy, Canada
Brest by Stephanie, France
Brighton by Harvey, UK
Brookville (OH) by Abraham, USA
Brownsville (TX) by , USA
Bucaramanga by Fernando, Colombia
Bucharest by Malpraxis, Romania
Budapest by agrajag, Hungary
Budapest by Isadora, Hungary
Budapest by Zannnie and Zsolt, Hungary
Buenos Aires by Karine, Argentina
Buenos Aires by Gulminelli, Argentina
Bursa by Lamia & Sarah, Turkey
Butuan City by layrayski, Philippines
Cairo/Giza by Maryanne, Egypt
Calcutta by Starkalyan, India
Cambridge by Neorelix, UK
Canterbury by Rose, UK
Cape Town by , South Africa
Cape Town by Kerry-Anne, South Africa
Cape Town by JSB, South Africa
Cavite by Steven Que, Philippines
Champions Gate (FL) by Champ, USA
Chandler (AZ) by Melindaduff, USA
Château-Gontier by Laurent, France
Chateaubriant by Bergson, France
Chateaubriant by trieulet, France
Chateauroux by Matthieu, France
Cheltenham by Marley, UK
Cheltenham by Lynn, UK
Chennai by Shantaram, India
Chennai by Ram N, India
Cherbourg-Octeville by Matthieu, France
Chesapeake (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Chicago (IL) by U R us, USA
Christchurch by Michelle, New Zealand
Cincinnati by Erik Laursen, USA
City of the Blue Mountains by Richard, Australia
Clearwater (FL) by Smaridge01, USA
Cleveland (OH) by iBlowfish, USA
Cologne by April11, Germany
Concordia Sagittaria by Patrizia, Italy
Copenhagen by Kathrine, Denmark
Coral Gables (FL) by Jnstropic, USA
Corsicana (TX) by Lake Lady, USA
Covington by Katy Bialczak, USA
Cracow by Lidia, Poland
Crystal Lake (IL) by Kelli K, USA
Dallas (TX) by Shoshana, USA
Dallas/Fort Worth (TX) by A Wandering Soul, USA
Darmstadt by Elsch, Germany
Delta (CO) by Bill, USA
Denpasar by Arie, Indonesia
Detroit (MI) by Taittems, USA
Duluth (MN) by Sun Dog Press, USA
Dunedin (FL) by Smaridge01, USA
Durban by CrazyCow, South Africa
Durham by Mike David Smith, UK
East Gwillimbury by Your EG Tour Guide, Canada
Edinburgh by Dido, UK
Edmonton (AL) by , Canada
Edmonton by Mark, Canada
Erlangen by Blacksun, Germany
Evry by Olivier, France
Flagstaff (AZ) by Dustin, USA
Folkestone by Piskie, UK
Forks (WA) by Mary, USA
Forks (WA) by Corinne, USA
Fort Lauderdale (FL) by Gigi, USA
Funabashi by nobu, Japan
Gabriola by Snapper, Canada
Gainesville (FL) by Leah, USA
Geneva (IL) by Kelly, USA
Glasgow by Jackie, Scotland
Greensboro (NC) by 2tarheels, USA
Greenville (SC) by Denton, USA
Grenoble by Bleeding Orange, France
Gun Barrel City (TX) by Lake Lady, USA
Hamilton by Sakiwi, New Zealand
Hampton (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Hangzhou by Chanin, China
Haninge by Steffe, Sweden
Hanoi by Jérôme, Vietnam
Helsinki by Kaa, Finland
Hilo (HI) by Trevella, USA
Hobart by Greg, Australia
Hong Kong by Lisi, China
Hong Kong by Rachel A., China
Honolulu (HI) by Kala, USA
Hyde by Gerald, UK
Hyde by Old Hyde, UK
Inowroclaw by Xamax, Poland
Inverness (IL) by Neva, USA
Ioannina by Christos-Ioanna, Greece
Istanbul by Seda, Turkey
Izmir by Monoblog, Turkey
Jackson (MS) by Halcyon, USA
Jakarta by Santy, Indonesia
Jefferson City (MO) by Chinamom2005, USA
Jerusalem by Esther, Israel
Joensuu by Lenna, Finland
Juneau (AK) by Gwyn, USA
Kansas City (MO) by Cate B, USA
Karwar by Yogesh, India
Katonah (NY) by Inkster1, USA
Katowice by Kjola, Poland
Knoxville (TN) by Knoxville Girl, USA
Ku-ring-gai by Red Ink, Australia
Kuala Lipis by benharperbenludin, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur by Edwin, Malaysia
Kyle (TX) by Sean, USA
Kyoto by Tadamine, Japan
La Antigua by Rudy, Guatemala
La Quinta (CA) by kgaab, USA
Lagos by Lagos City PhotoBlog, Nigeria
Lake Forest Park (WA) by Azure, USA
Lakewood (OH) by mouse, USA
Larchmont (NY) by Marie-Noyale, USA
Las Vegas (NV) by Mo, USA
Launceston by nineteenineteen, Australia
Le Guilvinec by ds2944, France
Leipzig by weltbeschreiber, Germany
Liège by Greg Dimitriadis, Belgium
Lima by M. Isabel Guerra, Peru
Lisbon by Maria João, Portugal
Lisbon by Sailor Girl, Portugal
Lodz by sydney, Poland
London by Ham, UK
London by Mo, UK
London by ontoLondon, UK
London by The Flying Quiche, UK
Lynchburg (VA) by June, USA
Lynchburg (VA) by Timothy, USA
Lyon by Eflyfree, France
Madrid by Tr3nta, Spain
Mainz by JB, Germany
Malaga by Paula, Spain
Malé by Malé, Maldives
Manila by Heyokity, Philippines
Manila by Hilda, Philippines
Maple Ridge by Susan, Canada
Marseille by Alex, France
Mashhad by Meead, Iran
McKinney (TX) by Danstar, USA
Medan by Kat, Indonesia
Melbourne by Mblamo, Australia
Melbourne by John, Australia
Menton by Jilly, France
Mesa (AZ) by Mesa Daily Photo, USA
Mexico City by Carraol, Mexico
Mexico City by Poly, Mexico
Miami (FL) by Lannp, USA
Middletown (MD) by Bernie, USA
Milwaukee (WI) by karl, USA
Minneapolis (MN) by Scott, USA
Minneapolis (MN) by Dusty Lens, USA
Minneapolis (MN) by Greg, USA
Minneapolis (MN) by Mitch, USA
Misawa by misawa mama, Japan
Molfetta by saretta, Italy
Monroe (GA) by Tanya, USA
Monrovia (CA) by Keith, USA
Monte Carlo by Jilly, Monaco
Montego Bay by Ann, Jamaica
Monterrey by rafa, Mexico
Montpellier by Marie, France
Moscow by Irina, Russia
Muizenberg by Pentaxjunkie, South Africa
Mukilteo (WA) by Jerez, USA
Mumbai by Magiceye, India
Mumbai by Karilyn, India
Mumbai by MumbaiiteAnu, India
Munich by Troy, Germany
Nancy by yoshi, France
Nantes by , France
Nashville (TN) by Chris, USA
Nelson by Meg and Ben, New Zealand
New Delhi by Delhi Photo Diary, India
New Orleans (LA) by steve buser, USA
New York (NY) by ken mac, USA
New York City (NY) by • Eliane •, USA
New York City (NY) by Ming the Merciless, USA
New York City (NY) by Kitty, USA
New York City (NY) by , USA
Newcastle by Julia, Australia
Newcastle upon Tyne by Cassie & Chris, UK
Newport News (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Nice by Angelaj, France
Norfolk (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Norwich by Goddess888, UK
Nottingham by Gail's Man, UK
Novara by Teo, Italy
Nurenberg by skh, Germany
Ocean Township (NJ) by Josy, USA
Oklahoma City (OK) by ananda.tashie, USA
Omsk by Nataly, Russia
Orlando (FL) by OrlFla, USA
Oslo by Lothiane, Norway
Ottawa by Fallnout, Canada
Owasso (OK) by Jennifer, USA
Paderborn by Soemchen, Germany
Palos Verdes (CA) by tash, USA
Paris by Eric, France
Paris by Sab, France
Pasadena (CA) by Can8ianben, USA
Pasadena (CA) by Petrea, USA
Penang by Maltelda, Malaysia
Pensacola (FL) by P-D-P, USA
Pergola by vero, Italy
Perth by Elevation7, Australia
Petaling Jaya by Murphy_jay, Malaysia
Petoskey (MI) by Christie, USA
Philadelphia (PA) by Stephanie Craig, USA
Phnom Penh by alaindephnompenh, Cambodia
Phoenix (AZ) by Cheryl, USA
Phoenix (AZ) by Sharon, USA
Pilisvörösvár by Elise, Hungary
Pont-à-Mousson by Tintin-j, France
Poplar Bluff (MO) by Tricia, USA
Port Angeles (WA) by Jelvistar, USA
Port Elizabeth by Sam, South Africa
Port Townsend (WA) by raf, USA
Port Vila by Mblamo, Vanuatu
Portland (OR) by Lynette, USA
Portsmouth (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Posadas by Lega, Argentina
Prague by kakna, Czech Republic
Prague by Honza03, Czech Republic
Prescott (AZ) by Karoliina, USA
Pretoria by Sam-Ruth, South Africa
Pretoria (Tshwane) by The Renovator, South Africa
Puerto Rico by perlanegra, Puerto Rico
Quezon City by ann pablo, Philippines
Quincy (MA) by slim, USA
Rabaul by Jules, Papua New Guinea
Ramsey by babooshka, Isle of Man
Rancho Palos Verdes (CA) by Sarah Adams, USA
Regina by MigsCFLer, Canada
Reykjavik by Vírgíll, Iceland
Riau by Hendrawan, Indonesia
Richmond upon Thames by Chuckeroon, UK
Riga by Riga Photos, Latvia
Riga by Aigars, Latvia
Rollag by Stormel, Norway
Rotterdam by Ineke, Netherlands
Rouen by , France
Rouen by Bbsato, France
Saarbrücken by marlow, Germany
Sacramento (CA) by ortiz, USA
Saigon by Simon, Vietnam
Saint Fargeau by Marie Reed, France
Saint Louis (MO) by Strangetastes, USA
Saint Paul (MN) by Kate, USA
Saint Petersburg (FL) by , USA
Salem (OR) by jill, USA
Salt Lake City (UT) by Heidi, USA
Salt Lake City (UT) by Eric, USA
Salt Lake City (UT) by BradlyAllenBaird, USA
Salt Lake City (UT) by atc, USA
San Antonio (TX) by Kramer, USA
San Antonio (TX) by Shorty, USA
San Diego (CA) by Felicia, USA
San Francisco (CA) by Ursel, USA
San Francisco (CA) by Manuel, USA
San Francisco (CA) by Burd Zel Krai, USA
San Francisco (CA) by Louis la Vache, USA
San Francisco (CA) by meles meles, USA
San Francisco (CA) by PFranson, USA
Santa Fe (NM) by Randem, USA
Santiago de Compostela by Compostela, Spain
Saratoga Springs (NY) by Mari-Nanci, USA
Schenectady (NY) by Buck, USA
Seattle (WA) by Susan, USA
Seattle (WA) by Chuck, USA
Seattle (WA) by Kim, USA
Seguin (TX) by Tammy, USA
Seguin (TX) by Thien, USA
Selma (NC) by Moon, USA
Selma (AL) by RamblingRound, USA
Sendai by thammerlund, Japan
Seoul by Phil, South Korea
Seoul by Han, South Korea
Sequim (WA) by Eponabri, USA
Sequim (WA) by Norma, USA
Sesimbra by Aldeia, Portugal
Setúbal by Maria Elisa, Portugal
Shanghai by Jing, China
Shanghai by Shanghaipics, China
Sharon (CT) by Jenny, USA
Sheki by Ayten Giyas, Azerbaijan
Silver Spring (MD) by John, USA
Simonstown by myphotographer, South Africa
Singapore by Zannnie, Singapore
Singapore by Keropok, Singapore
Sitka (AK) by , USA
Sofia by Antonia, Bulgaria
South Pasadena (CA) by Laurie, USA
South Shields by Curly, UK
Springfield (IL) by Aubrey, USA
St. Kilda by , Australia
Stanwood (WA) by MaryBeth, USA
Stavanger by Tanty, Norway
Stayton (OR) by Celine, USA
Stockholm by Stromsjo, Sweden
Stouffville by Ken, Canada
Stratford by Barb, Canada
Subang Jaya by JC, Malaysia
Suffolk (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Sunderland by Sharon, UK
Sunshine Coast by bitingmidge, Australia
Susanville (CA) by Jana, USA
Sydney by Julie, Australia
Sydney by Ann, Australia
Sydney by Jual Su, Australia
Sydney by Sally, Australia
Székesfehérvár by Teomo, Hungary
Taipei by arion, Taiwan
Tamarindo by David, Costa Rica
Tempe (AZ) by angie, USA
Terrell (TX) by Jim K, USA
Terrell (TX) by Bstexas, USA
The Hague by Lezard, Netherlands
Tokyo by Tadamine, Japan
Torino by Fabrizio, Italy
Toronto by Steve, Canada
Torun by Kasia, Poland
Torun by Torun Observer, Poland
Trujillo by Giulianna, Peru
Trujillo by Valery, Peru
Turin by Livio, Italy
Tuscaloosa (AL) by dc, USA
Tuzla by Jazzy, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Twin Cities (MN) by Slinger, USA
Van Buren (AR) by James A., USA
Vancouver by Jean, Canada
Victoria by Benjamin Madison, Canada
Vienna by G_mirage2, Austria
Villigen by z, Switzerland
Virginia Beach (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Wailea (HI) by Kuanyin, USA
Walla Walla (WA) by Becky, USA
Washington (DC) by D.C. Confidential, USA
Washington (DC) by Lori, USA
Wellington by Jeremyb, New Zealand
West Paris (ME) by crittoria, USA
West Sacramento (CA) by Barbara, USA
Weston (FL) by WestonDailyPhoto, USA
Wichita (KS) by Wendy, USA
Williamsburg (VA) by ptowngirl, USA
Willits (CA) by Elaine, USA
Wrocław by Loompi, Poland
Yakima (WA) by katney, USA
Yamagata Shi by Lisa, Japan
Yambol by slivatree, Bulgaria
Yardley (PA) by Mrlynn, USA
Yellowknife by Arctic Dreamer, Canada
Yokohama by Hima Town, Japan
Ystad by Fredrik, Sweden
Zurich by Forthmedia, Switzerland

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. I took these photos on my trip to Big Sky country.....Montana! I shot these at Glacier National Park, an awesome place to go and enjoy the outdoors.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mom & Son

This is my first entry in Creative Photo. This was shot while snorkling off the Kauai coast last year. I used a Canon 6.3MP Rebel SLR with a 18-55mm lens. I played a little in Photoshop and came up with this.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

ABC Wednesday........F is for Fair

F is for Fair. I chose this since we are currently enjoying our Oregon State fair through September 1st, Labor Day. State fairs have all the excitement depicted in the following photos. Not only are there rides, games, exhibits, but shows. This year we got to see Bill Engvall and Weird Al Yankovic in concert. Both shows were awesome and tremendously entertaining. Salem hosts the State Fair each year, and this years one did not disappoint.

Fair greeters

Love that Cotton Candy
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John & Skittles

John & Skittles
A Boy and his Cat