PhoTrablogger’s entry for this week’s Mundane Monday Challenge is a colorful alleyway. It got me thinking about pictures taken looking down a street or alley. I took this one just before I left Seattle, after visiting my relatives there earlier this month.
This tree, in the middle of Jack Fischer Park in Campbell CA, has a sign next to it which reads:
Hello, I am an old and tired Oak tree. But people and wildlife still enjoy my company. Someday, I may drop a branch here or there, so for your safety, please stay outside the fenced area. Thanks!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In honor of my daughter’s starting her freshman year at Willamette University in Salem OR, for this week’s post I am going to show some Willamette doors. Continue reading Thursday Doors: Willamette University
I am finally home from dropping my daughter off at Willamette University for her freshman year. It was a fun and eventful trip, but at the end came a long and kind of lonely drive, without a companion or anyone to share in the driving, the way my daughter did on the way up. When I got back late Sunday night I was tired and I spent most of Monday recovering, unpacking, doing laundry, and watching Game of Thrones episodes that I had missed while I was away.
My Mundane Monday challenge picture for this week has the ultimate frame: the moon for Mo(o)nday!
My daughter’s future alma mater, Willamette University in Salem OR, is indirectly responsible for my being here in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on August 21st. I dropped her off yesterday morning for an introductory hiking trip out in the Oregon wilderness. The University is supplying her and her fellow pre-frosh with official ISO 12312-2:2015 standard glasses for watching the event. This camping trip lasts for several days before the official “opening days” when the students really move in and start classes. So I decided to stay up here in OR and watch the event myself. I have seen a partial eclipse before myself, but I’ve never seen a total one. The Willamette dorms aren’t accepting guests, however, so I’m here at another festival program about an hour south, but still right in the path of totality, at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
This week I’m going to interrupt my collection of Asian doors to show a different collection of doors, from a place I didn’t know existed until yesterday: Oakland, Oregon.
It’s hot. Care for a swim?
For the Mundane Monday Challenge #122
Mundane Monday is a Weekly Photography Challenge that focuses on those seemingly mundane subjects that we usually do not consider taking pictures of and make a good photograph out of that subject.