Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grand Entry

129th Birthday Pow Wow
February 28, 2009
Chemawa Indian School
3700 Chemawa Rd. N
Salem, OR 97305

The Chemawa Indian School, at 129 years, is the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the United States. The school dates back to the 1870's when the U. S. Government authorized a school to help integrate Native American children in the Northwest into the general population. It now serves as a high school for Native American students reaching as far as Alaska.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Steel Honeycomb

Willamette Fruit Company
2994 82nd Ave NE
Salem, OR 97305

Roll out the barrels.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Snowy Blanket

Unknown Farm
SE Salem, OR

We had a freak snow roll through town last night that covered most of the city in two inches of snow. Didn't help with a quick commute this morning.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Lambs

OSU Sheep Center
7565 NW Oak Creek Dr.
Corvallis, OR

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rich in History

Pioneer Trust Bank
109 Commercial St NE
Salem, OR

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lichen Patches

Bethel Cemetery
Bethel, OR

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dog Park

Minto-Brown Island Park
2200 Minto Island Road SE
Salem, OR

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Enjoying a Ride in the Park

Riverfront Park
116 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Salem Mayor, Janet Taylor, wasted no time after accepting an Enecycle electric hybrid bike gift from Sanyo to take it out for a test ride. Skirt and all.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blue Clipper

Wings of Wonder Butterfly Zoo
5978 Willamette Ferry St
Independence, OR 97351

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Empty Pews

Spring Valley Presbyterian Church
4885 Brush College Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Built in 1859, added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974, the church, also known as the Zena Church, purportedly suffers from paranormal activity. No spookiness on this day though.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Award Winning Pinot

Pinot & Chocolate
February 14-16, 2009
Stangeland Winery
8500 Hopewell Rd. NW
Salem, OR 97304

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dining Room With a View

Happy 150th Birthday, Oregon Open House
February 14, 2009
Bush House Museum
600 Mission St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Oregon - Disney Style

Radio Disney Performance
Oregon Sesquicentennial Celebration
Capitol Building
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301

...and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009


West Salem, OR

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Industrial Sunset

Former Boise Cascade Site
Salem, OR

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

100 Artists

100 Artists 2009
'Educating Without Boundaries'
February 3 - Feb 28, 2009
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
335 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Just over three months ago, 100 participating artists received a book through the mail and were asked to use this as their starting point for their piece of art. These artists were asked to transform, build, infuse, reduce or reinvent the book into their own work of art.
All books are currently available for bid with a $300 max and will have a portion of the proceeds allocated to help support Friends of Pimpollo, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of underprivileged youth and their families throughout Southern Mexico.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Adopt Me

Salem Friends of Felines Adoption Center
980 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Monday, February 9, 2009

Backstage Pass

Historic Elsinore Theater
170 High St SE
Salem, OR 97301

While experiencing my chocolate induced euphoria at yesterday's fundraiser, I was treated to a peek of the theater's back staging area and equipment.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feeding Frenzy

Chocolate Sunday
February 8, 2009
Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St. SE
Salem, OR

Today supporters of Salem's Community Concert Association were treated to tables full of chocolate decadence. For donation, attendees were allowed to eat as much chocolate-y goodness their bodies would allow.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Hood Ornaments

Salem Roadstar Show
February 7 & 8, 2009
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Ford Greyhound. Below, Pontiac Indian.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Salem Venue

Roxxy Nightclub & Pizzeria
1230 State St
Salem, OR 97301

Opened for business, Feb 1. Official grand opening Feb 13.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Girls, No Fighting

Riverfront Park
116 Marion Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Hannah, incensed that her sister, Abigail, wore a pair of her favorite earrings without asking, reared her ugly face and wreaked her vengeance. After the short-lived squabble and exchange of words, the family resumed foraging. Actual photos of the aforementioned have been substituted with ones of menacing geese to protect the identities of the innocent.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Do Not Spit in the Well...

Guentner's Gardens
5780 Commercial Rd SE
Salem, OR 97306 may drink from it later.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dance and Regalia

Gathering of Oregon's First Nations
January 31, 2009
Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
Salem Pavilion
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR

Monday, February 2, 2009


35th Annual Petersen Classic Car Auction
January 31, 2009
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th St NE
Salem, OR
1956 Chevrolet Bel Air