Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shoo Fly

Downtown Salem, OR

Alley art - Fly sculpture.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Arms Together

Salem World Beat Festival
June 27 - 28, 2009
Riverfront Park
Salem, OR

Sunday, June 28, 2009

SlalomCross

Oregon State Games - Skateboarding
June 27 - 28, 2009
Bush's Pasture Park
Soap Box Derby Track
600 Mission St
Salem, OR

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fiery Finale

Salem World Beat Festival
June 27 - 28, 2009
Riverfront Park
Salem, OR

Friday, June 26, 2009

Off To the Races

Willamette River
Salem, OR

One last practice before the tomorrow's Dragon Boat Races at the World Beat Festival. The festival brings two days of cultural music, dance, food and demonstrations to Salem's Riverfront Park.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Aerial Angel

Shrine Circus 2009
June 25, 2009
The Pavilion
Oregon State Fairgrounds
2330 17th St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Salem Neon

The Hoop
3575 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR 97302-1155

51,000 sq ft sports development and training facility.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Slow Down!!!

27th Ct SE
Salem, OR 97302-1184

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lush

Dunlin Marsh
Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge
2301 Wintel Road
Jefferson, OR 97352-9758

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

50's Hood Ornament

22nd Annual Salem Cruise In
June 20, 2009
PGE Park
4245 Kale St NE
Salem, OR

Chief Pontiac

Friday, June 19, 2009

Solstice Stampede

Summer Solstice 5K-10K
June 19, 2009
Minto Brown Island Park
Salem, OR 97302

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Short Legged

Greater Portland Dachshund Club
Summer 2009 Specialty
June 18-19, 2009
Linn County Fair & Expo Center
3700 Knox Butte Rd
Albany, OR 97322

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bocce Balls

Salem Bocce League
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Floral & Wine Gardens
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stabled

Championship Arabian Horse Show
June 14 - 20, 2009
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Horse Show Stadium
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Monday, June 15, 2009

Arabian Beauty

Championship Arabian Horse Show
June 14 - 20, 2009
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Horse Show Stadium
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Country English Pleasure Horse

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What is Autocross?

Willamette Motor Club Autocross
June 14, 2009
Oregon State Fair & Expo Center
Carnival Lot
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-0601

Per Wiki...Autocross is a form of motorsports that emphasizes safe, low-cost competition and active participation. An autocross is a timed competition where drivers navigate one at a time through a temporary course marked by traffic cones, rather than racing on a track with multiple other cars, as in road racing or oval racing. Autocross tends to place more emphasis on car handling and driver skill than on sheer horsepower, and events typically have many classes which allow almost any vehicle, from economy sedans to purpose-built vehicles, to compete. Speeds are slower in absolute terms when compared to other forms of motorsports, usually not exceeding highway speeds, but the activity level (measured in discrete turns per minute) can be higher than even Formula One due to the large number of elements packed into each course. Autocross courses are typically 40 to 70 seconds in length. In addition to being a national-level motorsport in its own right, autocrossing is a good way to learn skills that transfer to road racing, as drivers learn vehicle control and club ethics.

Autocross events are usually held in large paved areas like parking lots or airfields. Typically, new courses are created for each event so drivers must learn a new course each time they compete. Prior to driving, a competitor will walk the course, taking mental notes, and developing a strategy to be refined upon subsequent runs.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Congraduation!!!

"Town & Gown"
Bronze Sculpture by Mark Sponenburgh
Willamette University
900 State St
Salem
, OR

Today marked the last of the graduation ceremonies, I think. Off the top of my head, I can count 8 high school and four university campuses in Salem. That calculates to a whole lot of graduating seniors preparing to leave home and/or joining the workforce full-time. Good luck to you all on your transition to your lives after graduation.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Meet My Nemesis

Salem, OR

My allergies are killing me. I managed to shoot a picture on my way to the pharmacy to pick up more anti-allergy medicines.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Handmade Pies

Willamette Valley Fruit Company LLC
Grand Opening
June 11-13, 2009
2994 82nd Ave NE
Salem, OR 97305

Home of the yummiest pies in Salem.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chrome Dreams

Classic Car Cruise-In
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday (June - July)
Arctic Circle
1415 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Eye Level

Rickreall, OR

I had difficulty choosing a title for today's post. List of titles I considered:
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder
An Eye for an Eye
In the Twinkling of an Eye
Eye Catching
The Eyes Have It
More Than Meets the Eye
Eye Examination
Naked Eye
Keep an Eye Open
Have an Eye For
Easy on the Eye
Eye Candy
Eye to Eye

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cat's Eyes

Salem, OR

Tomorrow Pearls gets to visit the vet. I think she knows.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Udder Delight

Northwest Oregon Dairy Goat Association
Senior Doe, Junior Doe and Youth Show
June 6-7, 2009
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Beef Barn
2330 17th Street NE
Salem, OR

Best Udder in Show line up.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

QuinceaƱera

Bush's Pasture Park Rose Garden
600 Mission Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

A celebrant moments before hopping into a stretch Hummer limo and being whisked to her birthday celebration.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Cork'd

Cubanisimo Vineyards
1754 Best Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sharing the Sidewalk

First Wednesday
June 2009 - Dogs Night Out
Downtown Salem, OR

Below: Sisters of the Desert Moon, Middle Eastern Dances

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Salmon Issues

Rally in Support of Clean Water
June 3, 2009
State Foresters Headquarters
2600 State Street
Salem, OR

Today's Oregon Board of Forestry Meeting is to determine the future of the State's forests, fish habitats and clean water. A revision to the Forest Management Plan calls for an increase in timber harvesting. The Sierra Club was on hand to help decorate the Civilian Conservation Corp statue in front of the Forest History Center.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lady on the Edge

Oregon Garden
879 W Main St
Silverton, OR 97381

Monday, June 1, 2009