Photo of the Day – May 18, 2012

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Photo of the Day, May 18, 2012

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
― Isaac Asimov

“Majestic Mt. Hood”, Mt. Hood, Oregon

32 years ago today, Mt St. Helen’s in Washington State erupted. We in Portland, Oregon have our own sleeping giant, the majestic – Mt. Hood. This image of Mt. Hood is posted In remembrance of those who lost their lives on Mt St. Helen’s, May 18, 1980.

Photo of the Day – May 17, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 17, 2012

Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
The blues gone gray
And the browns gone gray
And yellow
A terrible amber.
In the cold streets
Your warm body.
In whatever room
Your warm body.
Among all the people
Your absence
The people who are always
Not you.
I have been easy with trees
Too long.
Too familiar with mountains.
Joy has been a habit.
Now
Suddenly
This rain.”
― Jack Gilbert

‘The Lonely Leaf’, Japanese Gardens, Portland, Oregon 

(Image shot with permission by the Portland Japanese Gardens.  © Lloyd Edwards 2012, may not be used without the written permission of the photographer. All rights reserved.)

Photo of the Day – May 16, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 16, 2012

The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
― C. JoyBell C

‘Growth’, Dawson Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 15, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 15, 2012

““It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.”
C. JoyBell C.

‘Dusk Reflection’, Dawson Creek, Hillsboro, Oregon

Photo of the Day – May 14, 2012

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Photo of the Day – May 14, 2012

“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.”
― Paulo Coelho

‘Lights of the World’, World Trade Center, Portland, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 4, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 4, 2012

“May you live every day of your life.”
― Jonathan Swift

‘Red Rhody,’ Rhododendron, Hillsboro, Oregon

Flower of the Day – May 3, 2012

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Flower of the Day – May 3, 2012

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

‘Ruffles of Purple Silk,’ Iris, Hillsboro, Oregon