Abandoned

Abandoned

Abandoned

Driving through the country roads in Oregon over the summer, we stumbled upon this abandoned barn in the middle of the state.

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From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

From Where I Stand

I thought that I had gazed upon everything beautiful in nature as I have spent many years traveling thousands of miles to view the beauty spots of the earth, but I have reached the climax. Never again can I gaze upon the beauty spots of the earth and enjoy them as being the finest thing I have ever seen. Crater Lake is far above them all.  — Author Jack London, 1911

The Ballpark at Fenway

The Ballpark

The Ballpark

Surprisingly, this Rochester, NY girl who fell in love with baseball as a spectator at the Rochester Red Wings while watching Cal Ripken, Jr. play, talk, walk, interact, smile, (well you get it!), and later at Camden Yards at the series where Cal Ripken tied and then beat Lou Gehrig’s record for most consecutive games played, I’ve actually fallen in love with the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park and Boston overall. Fenway is full of charm and some of the worlds most loyal fans. Fenway is also the location of the film Fever Pitch with Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon, and it’s the oldest and the fourth-smallest in the MLB.

One of Fenway’s most popular features is the Green Monster wall. A definite bucket list for many. The 37’2″ wall was built as part of the original ballpark. The wall includes a scoreboard that is updated manually. Though it wasn’t painted green until 1947, the wall turns many would-be line-drive homers into doubles it also allows some high fly balls to clear of play for a home run.

I’m in Boston for a marketing conference and had the opportunity to attend Monday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. We had great seats and one of the guests near me had a picture sent to her of us being on TV (see below)! It was a fun ballgame at Fenway Park!

Cheers to this year’s hopeful world-series playoffs as a contender!

If Flowers Could Talk

If Flowers Could Talk

If Flowers Could Talk

Hey…you guys! Wake up! They’re here! Where? I don’t see them? Can you move your head so I can see them? Move over. I want to see them too! Oh, now I see them! They’re coming to say hi to all of us. How exciting! Just in time before we release our seeds and gently collapse into our great Earth for a long winter’s sleep. Oh, but wait! What is that? All of you, please come closer and fast! We’ll protect you from that huge mosquito! Come on guys, wrap your petals around them. We can do this!

Something Huge

Are you ready for a nap in the sun? Can I cozy up with you if you are?

There were a ton of sea lions at the port of Newport. Newport is one of Oregon’s largest coastal commercial fishing villages. Massive sea lions galore lounging around on the various docks there and sunning themselves in the warm sun. I especially like her nose that is in the shape of a heart.

Something Huge

Something Huge