Mushrooms and a trunk

Mushrooms and a Trunk

Unusual suburban backyard mushrooms.

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Surfer at Indian Beach in Oregon's Ecola State Park

Surfer, Indian Beach

My mind just wandered to chilly beach. More specifically, Indian Beach in Oregon’s Ecola State Park.

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Rainbow, Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Rainbow, Emerald Isle, North Carolina

After a brief Atlantic rain. Emerald Isle, North Carolina, USA. Today’s Pic du Jour was snapped on 03-Sep-2013

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Daysleeper, Cleveland

I’m sometimes quite impressed with the ways people can find a place to enjoy a nap in the middle of a large urban area. Today’s Pic du Jour is one case in point. I spotted this man, laying on a small pier on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River …

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16 Roses From Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

No post hypothetically entitled the 10 Most Awesome Things to See and Do For Free in Portland would be worth its Buzzfeed cred if it were to omit a visit to the International Rose Test Garden. Located in the city’s Washington Park, the 4.5 acre, or 18,000 square meter space …

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Oscar Wilde mural in Portland, Oregon

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde would have been 159 today. Some are taken from us much too soon. The photo above was snapped in Portland, Oregon, in August. And below, enjoy a slide show featuring photos of Wilde’s tomb at the Père Lachaise cemetery from a visit in March 2011 before it was cleaned …

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“A dream deferred” – rally in Cleveland on the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington

Cleveland Rally on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Notebook and Photo Gallery

Cleveland, Ohio, USA – About one thousand people gathered for a rally in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’. Eighteen photos from the event, one of several held throughout the country on Wednesday to …

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Going Trans-America, Almost

Portland, Ore., USA – I’ve taken quite a few long bus rides over the past several months: Bariloche to Mendoza, Argentina, 19 hours; Cusco to Lima, Peru, 22 hours; another handful that lasted 14-18 hours; more than I care to count in the eight to 12 hour range. I’ve gotten …

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Oregon's Mt. Hood

Six Snaps From Mt. Hood

I spent Sunday afternoon and evening in the shadow of Mt. Hood, at 3,429m (11,249ft), the highest mountain in the state of Oregon. These shots were all taken from or near Trillium Lake, a man-made body of water about 12km (7.1mi) south-southwest of the mountain. Its topographical prominence makes Mt. …

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