Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tweetie Bird

There are a ton of different birds stopping in our yard now. Once I added the feeders in the back and the veggie garden, we started getting more small birds, song birds and bastard blue birds. Have to somehow love them all.



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More Bees


Not a bee but a wasp (not a hornet). Everything seems to love the veggies - bugs, bees, hornets, birds, cats, people.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dave and Jenna's

We spent an evening out near Scholl's - near the original 'a pizza scholl's' location - on Dave's and Jenna's 72 acres. The farmer that rents their lands has been growing wheat; I've been there for the planting, mid way and now near harvest. Wheat is such a complex and controversial plant as well as such a symbol of nutrition and health. I love the dichotomy of wheat and what it looks like visually.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Columbia River Fishing

In 1972? I was living in Gresham with Mom and Dad. I can't remember exactly where - I just know it was next to a big road and hill, some woods and I could see Mt. Saint Helens. For years, I've always thought it was Mt. Hood, but someone pointed out a few years back that it must have been Saint Helens based on how my house was facing and my memory of it being such a perfect peak; Hood is not as symmetrical as Saint Helens was.

One of my earliest memories is a birthday trip I took on the Columbia with my Dad. It was a friends boat and I got to steer it for a little time. I remember it being this massive boat but it was probably smaller than the boat I was in today.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Vietnam Red Cross Images

Through a tip from a friend, I was able to get in contact with someone who is looking for images of urban development in Saigon / fringe environments in the urban landscape and anything 'development' wise.

In 1998, Hong and I worked on a project for the International Red Cross / Red Crescent. The project was a study of vulnerability in South Vietnam - along the Mekong - and in the urban areas of Saigon. The photographs were meant to document not only the work they were doing, but also the Vietnamese and those that were living literally on the edge and in the darkest parts of Saigon's back water neighborhoods. It was a part of Saigon that I hadn't seen as close but was all around.

Vietnam Red Cross