Life in Ashland

Life in Ashland

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sports Saturday 2

A couple of more photos from last Saturday's track meet at the university and the Ashland High School baseball game at North Mountain Park vs. Marist.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Solar Saucer 2

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sports Saturday 2

Saturday started off with an invitational track meet hosted by Southern Oregon University featuring schools from the Cascade Conference and later, at North Mountain Park, the Ashland High School baseball and softball teams were facing the Marist High contingents from Eugene.

Friday, April 17, 2015

May Sheep Safely Gaze

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Dusting

Two mornings ago, we awoke to see Grizzly Peak and the adjacent hills lightly covered with snow.  And now today we're expecting temperatures to approach 80 degrees (F).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When Push Comes to Shove

When this dump truck broke down yesterday at the corner of Siskiyou Boulevard & Sherman Street, it wasn't long before 3 passersby and a City worker all joined in to lend a helping hand.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Solar Saucer

"The Solar Saucer" made an appearance yesterday in the Safeway Market parking lot.  The owner/operator, Scott, was visiting friends here in Ashland, taking a break during a long road trip.  The saucer is "a mobile solar powered DJ booth made almost entirely from reclaimed or found objects". Towed behind a solar panel encrusted truck, it's logged something like 40,000 miles - making stops at music venues, public parks, elementary schools, etc.  More about it can be learned by watching the YouTube video:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Catcher's Mutt

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Discus Duelers

At the Ashland High School vs. Crater High track meet a couple of days ago - The top two throwers in the discus competition.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jazzy Ensemble

On Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, various musicians show up at La Baguette, a bakery on "A" Street, and jam together.  Today, a vocalist, J.C., joined the ensemble for a couple of numbers.

Monday, April 6, 2015

An Awesome Team

This great group of first responders were performing a training exercise near Railroad Park today.  We're so fortunate to have them at the ready and prepared for any and all emergencies. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Rabbit Redux

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday Morning Coffee

Friday, March 27, 2015


Thursday, March 26, 2015

5 O'clock Shadow

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ace Pitcher

Ashland High School alumnus and Kansas City Royal starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie was in town yesterday to help kick off a fund-raiser for renovation of the school's football field.  Jeremy has pledged $650,000 to the project, which will replace the current grass field with synthetic turf.  He addressed a crowd in the Grizzlies' gymnasium and afterwards signed autographs and posed for photos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Guitar Man 2

I originally posted an entry about the guitar man pictured here, Chris, back in October.  Then I saw him performing in front of the Peerless Restaurant on 4th St.  A few days ago, here he was near Ashland Hardware, playing and singing from his extensive playlist for the pure enjoyment of doing so.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Getting a Boost

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watching the Skies

A couple of days ago, a group of activists gathered at the downtown Plaza to voice their concerns regarding geoengineering, pertaining to what they describe as a systematic aerial spraying of toxins into the atmosphere.  The Southern Oregon Blue Skies Project headed the local protest in hopes of making more people aware of their message.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Bruin & His Boxers