Life in Ashland

Life in Ashland

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Time Out

This Spring (and soon Summer) has been a particularly busy time with little picture-taking going on in my world.  With no let-up in the foreseeable future - it's hard to predict when I'll get back to regular posting.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

California State Route 395

My wife and I drove down to Southern California last week via Highway 395 which runs along the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.  Here are some iphone images I shot along the way.

    The Lone Pedestrian in all of Bridgeport, California

   Mono Lake - which straddles the California-Nevada border.

The June Lake Loop Road

                          June Lake

June Lake - the following morning

    The Alabama Hills with Mt. Whitney in the background.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Track Meet Fans

Spectators and participants on the sidelines at the Cascade Conference Track Championship meet at Southern Oregon University stadium last Saturday.

Monday, May 11, 2015

A Horse With No Name

I didn't get the horse's name but I did meet Josh and his companion Azura on the way back from the dog park a couple of days ago.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Cascade Conference Track Champions

The College of Idaho Womens' Track team runs a celebratory victory lap around the Southern Oregon University stadium after they clinched the Cascade Conference Championship yesterday here in Ashland.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Getting Pumped

Will Volpert, owner/outfitter of Ashland-based Indigo Creek Outfitters located on "A" Street, pumps air into the inflatable rafts he's readying for today's expedition down the Rogue River.  Will and his crew lead half-day and full-day river raft trips down both the Rogue and Klamath rivers.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

St. Cinder Duo

A pair of musicians from the local group, St. Cinder (subject of a previous posting April 22nd), practice their strumming in front of Mix Bakeshop this morning down at the Plaza.  To get an idea of what the band sounds like, click on the link:                                                                         

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Workin' on the Railroad

Evidently, railway freight service through town between northern California and Medford, OR to the north is going to resume sometime soon.  The tunnel near the CA-OR border required extensive repair due to a fire a few years ago and trains stopped running on this branch.  Now that the tunnel is operational again, workmen are getting the track back into shape.  Unfortunately, no passenger trains will be coming through.  They ceased running through Ashland in August of 1955.  Passenger service along the west coast of the U.S. instead passes through Klamath Falls, 60 miles to the east.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Spare Stare

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sidewalk Barista

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Balancing Act

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trailer Attractions

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Map Readers

Monday, April 27, 2015

Colorful Continental

Just when I make a vow to dispense with the use of the iphone for the purposes of this blog - I come across a subject like this and my regular camera is at home.  Well, OK, a tell myself - I can't NOT take this one.  My friend Richard was with me at the time and it was he who suggested I make sure to get the motel sign in the shot and recommended using the HDR feature that comes with the camera.  And it was he who took the shot off my phone and did some tweaking in Photoshop and DXO to make it pop even more.  So, it may have been a collaborative effort - but Richard did the lion's share of the work.  Take a look at his website and check out his amazing panoramic photography as well as his HDR 360 gallery, which is packed with the latest information regarding high-end digital photography and videography.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Earth Day Celebration

The annual Earth Day event on the grounds of the Science Works Museum took place yesterday under sunny skies and perfect temperatures.

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Quiet Moment

                            By the duck pond in Lithia Park.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Swingin' Good Time

    At the playground in Lithia Park on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Band of Buskers

These guys play regularly on the sidewalk and at local venues such as Oberon, performing their unique mix of acoustic, bluegrass, and folk.  The call themselves St. Cinder:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sports Saturday 2 (Continued)

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