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Bridget
Portland, Oregon area
A graphic designer + art director living in the Pacific Northwest looking for creativity and inspiration wherever she can find it.
Interests: Equestrian, skiing, sewing, archery, photography, children's literature.
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Ah... well, they don't look too hot for the amount of clothing they have on in this photo-postcard from August 1911, now do they? She is sending it from the Bay Area to Hammon, Oregon. From what I can read of her handwriting she asks how Mr. North is doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Spot On
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Hola, amigos! We went to a family wedding a week or so ago in Southern California. Took a ton of photos because: so incredible. (Also, thank you airline/hotel/and rental car mileage programs! #freeisaverygoodprice) What is it about palm trees that it is such a balm for northern souls? You see... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Spot On
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Went to meet a lonnnnnngggg time friend at some local lavender fields and hang out with her while she painted. She's a professional fine artist and does a lot of plein art competitions. This particular farm had a certain charm so it's the place she has been coming back to.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Spot On
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So proud of ThatDaughter. #valedictorian2018 Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Spot On
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Anybody here ever say "Rabbit, Rabbit!" at the beginning of each month? Apparently it's a thing. A very old thing. So here we are at the beginning of March and on the cusp of spring... and I think I might adopt this wee bit of superstition just for the fun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Spot On
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So January was all about the cleaning up and putting away of the holiday. It's a chore that I just loathe. This past week I've been housecleaning in between work projects and just when I think I'm done I find something else that should be cleaned. (Depending on my mood... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Spot On
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Well, if I had my druthers I’d stay here at Portland's 1913 historic Benson Hotel for Christmas and pitch all other “traditions.” No cooking, no cleaning, no running around… I’d bring my family and I’d smuggle my dog in, let her jump on the bed, and stay through New Year’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Spot On
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Our Christmas tradition of going downtown to see Santa Claus, get a photo, view the ginormous Christmas tree in Pioneer Courthouse Square, lunch at Nordstrom’s Café, and general browsing/shopping has had to change. We can still do most of the things on that list, but Macy’s (formerly Meier and Frank)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Spot On
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Wow. So, November... almost the end of December and I am finally posting. The reason? November was horrible. Horrible. Bad news. Stupid stuff. Just horrible. It's still pretty sucky, but whatever. Right now I'm just trying to get through Christmas. I had purchased tickets for two events in Portland long... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Spot On
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Oh, my! have I been reminiscing in my head. This weather. This season. This everything. We had glorious weather for Halloween night this year. Dry and cold, but not too cold. The Trick-or-Treaters surely had a blast. I think back to when The Daughters were Littles and getting them ready... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Spot On
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Pray why are you so bare, so bare, Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, Runs a shudder over me? My leaves were green as the best, I trow, And sap ran free in my veins, But I say in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Spot On
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I've got a thing for looking up into trees lately; a need to keep looking "up." Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Spot On
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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run. —John Keats (1795–1821) I’m not sure if it’s the waning daylight, the extra early morning alarm clock, the final countdown of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Spot On
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Oh. My. God. What a spectacle. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Spot On
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Oh, my! Wouldn't it be exciting is it to participate in a regatta? You know, with someone who has experience doing it, of course. I think I'll need to add this to my Bucket List. :) Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Spot On
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SS Minnow? The Love Boat? Exxon Valdez? Boaty McBoatFace? Nope. It's the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. We took the visiting in-laws on a lovely dinner cruise up and down the Columbia River Gorge which separates Washington and Oregon states. It was perfect summer weather. Absolutely puuuurrrrfect. The ship is one in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Spot On
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Spot On
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brisk walks past farmers' fields + rain finally gives way to summer sun + outdoor church pantries + "take what you need, give what you can..." + friends over for the Fourth + outdoor dog shows + marigolds and lavender at dusk + red tail hawks + fragrant jasmine by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Spot On
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It's been up and down and 'round and 'round over here — I promise that I'll post more soon. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Spot On
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This Cherokee Dogwood tree never gets any bigger. It’s stayed the same size for 18 years and I honestly don’t know what its problem is. How can it do that? Stay the same size? Shouldn’t it be enormous by now like everything else in the state of Oregon? It does... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Spot On
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Yamhill Pub, downtown Portland Oregon, after the March for Science Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Spot On