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Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Old Santa Barbara Mission Cemetery

Santa Barbara has the largest fig tree in the USA, but this isn’t it. The one pictured here is still a massive presence on the cemetery grounds of the Santa Barbara Mission.

Old Mission Santa Barbara Friars

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Feliz Navidad from the friars of Old Mission Santa Barbara

White Christmas

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snowy backyard in Ashland, Oregon

I’m sure it’s a white Christmas somewhere, maybe even in Ashland, but in Santa Barbara, no one even considers the thought. Today’s photo comes from the snow storm that hit Ashland almost three weeks ago. It still hadn’t fully melted when we left for California on December 21.

All schools are closed in Ashland today

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Peabody’s Wayback

This is not what Ashland looks like at the moment. Today’s photo was taken back in January in the mountains to the east of Ashland. In fact, there is no snow in Ashland as I write this. However, the forecast is for snow so they have closed the schools.

Skelator / Witch Cult / Sylent Storm / Machetaso Profano @ Musichead

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Sylent Storm @ Musichead

Tomorrow night (11/15/13), beginning at 6 p.m., four bands will hit the stage in Medford. It has been a while (6+ months) since I’ve seen Witch Cult. Skelator and Machetaso Profano will be firsts for me.

Southern Oregon University Women’s Soccer Team hosts opening round of CCC Championship

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SOU Women’s Soccer

The Cascade Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer Championship begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday (11/6/13) in Ashland. The SOU Raiders will go up against the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers in the first round playoff game.

Tatsiana Asheichyk senior recital tomorrow

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Tatsiana Asheichyk in SOU’s Music Recital Hall

More details here.

Ashland Cemetery on a foggy morning

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Tombstone of Captain Thomas Smith

Ashland is apparently a smoky mess these days. I’ll be back in town in a couple weeks. Hopefully the skies will clear up soon. Today’s photo is from a foggy morning rather than a recent smoky day.

This headstone is rather interesting. It seems like the writing wasn’t completely planned, and the engraver added some words in after the fact. If you can’t read the words, try clicking on the image while on a larger screen.

Capt. Thos. Smith was born on the 14th of September in 1809 in Campbell, Kentucky and died on the 4th of November in 1892 in Ashland, Oregon. According to this site he did more than hold the savages at bay. He also started the Bank of Ashland.

AT&T Park panorama

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Bay Bridge Series 2013

I have only been to one MLB game this year, a Giants-A’s game back in May (pictured above). I have been to several professional baseball games in Asia though. This weekend I plan to see a different Giants team; the Lotte Giants (of Busan, South Korea) will be taking on the SK Wyverns. It will be my first time in Sajik Baseball Stadium which is supposedly the best baseball stadium in Korea.

Southern Oregon University Women’s Soccer Team

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SOU Women’s Soccer Team

A couple weeks ago I was asked to take photos at the first, annual 2013 Black and Red All-Sports Awards Banquet. The event worked sort of like an academy awards show with the athletes in formal dress. Three players from each SOU sports team were part of the voting block. There were nominees for various awards like athlete of the year for each sport, play of the year, coach of the year, etc.

Today’s photo was taken after the event and includes much of the Women’s Soccer Team. The finalists for soccer athlete of the year were Alyssa Bricker and Stephanie Carr. I’ll show you the winner in a future post.