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Smoke in the west

smoke mountains aerial approach pdx

One of the reasons I enjoy teaching in Copenhagen in the summer is the weather is better than Ashland (to me anyway, I prefer 70s to 90s). The air is crisp and clean in Copenhagen, and Ashland can frequently be smoky in the summer. This year I missed Ashland’s clean air summer season and returned just in time for the smoke.

Today’s photo comes from my return flight to Portland (PDX) from Iceland (KEF). This wasn’t anywhere near Ashland, and probably not that close to Portland. It could have been Idaho or Washington. However, visibility out of PDX was horrible so the smoke was very much in Portland.

In the three + days I’ve been home Ashland has been hot and smoky (although not as bad as it can become).

Cooks Chasm?

yachats cape pepetua

Near Yachats, Oregon

First of all, apologies to those of you who check in daily for a photo. Obviously the blog has not been living up to its name over the past few weeks. I’ve been traveling, and hopefully I’ll have more regular entries going forward.

Today’s photo is from Thanksgiving a couple years ago. I’m not sure if this is Cooks Chasm or another one of the many other sheer-sided inlets on Cape Perpetua.

More photos from that trip can be found here.

Oldest continuous ballpark in the nation

Goss Stadium at Coleman Field

@OregonState @BeaverBaseball

Even older than Fenway Park (1912) and Wrigley Field (1914), baseball has been played at the site of Goss Stadium (which has seen many improvements over the years) since 1907. It only took me 110 years to see my first game there this past weekend. The game (against Washington State) was sold out so we had to procure tickets from a scalper outside the stadium (for about half of what tickets were going for on Stubhub but still more than double the face value).

The #1-ranked Beavers won, as usual. OSU will be hosting the Regionals next weekend. If all goes well, they will be hosting the Super Regionals the following weekend and heading to Omaha for the College World Series later in June.

Throwback Thursday

Hobart Bluff

With temperatures expected to reach the 90s by the end of the weekend, it’s a little hard to believe that today’s photo is from less than two weeks ago. Such is springtime in Ashland.

From 90 degrees to 30 degrees in 3 days

hobart bluff

Hobart Bluff (May 6, 2017)

Last week was a wild week of weather in Ashland. It felt like summer early in the week, followed by one of the best rainbow/thunder/lightning storms I’ve ever encountered, and then Friday night it snowed in the mountains. We headed up to Hobart Bluff yesterday. We had to forge our own trail as no one else ventured out to Hobart on Saturday. With the wind-chill factor it was about 10-15 degrees when I took this photo. Only five more weeks until summer!

AIFF pink flamingo lawn ornaments and a deer friend

aiff film festival al case deer pink flamingo lawn ornaments

@ashlandfilm #AIFF2017 @AshlandAnimals

Tomorrow begins the big weekend. Are you ready? My neighbor’s flamingos are.

aiff ashland independent film festival al case pink flamingo lawn ornaments

Southern Oregon Softball = CCC Team of the Week

10-photo photomerge sou softball Southern Oregon Softball Named CCC Team of the Week

10-photo photomerge of SOU softball on University Field

@SOURaiders @SOU_Softball

Details here.

Three years ago…

Lower Table Rock from Upper Table Rock

Lower Table Rock from Upper Table Rock

Yountville

Vineyard replanting

We took a little road trip down south this past weekend. We spent most of our time in Napa but headed out one morning for a walk in Yountville.

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge in the Rogue River

Today’s photo comes from my snowshoeing adventure a couple weekend’s ago. Although I’ve turned out at Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint on Highway 62 more than a dozen times over the years, I had never been to Natural Bridge Viewpoint before. The two are very close to each other, but Natural Bridge is a bit off the highway.

During winter you can’t get to the viewpoint via a car. That fact made this trek interesting for me. I was able to park in the normal turnout on Highway 62 even though the road (Rd 300 on Google maps) is not plowed. There was room for maybe three cars, but mine was the only one there on this day. From there I walked on snowshoes a little over half a mile to this location.

The Rogue River was higher than normal so the natural bridge in today’s photo isn’t that visible, but in person the scene was pretty spectacular. Water goes underground, through a lava tube, before exiting back into the Rogue River 250 feet downstream.

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