Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photo Tuesday - Oregon

Last day to sign up for the book giveaway!! See top of sidebar.

Also, I was honored with the The Blogosphere Award by Crystal Clear Proofing

It's purpose is simply to acknowledge what we all have in common, and spread some HAPPY! It's exciting to receive an award! You're being given a gift, you're being recognized, appreciated. You're being thought of. And it's FUN! Who doesn't like any of those things?
The rules of this award are simply to acknowledge from whom you received it, and pass it on to people you think would like to have it, for whatever reason you want, or for no special reason at all! Don't NOT pass this, or any award for that matter, on to someone just because they already have one of that award. Receving more than one of any award is an incredible compliment and honor! Being thought of always makes a person feel good!
We're all SHARING when we blog. So please spread this around! Share it with others, the way you share with everyone every time you post on your blog! Spread some HAPPY! Unite in what we all share and have in common...the Blogosphere!
So this award goes to any reading this blog, as we are all part of this family!

In honor of my trip to Oregon in a couple days, I thought I would share with you some images & memories of my home state...






This is up at my grandparent's cabin on the Little North Fork River in the Cascades. I learned how to swim here!








This is me and my best friend, Dale, during one of my visits...

Yes, that IS blonde hair on me...







This is my other best friend, Violet, from another visit to Oregon.

(Thought the girls might kill me if I posted some really old photos from our childhood - LOL!)









This is Peterson's Rock Gardens, which sits near Bend, Oregon.
















The Oregon Coast!












The sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, as seen from a sea plane.



Yes, it was really, really cool!








Hanging out with my cousin, Chris, in his old convertible.


Gosh, don't we look like trouble!









And finally, the oldest shot of me you're gonna get - fourteen years old and riding a horse on my cousin's ranch in Eastern Oregon!








Now, I know Missy at Missys Book Nook isn't afraid, but who else is brave enough to post old photo memories????



14 comments:

The Old Silly said...

Your photos add SUCH a wonderful charm element to your posts, Diane. Kudos on your award - hey I'm doing a thank you post today on my blog - shouting you out with a couple others - stop by. I tried signing up for the giveaway but when I clicked on it I got a "this link is broken" message - maybe check on that?

Hugs,
Marvin D Wilson

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I enjoyed the photos, but it's not fair - you haven't changed a bit since you were fourteen!

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

Love your pictures of Oregon. You sure look different with blonde hair! I tried red once years ago just to see what a different color would look like. I'm a natural blonde and was young and curious. Well, I ended up looking like Bozo the Clown! LOL!

As Diane states here, please do take and share the Blogosphere Award! No matter what a blog is about, we all have that one thing in common - being part of the blogosphere! I enjoyed creating it, and hope you enjoy its all-emcompassing "message" as much as I do! I'd love to see every blog have one!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Marvin, I noticed that this morning and the link has been fixed!!

I've changed some, Jane!

And I used to bleach my hair to almost WHITE! Some of it sunk in, too...

Karen Walker said...

I love your message about the blogosphere award and what receiving these awards mean. And your photos of Oregon make me nostalgic for my previous home state (before NM). You are beautiful blonde, redhead, or white!!
Karen

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Love that you shared these photos. And love your positive energy. Keep it up!

Helen Ginger said...

Great photos. What fun to see a bit of your past.

And congrats on the award.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love your pictures, Diane! What a beautiful place. And you're having so much fun in every picture!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Tara said...

Great photos. It makes me want to visit. And thanks for passing along the happiness of sharing. :]

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thanks!

And Spunky is all about the fun.

Jai Joshi said...

I love Oregon! It's one of my favourite states. I didn't want to leave. The people are so nice and the landscape is so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Jai

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Have fun on your trip, Diane! Looks like you're going to have tons of fun.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Have fun on your trip, Diane! Looks like you're going to have tons of fun.

Creative Chronicler said...

Fabulous photos!! I'm going to take your "old memories photo challenge". I'll post mine on Friday if I have time between now and then, otherwise I'll post on Tuesday. I think we should make your "Photo Tuesday" a meme. Not sure how to do one of those, but it would be fun!