Fear

Fear:  to be afraid of (something or someone) I have wanted to try photographing the night sky for quite some time, but the one thing that has held me back is fear. Night photography requires total darkness which often means driving to someplace away from city lights. As a woman, I have been reluctant to get …

Danger

The Deschutes River is a popular recreation area during the summer. On those hot days you will find paddle-boarders, kayakers, and inner-tubers floating on the river. However, there is one dangerous spillway where every year someone is injured or killed. There is plenty of advance warning but for some reason there are some people who …

A Bit of Hawaii in Bend

While I was walking along the river early yesterday morning, I watched an outrigger canoe team paddling on the river.  It brought back many memories of the season that I paddled for a club in Hawaii. It seems so effortless, yet I remember that hard work that went into paddling. Maralee