17 March 2007

Six Pic Saturday

9:40 am -- My day starts out at a leisurely pace with a walk through Bush's Pasture Park, near my home.

tree shadows

10:22 am -- I finally check out the fish market that moved into the neighborhood several months ago. After some discussion with the guy behind the counter, I decide on some fresh, Canadian salmon for dinner.


12:00 pm -- I work with the HIV/AIDS Awareness Project, which trains inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary as peer educators. After many delays, today we were finally able to hold our activities in remembrance of World AIDS Day.

Oregon State Penitentary

3:54 pm -- Since I am already nearby, I decide to stop by the Jason Lee Memorial Cemetery. I am still on the hunt to find where Ellen Hemenway Humphrey's gravesite is.


4:49 pm -- When I am in Salem, my Saturday evening ritual is to stop by the local Roth's grocery store to pick up the early edition of the Sunday Oregonian. In turn, I drop off my old papers in the Lion's Club recycling bin in the parking lot.

newspaper recycling

6:23 pm -- Dinner! Fresh salmon with miso-soy glaze, avocado, and Mediterranean orzo salad.


05 March 2007

Where is Spring?

Willamette Pass
Originally uploaded by Katherine H.
This was the view ahead of me as I journeyed to Klamath Falls this past weekend to conduct training. Fortunately, I had a 4-wheel vehicle for the trip. The summit of Willamette Pass in the Cascade Mountains rises to about 5200 feet. Not much in comparison to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, but definitely a change in altitude from the valley around Salem.

end of tunnel

There were even icicles hanging from the roof of the tunnel! When I crossed the pass on the return trip 48 hours later, the roads were clear and much of the snow had melted. It was certainly a pretty backdrop for the drive.