The Needles

When we visit Cannon Beach, I like to walk to the south side of Haystack Rock to take pictures of the Needles. For this latest trip, it wasn’t much of a walk because we were staying at Hallmark Inn, just north of the rock. A couple of evenings ago, Suzi and I walked to take pictures.

This picture is interesting because Google+ automatically reviewed the pictures my phone uploaded, selected one and edited it. I like the result!

Here are the original picture and Google+’s version for your comparison:

My favorite photos of 2014

Arranged in no particular order,1 are my seventeen2 favorite photos I made in 2014.


  1. In fact, they are arranged in random order. Refresh the page to see another order. Have fun! Do it again and again. ;-) 
  2. Last year, I was able to limit myself to my 10 favorite photos. This year, I couldn’t make the cut. 

Queen Anne’s Sunset

Last night, I biked to the Hillsboro airport to watch the sun set. Thanks to low clouds, the sunset was over before it started, but still made a nice backdrop for some Queen Anne’s lace.1


  1. In addition to snapping the picture above, I learned that I’m gay. This, according to some discriminating bloke who hollered, “F**k you, f*g!” as he tooled by with his dirty pickup. This was a surprise, even to me. ;-)