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OAK to PDX in the clouds

Sometimes, clouds are the most interesting sights on a flight.

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Out the window

Good morning!

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Puffy

Riding home through Dawson Creek Park, I stopped to admire some clouds.

This picture is currently my desktop image, blog background, and Facebook and Twitter header images.

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Pole

During lunch, I have been biking over to inspect the construction on Brookwood Parkway and NW Huffman Street.1 There is a new industrial park going in north of Huffman and Brookwood is being widened to include more lanes, bike lanes, and sidewalks. Just this week, all the trees along the sides and in the median were removed.

This pole at the east end of Huffman attracted my attention. More specifically, the weights on the right side that direct the connections between the lines. I don’t think I’ve seen weights used like this before, so I will start looking for other poles using them.2


  1. This is also where the new transmission line was installed late last year. 
  2. I don’t believe any of the many pictures of power poles here have such weights. 
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Oak Field

Bicycling home from work this evening, I watched the clouds over my shoulder. At the old oak tree across from the airport, I stopped to take a picture.

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Sunrise over the Oregon Cascades

One benefit of having my flight delayed while the fog lifted in Sacramento was seeing a beautiful sunrise over the Oregon Cascades.

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A view from 6A

Before the sun rose, pockets of red beaded the eastern horizon.1


  1. I figured this was better than posting pictures of the wing. Many, many pictures of the wing, differentiated only by their backgrounds… ;-) 
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Veiled Moon

While I rode along Veteran’s Drive,1 I noticed low clouds blowing by the moon. I stopped to take a few pictures, waiting for gaps in the clouds.

While gazing at the moon, I remembered good days for NASA. And I was thankful there was no loss of life in today’s Antares explosion on launch.

Apparently, sending stuff to space is still rocket science.


  1. Which goes through the middle of the field at the south end of the Hillsboro airport, where I used to take lots of pictures
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A view in flight

These are just some of the sights from my trip home this evening.

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A View of the Wing

Headed home from Southern California, I made sure to get window seats for both legs of the trip. Being in group B ensured I sat behind the wing and in the wake of the jet engine. Still, I enjoy getting the bird’s eye view of the landscape.