Reflections in Red


The Dress

The Dress, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This photo obviously doesn’t do the dress justice. I love this shot though… Mary’s dress with Karen in the mirror behind.

Where’s Martin

Where’s Martin, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The Bean

The Bean, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.


Looking Into The Bean, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.


Rear View, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken with the iphone the other day.



Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

We strolled around the city a lot over two and a half days. I loved this shot. Cool glass building, cool display, nice reflection of the other building in the shot. Pretty awesome.



Scappoose Bay

Scappoose Bay, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Photo two for the fund raising auction is this one I took last year. It was also selected to appear in a calendar. It was used as the June photo.

The Four of Us

The Four of Us, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Here we all are. Sandy, Vicki, Karen (via the glasses), and me. You can’t see us very well really, but you can. Sandy would be the one hamming it up. You can barely make us all out, except Karen of course, who’s glasses and head came out quite nicely.

Looking Out

Looking Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I took this one when I stopped at a park to have some lunch. It was raining so hard. Very cool.

Hey, It’s Me

Hey, It’s Me, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I had to get a shot of my bike helmet. Not as telling as the photo of Karen’s head, but there it is, my helmet, on my head. Also in this shot… Karen, sitting by the wall, Kate’s foot, and I believe Kristen’s feet behind Kate.

Reflections on Water

Reflections on Water, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Once again we had a lovely time camping with the family at Davis Lake. You just can’t do any better than good people, nature, and quiet stillness.

Window To?

Window To?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

… the soul?

Objects Are Closer Than They Appear

At work today…

Window To?

Window To?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Here it is… the continuation of my posting about LAST weekend. Not this one just passed. No… the previous weekend. Again I say, how lame am I? To which I reply, because I often talk to myself electronically through my own blog, not lame at all… busy.

I love this photo. I took it while wondering around the east side with the troupe. Random, yet cool.

St. Johns Reflection And Dad’s Day

St. Johns Reflection, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This is another one taken with the iPhone at Cathedral Park this last Friday. Friday, by the way, would’ve been my dad’s birthday. He would’ve been 66. I kept thinking about him all day, and ended up playing a little bit of his music when I got home. Makes me cry to hear him, but then I’m so glad I have that. So glad I have him singing and playing his pedal steel, which he loved almost as much as he loved all of us. I miss you dad…. and I love you.

Photo Hunt – Stripes



This weeks theme for the hunt is Stripes.  Usually I just include one photo and call it good, but this week I’m going to post a few photos I found that fit.  Why?  Well… because I couldn’t pick just one.


We went on a cruise and I loved this long row of lounge chairs.  This was taken before the ship actually set sail which is why they’re empty.  Normally they’d be pretty packed with peeps getting a tan, reading, relaxing, napping… you name it.

Weston and the Ref

This is the little guy, Weston, with the Ref.  He’s really not a huge toy guy.  He loves to play chuck it, to have the ball thrown for him, to chew on his bully stix, and to be loved on.  Strangely he loved this guy and chewed, pulled, and gnawed at him until all his stuffing was gone.

Hwy 101

We went on a little road trip a year or so ago and this was taken while driving Hwy 101 from California, through the Redwoods, to Oregon.  We hadn’t planned going this way, but were forced to as the Siskiyous were snowed in and I-5 was briefly closed.  It ended up being a great drive, though it rained and rained and rained.  We saw some cool elk, stood next to huge grand trees, and spent a lot of time cracking up by the little mister’s (Weston’s) expressions.


Here she is, the little girly, Riley.  She’s looking cute and small here.  Must have had a recent haircut.  She’s due for another.  I think she’s going to look pretty cute.  But then, I always think she looks really cute.

The Scenery and Me

Lastly… here’s one taken during our recent road trip down to San Jose to see family.  That’s me, in the side view, taking the shot.

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Getting The Shot

Getting The Shot, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I’m always grabbing the camera and shooting something. Even if it’s something that on the surface might not initially seem that interesting. What can I say… the world through a lens is fascinating to me and very different looking than the real world. I don’t see dead people… I see photographs. Everywhere.


Moored, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken January 1, 2008 at Lake Mead, Nevada. Love this shot.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.


Marina, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

This is the photo I just had published in a 2009 calendar. Pretty cool. I was lucky to get this shot. We were walking along a path and the water was completely smooth. Just beautiful.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.


Marina, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We wandered around a local park and went on a nature walk there, which happened to take us past this really great marina. The water was so calm and there were great reflections from the boats.


The Helen McCol, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The Helen McCol in Newport, Oregon.

Taken on October 27, 2007 with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

After enjoying what Butchart Gardens had to offer on Tuesday, June 24, we went down by the harbor for a lovely dinner, thanks Mary and Martin for taking us out, and a walk near the harbor to check out the lights.

Lake Cowichan

Lake Cowichan, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Lake Cowichan, Vancouver Island, B.C.