An orange tabby cat wearing a bow tie resting on the back of a chair, with a softly focused home interior in the background.

Mr. Momo. 21st April, 2024.

πŸ“· Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Coastline with jagged cliffs and trees overlooking turbulent ocean waves, captured in black and white.

Shore Acres State Park, Oregon. 27th April, 2024.

πŸ“· Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Fujifilm Acros 100 (Expired)

A flowering pink dogwood tree next to a white garden trellis, with a house and power lines in the background, under a partially cloudy sky.

A flowering dogwood tree with vibrant pink blossoms against a blue sky.

Portland, Oregon. 20th April, 2024.

πŸ“· Hasselblad 500C/M
🎞️ Kodak Portra 160 (Expired)

Oregon coast delivers as per usual…

A hand holding a glass of red wine in focus against a blurred background of a rocky beach, a person walking by the water, and a sunset sky with clouds.

On a walk in the neighborhood today, I could only see tulips…

Close-up of a red tulip with orange edges, viewed from above, revealing the inner flower parts including the stamen and pistil.

A close-up of a bright pink tulip with visible stamen and pistil.

Close-up of a blooming tulip with yellow and pink petals and visible yellow stamens against a blurred green background.

Close-up of a pink and white tulip flower with visible stamens and pistil.

Synth and Pedal Expo. Portland, Oregon. 14th April, 2024.

A woman and a man engage in conversation in front of a large, complex eurorack modular synthesizer with numerous cables. The synthesizer is on a table with headphones and other electronic equipment.

Found myself in the map room at the newly renovated central library. Opened a random unlabeled drawer and found this Mario themed map of TriMet on the top in there.

A stylized transit map with a retro video game theme laid out on a table next to a globe. The design mimics an 8-bit graphic style, featuring icons for stations, transit centers, and a pixelated flower logo.

Last year, on 28th March, I finished my first book for the year. By the end I had read a total of five books.

This year, on 28th March, I finished my fifth book.

I say this from a place of gratitude that I’m intentionally putting time into activities I enjoy.

Mt. Tabor Park is a treasure ❀️

A reservoir with a reflection of clouds and trees under a blue sky with scattered clouds. A small structure with a flat roof is visible on the far side of the water.

A vibrant green hill with a blossoming white tree and scattered yellow wildflowers, under a blue sky dotted with fluffy clouds. There is a black fence at the hill’s crest.

A tranquil landscape with a calm body of water reflecting a partly cloudy sky, a tree line, and a vibrant green grassy hill.

Landscape view with cumulus clouds in the sky over a city area with trees and blossoming trees in the foreground, residential buildings in the mid-ground, and a forested horizon in the background.

A duck swimming on a body of rippled water.

Waiting for service…

Outdoor seating area of a taqueria with red and blue umbrellas, picnicking tables, and a dog sitting by a table on a sunny day.

Portland, Oregon. 2nd March, 2024.

A rain-speckled window with a sheer white curtain partially revealing a view of a green exterior. A small white stool sits by the window bearing a cactus and another potted plant.

Black and white diptych of a single bird perched on a wire against a cloudy sky; the composition is split into two sections showing the bird on different wires.

I noticed this bird from my kitchen window, took out my iPhone, zoomed in to 8x (digital) and took a few photos, and a few more when it flew over to another point. These two were picked from those, and even though they were monochromatic to begin, I converted to B&W as it was distracting.

Spent about an hour messing with this simple patch last night.

An array of electronic music equipment, including a Moog Mother-32 semi-modular analog synthesizer, a Moog Mavis synthesizer, and an Elektron Analog Rytm drum machine, connected by patch cables on a table.

I started wanting to make some beats using the Elektron but I ended up just having fun with drones using the Moogs.

I am new to beats, and those seem very hard in comparison. Good procrastination πŸ˜‚

πŸ₯° Jenni and I got married

Jenni and I got married on the equinox with a short and sweet courthouse ceremony 😊

A couple dressed in wedding attire stands under cherry blossom trees, with the woman holding a bouquet. The background shows a park with people and buildings.

We were joined by two good friends who served as witnesses. The view from the courthouse was really nice.

Four people smiling for a selfie indoors with a scenic view of a river and bridges in the background. A man and woman in wedding attire are in the foreground, while two women in dresses stand behind them. The landscape suggests a sunny day.

It was a lovely day so we had an opportunity to get some pictures at the cherry blossoms by the river.

A happy couple dressed in wedding attire, the individual on the left in a suit and the individual on the right in a lace dress, smiling and posing for a photo under blooming cherry blossom trees.

Following that we got some drinks and snacks and that was that. It was all we had hoped for.

Two people dressed in formal attire sharing an affectionate kiss at a bar, surrounded by shelves stocked with bottles and green potted plants. The walls are made of emerald green tiles.

19th March, 2024 ❀️

πŸ“· Stride Walk at Shamrock Run in Portland

Yesterday, I participated in the Stride Walk. Jenni ran the 8K and had a different start time and route. It was a lovely, cool, and sunny day.

A person takes a selfie amidst a large crowd wearing green shirts, some with festive accessories, at a starting line for a Shamrock Run event in Portland.

A park scene with cherry blossoms in partial bloom. People are walking along a path, some wearing green shirts, with a person seated on a bench. In the background, a steel bridge spans a river.

A person standing in a park on a sunny day, wearing a green shirt with the “FoPo Running Club” logo, a numbered bib, a finisher’s medal, a cap, and glasses.

Activity Stats

Distance: 3.77 miles
Elevation Gain: 105 ft
Time: 1h 02m

P.S. The route was a loop from Naito Parkway, to Steel bridge, to Tilikum bridge, and back to Naito. It was supposed to be 4 miles but the turn after Tilikum was changed for some reason to Bond Ave. instead of Moody Ave. I was puzzled and wanted to ask the volunteer there but they were on a phone call, and I didn’t want to stop.

Sharing thoughts with my morning reading buddy.

A cat lying on a green textured couch looks at a book held by a person, with bright sunlight coming through a window draped with sheer curtains.

Happy Leap Day! Be safe out there!

A hanging potted plant with small green leaves and a green glass ornament is in focus with sunlight on it. Large green leaves from a different plant are in the foreground, and a cast iron skillet in the background on a kitchen rack.