A Sauvie Island Journal

“If you’re lucky enough to live in a house that floats, you’re lucky enough.”

 

A photographic journey of life on the river

On Being a Goose in Winter

On Being a Goose in Winter

We got shot at the other day.  That is, the geese were the target and I was there.  I'm still alive to tell the story but, the geese?  Maybe not.   I arose early, long before the sun, to take my camera to a spot I'd seen some months before.  A beautiful landscape a...

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The Great Pumpkin Fever

The Great Pumpkin Fever

  Dear Linus:  I know where The Great Pumpkin lives.  And you can find him here every Autumn.  The thing is, though, you have to know the secret.     All year round, Sauvie Island is many things to many people.  But in Autumn, Sauvie is pumpkin paradise.  If you're a...

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Ode to My Old Canoe

Ode to My Old Canoe

  I sold my old canoe a few weeks ago. It was unceremoniously hoisted atop the new family's pickup, money placed in my hand and, with the sound of gravel crunched by tires, off they went. With my old canoe.   I'm happy and sad at the same time. Happy that my old canoe...

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The Houseboat in Winter

The Houseboat in Winter

People who hang around the river in summertime -- swimming, boating, fishing, floating -- know something about what houseboaters do in summer.  We do all of those things and more.  But, what happens when the sun lowers in the sky, the temperatures plummet, and all the...

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