Friday 1 July 2022
Old Power Station, A City Location, Eugene, Oregon
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The river-facing side of the Old Power Plant was covered with broken windows. The power that the Old Power Plant formerly generated was still connected to the grid. The sign embedded in the concrete in front of the Old Power Plant formed a circle and was covered in more illegible words. Old pipes ran from the Old Power Plant into the Willamette River. Those pipes accessed water to make steam. The side of the Old Power Plant as it looked just before it was to be remodeled. A sign was embedded in the concrete of the new path in front of the Old Power Plant. That sign read, in part, "Electrical Transmission, the Coils the Insulators the Terminals."
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Thursday 30 June 2022
Smith Family Bookstore Graffiti, As A Part Of Oregon Deconstruction, Eugene, Oregon
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The red painted word "Boox" decorated the edge of the front wall of the Smith Family Bookstore. More graffiti covered the left end of the brick wall at the end of the parking lot behind Smith Family Bookstore. A tiny portion of that graffiti read, "End Civi." A final word painted in blue and white finished the graffiti on the brick wall at the end of the parking lot behind Smith Family Bookstore. A wide angle shot of the whole brick wall at the end of the parking lot behind Smith Family Bookstore. A sad face and other graffiti words covered the lower part of a brick wall behind Smith Family Bookstore.
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Wednesday 29 June 2022
Potentilla Flower, In The Back Yard, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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A closer view of our first red flower on one of our two Potentilla bushes that had just bloomed. Next to that flower were two more buds. The first red flower on one of our two Potentilla bushes had finally bloomed. The red flower was small and near a boulder.
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Tuesday 28 June 2022
Downtown Riverfront Park Way In, A New Park, Eugene, Oregon
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Temporary fences limited access to the park. This is were 5th Avenue access led. A large sticker was adhered to the sidewalk. It was shaped like an arrow and indicated the way into "Downtown Riverfront Park." Parking inside Downtown Riverfront Park was limited to two hours. Notice you were allowed to pay for parking using the, "Park Smarter App," or by using a nearby pay station. Motor vehicle access to Downtown Riverfront Park was along a road from the north. A new asphalt path provided access for pedestrians and bicycles to Downtown Riverfront Park. A plaque on the other side of a cyclone fence explained, "Millrace Industrial Site History."
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Monday 27 June 2022
Downtown Riverfront Park, A New Park, Eugene, Oregon
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Fresh native grass had just been planted next to the path leading into the new Downtown Riverfront Park. A closer shot of one of the two blue tables with matching chairs that provided seating for a picnic or perhaps a game of chess. A large roof covered a dozen blue picnic tables with matching chairs. The covered area was the north-most end of the new Downtown Riverfront Park. A long retaining wall, for a raised garden, was protected with metal strips to prevent skateboarders from using it. A modest restroom was provided for the crowds that would someday occupy this Downtown Riverfront Park. A closer view of one of the three self shaded benches that faced the river.
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Sunday 26 June 2022
Downtown Riverfront Park Art, A New Park, Eugene, Oregon
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One of the faces on the border fence had faded to the point that it was almost ghost-like. A somber face stared out at the people viewing it. Young and old versions of the same face were combined before printing on the border fence. Photographs of people were printed on the slats that made up one of the borders at the edge of the new Downtown Riverfront Park in Eugene, Oregon. The most striking part of this image was the sparkling design on the glasses. A closer view of the half face at the extreme right-hand edge of the display. If you look carefully, you can see the individual slats that made up the face.
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Saturday 25 June 2022
Downtown Riverfront Park Grass, A New Park, Eugene, Oregon
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A vast area of new grass lay ready and un-mowed for the first feet or paws to walk on it. Beyond the vast spread of new grass stood one of the new shade producing covers facing the riverfront. A sign, posted on the edge of the new grass, read: Please Help Our Grass Grow! Please help our grass get established by not walking in this area until it is ready for feet or paws Thank you
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Friday 24 June 2022
Hebe "Patty's Purple" Buxifolia, In The Side Yard, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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One of our Hebe Buxifolia plants had more flowers then the other. A much closer view of our the flowers on our most flowering Hebe "Patty's Purple" Buxifolia plant located in the side yard. These two plants were purchased from Jerry's Home Improvement store. This tag came with the plants. A closer view of the flowers on one of our two Hebe "Patty's Purple" Buxifolia plants located in the side yard. A closer view of the leaves and flowers of our two Hebe "Patty's Purple" Buxifolia plants.
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Thursday 23 June 2022
Boulder, As A Form Of Rock, As A Found Thing, Between East 6th Avenue and Union Pacific Tracks, Eugene, Oregon
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Boulders were scattered across the ground between East 6th Avenue and the Union Pacific railroad tracks. If not for the "No Trespassing" sign, this might appear to be a placid seating area. Broken glass lay scattered across the ground by one of the boulders. Boulders were back lit that lay near the entrance. The boulders lay far down, past large plants, almost all the way to a cluster of trees. A glass jar lay on the ground by one of the boulders. Off to its left was a small green lid. Multicolored pebbles lay on the ground between several boulders.
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Wednesday 22 June 2022
White Roses, As Flowering Plants, Eugene, Oregon
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Three white rose bushes grew behind our spring tulips on the neighbor's half of our side yard. A more distant view of the three white rose bushes growing on the neighbor's side of the narrow land separating our driveways. A closer view of the white roses growing on one of the three rose bushes alongside our driveway. The center of each white rose varied in color from a pale yellow to a deep orange.
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Tuesday 21 June 2022
Blackberry Flowers, As A Form Of Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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A closer view of a few of the blackberry bush's flowers showed them off in detail. Loads of blackberry's white flowers have bloomed against our back fence. Some buds have not yet opened. But many of them have opened to form small, lovely white, flowers. A few of the delicate white flowers formed a contrast to the dangerously spiked stems nearby.
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Monday 20 June 2022
More Brown Heuchera (Coral Bells), As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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A closer view of the tiny white flowers that bloomed on the brown Heuchera plant. Another view of our reddish-brown heuchera plant. This view illustrated how its leaves overlap. A closer view of the reddish-brown leaves of our heuchera plant. This heuchera was planted last year and we thought it had died. But this year, it had bounced back with vigor. The first leaves of our brown heuchera plant were just beginning to grow in our back yard. Our backyard brown Heuchera plant grew three tall, but thin, stalks upon which tiny white flowers bloomed.
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