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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Mar 29, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Marillion, Center Parcs Port Zeeland, The Netherlands, March 2015A week ago today, I was in The Netherlands, enjoying, very much, the third day of the Port Zeeland (PZ) Marillion Weekend. It's a weekend like no other: three incredible shows by the band...

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My West Sacramento Photo of the Day
Watching the ship go by

Watching the ship go by

Driving along Jefferson Boulevard toward Clarksburg can be quite an adventure.  Yesterday we saw this ship from Singapore cruising up river to the Port of West Sacramento.

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Serendipity

Mar 28, 2015
Serendipity

We had a fabulous ground fog yesterday morning, so I thought I should head back to the tulip farm in Woodland to see if the fog was hanging there too. Turns out there was no fog in the tulip field, but as I drove past the large farm building looking to...

The Blue Muse
Becoming a crazy bird lady

Mar 27, 2015
Becoming a crazy bird lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands on a school field trip. I am utterly miserable. We're searching for birds--the kind our sophomore biology teacher is requiring u...

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Springtime Sunset

Mar 27, 2015
Springtime Sunset

Fabulous cloud front illuminated by the setting sun earlier this week. And very typical of what we see in the spring: rain, sun, repeat (xn). We were waiting for a table at a restaurant along the Columbia River, between Vancouver and Portland when this...

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Tulip Field Sunbreak

Mar 26, 2015
Tulip Field Sunbreak

Finally a break in this rain week we've been having! A sunny day was forecast, but the day started out pretty foggy which often happens here. Hoping for an early clearing, I drove to Woodland to check out Holland American Bulb Farm, which is quite a bi...

Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

Mar 25, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands

It was a wonderful, wonderful, weekend. I will be sharing stories and photos. For now, hop on over to Toon's Tunes Facebook page, to Marillion's Facebook page, and to the Marillion website tour page to find out if you can still get a ticket for the Wol...

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Jesuit High School’s Magic of Marrakech Auction

Mar 24, 2015


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Seeing Red

Mar 23, 2015
Seeing Red

Another closeup from my early morning trip to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon on Saturday.  It seems like this backlit closeup was the only type of composition I had any success with.  I need to be more disciplined on my next v...

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A New Day

Mar 21, 2015
A New Day

This fancy purple tulip was just opening up to greet the day at the tulip farm in Woodburn, Oregon this morning. I think peak bloom is at least a week away still. So I've got a colorful subject matter for the next few weeks; it's a welcome change for m...

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