Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Home Town Bazaar

This coming Saturday, Dec. 1st, I will be at the La Center High School Holiday Bazaar from 9 to 3.  Although I have lived in La Center for almost 9 years now, this will be my first time at this bazaar, so I can’t tell you much about it, but it does appear to be a popular event in the region. I decided that it would be a good idea to make more contact with my local community to let them know about Wa-chur-ed Observatory.  At the same time, I encourage everyone else in the area to come check it […]

Photo Club “Winner”

Feeling the need to be more artistic in my photography, I recently joined a new photo club in Portland, “Photo Club PDX” (PCPDX).  They have regular monthly meetings and present a challenge to members – meant to inspire and/or cajole you into trying something different.  The first challenge for me was #10, in which we had to pretend we were submitting work to a gallery, selecting 5 recent photos and writing an artist’s statement.  The club then recruited 4 professionals to judge the submissions.  Since I haven’t done any non-astro photos for a long time, I decided to submit some […]

West Linn Event

This coming Saturday I’ll be at the West Linn Holiday Bazaar from 9 to 4.  This is a relatively small event, but has to be the most pleasant one every year.  There is always a great selection of handcrafted items in a relaxed, comfortable environment.  In fact, I usually end up buying some gifts there myself!  At other events I’m too busy and it takes too much time to see everything. Calendars are selling well this year, but I still have plenty – for now.  So come out to West Linn on Saturday, or order through my website.  

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday!

This coming Saturday’s Holiday Bazaar will be at Mountain View High School, located at 1500 SE Blairmont Drive, Vancouver, WA, from 9AM to 4PM.  This bazaar supports the MVHS band programs, which are fantastic.  It is also the 2nd largest of the bazaars I do each year, the biggest being Prairie High School (2 weeks later).  In terms of the number of vendors, these two events are actually very similar, but I always think of Prairie HS as the biggest because that’s where I always have the best sales. The above photo was from last week’s event at Baker Prairie Middle School, […]

2019 Is Here

Well, the 2019 Night Visions calendar is here – hot off the press, so to speak, and available for purchase. I’m really excited about this year’s calendar.  Each year I’ve made it a little better, mostly by improving my astrophotography skills.  But this year is a giant leap for AP-kind because all 13 images in this edition were captured at the remote observatory I’ve been using in Australia, which brings numerous advantages.  Most importantly, we get to see deep-space objects that are only visible from the southern hemisphere.  In fact, the great majority of the included targets are never visible […]