Why I Love Flickr

This was supposed to be my quick and easy post and it’s taking me forever to gather URLs so I’m going to go with what I have.

The more time I spend with Flickr the more I love it. It’s a great reference tool and a great place to get lost checking out photos of places I’ve been or places I want to go, or places I’d never go. (Aside: last night we watched the Iconoclasts with Jon Krakauer and Sean Penn and they talked a bit about Into Thin Air and I leaned over to Bob and said, “You know what I’m never going to do? Climb Mt. Everest.“)
Little Yellow Pumpkin
My Flickr photos are here and not terribly exciting. Mostly photos of pumpkins, dahlias, Orleans and Portland/Vancouver.

But here are some fun photos I’ve found lately.

I read an article about all the bald eagles in Homer, Alaska. Punched it into the Flickr search engine and found these fabulous eagle photos. Awhile back I wrote a blog post that mentioned the neighborhood I lived in when I was a wee child. Just for kicks I put “Encino Village” into the Flickr search engine and found these. This week I wanted to see if there were any photos of the interstate highway where it’s shut down in Chehalis, about 80 miles north of here. The Oregonian has a photostream that is unbelievable. It goes way beyond the highway flooding. Amazing and heart-breaking photos of local storm damage and the people who are dealing with it.

My Dad was born in Hamburg, Germany and said there was flooding there not long ago. I found and subscribed to Hamburg Harbor group.

Also last week I saw a photo of a crane that fell over the Interstate in L.A. and found out that LA Fire Department has a photostream.

Now that you’ve looked at car wrecks, you can refresh your eyeballs with some photos from the Portland photostream. I subscribed to this for awhile and loved it because it was like a visual check on the city every day. But it’s high volume and got to be too much.

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