Sunday, September 07, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 9/7/08

Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

Click pics for better looking larger images or take a peek at the entire album and/or watch as a slideshow at this link.

Oregon City, Oregon

Did you know that the wagons were too bumpy to actually ride in and that the settlers actually *walked* most of the 2,170 miles (3,500 kilometers) along the Oregon Trail, walking beside the wagons filled with just a handful of only the most treasured possessions because the wagon had to hold 6 months worth of food and provisions?

Bumpy Ride

(Yes, I posted this same shot earlier in the week.)

Calling the Most Courageous


Tough Decisions
(so much had to be left behind)


Sustenance


Oxen-Power
(we were lucky to visit when they had the special exhibit with real live oxen, just like those who would have pulled the wagon; horses were almost never used to pull the wagons.)


The Rest of My Week...

New Favorite
(Asahi Super Dry from Japan)

International Beer Drinking Experiment, Take Two
(Moretti from Italy was pretty yummy!)


Last of Summer


Just Around the Corner

39 comments:

  1. That was an awesome little lesson! My fave pic, though, is that first beer bottle. Great perspective on that one. :D

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  2. I don't think I would have made it as a settler! I am so sad summer is just about gone!

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  3. Great series. Love the tones. And the shot of Asahi Super Dry is very cool!

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  4. These are all so great - cant really choose one!

    Love the cows!

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  5. Awesome winners Maggie :) ♥ the detail in the last 2 :)

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  6. lovely photos. they sure made me appreciate my 'horsepower' and supermarket!

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  7. I love the first beer bottle.
    But my fave is the last one, maggie. Change of season is coming for all of us. We are heading into spring and it's kind of bizarre knowing you are going into autumn.

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  8. I love those shots. I was very interested in the Oregon Trail when I was younger (thanks to that computer game). Also I love the sepia tone and the angle o the first beer bottle.

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  9. I love the two oxes, especially the one giving you " the eye"!
    Unbelievable but oh so true!!!
    Stunning!!!

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  10. What great shots. The beer bottle is my favorite.

    I posted a similar "end of summer". I hate how fast summer went.

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  11. Great pictures. I loved them. Very very interestig that the oxen pulled the carts. It only makes sense. And, I love the way you made the pictures look older. That was cool

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  12. Beautiful photos! Love the photo effects too!~

    Mine is HERE if you have a time! Thanks! Happy WW!

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  13. "Bumpy Ride" and "Tough Decisions" are my favorites. Nice, nice work!

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  14. These are absolutely fantastic!! I love that we learned something here, these are just gorgeous.

    I have my family's piano that traveled cross country in a covered wagon. It is a precious piece of history.

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  15. Hard times ! My uncles family travelled like that from New York to South Dakota !!

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  16. I love the colors in all the pictures- it fit well the the whole "theme". Nice work!

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  17. Those are really neat shots - I would love to see that place!

    Love the beer bottle too.

    (As a side question - have you ever seen the comedian Brian Regan? He does a bit on being in school and not knowing how to turn words plural. In his routine, he tells how his teacher asked him for the plural of Ox, and he says 'Oxen!' That's what I thought of when I saw the picture of the Ox...anyway... :-))

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  18. Wow! That is some awesome editing that you did. Really love the last one.

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  19. Oh I love the sepia tone. I would love to take the time to play around with it, but never seem to find the time. :-( I'm lucky to manage to compress the pics and get them loaded to post.

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  20. For me, summer is gone! School has started and its back to business as usual. I hope you enjoy your last few days. Loved the history lesson.
    Peace,
    Diva

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  21. I saw those first photos and immediatly thought of the 'Oregon Trail' game. ;o)

    I also love the first beer shot. Great perspective!

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  22. I love the color in 'just around the corner' !

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  23. Love the second shot of the beer bottle. I love close-ups!!

    Karen of the MomDot Street Team
    www.MomDot.com

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  24. What fun, awesome shots! They look great.

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  25. Love the conversions you have done on the photos, especially the wagons and stuff.

    Great shots!! :)

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  26. I work at a homestead museum, so I love the wagon pics. Also, just FYI, the St. Louis Arch is about 5-6 hours from Tulsa, OK. Just so you know...

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  27. I love these shots... they have such a warm look to them.

    And Asahi Super Dry? Looks great... will have to look out for it!

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  28. I enjoy looking at the pictures you take. When did you say you got started on the photography thing.. because your darn good!!!

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  29. I love the Oregon Trail shots. I love the old fashioned look to them. And, I am so sad that summer is coming to an end. It went WAAAYYY too fast!

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  30. wow! that's a fitness plan i can admire -- walking thousands of miles!!

    i love the pictures of the beer, er, i mean flowers. and i actually cannot wait until summer is over because i love love love the fall. but i will miss the flowers.

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  31. BTW you commented on the wrong post for Weekly Winners, I don't know what happened but a lot of people all commented on the previous post !For WW I showed the royal palace in Brussels !

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  32. Beautiful! Love the wagon.
    I hope them settlers had good shoes.

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  33. Wow! I love the colors and tones of these pics. I'm jonesing for one of those Asahi Super Dry's now :)

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  34. Great set of shots, I think my favourite is the beer bottle!

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  35. I love this pictures. I think you are missing your calling as a photographer!

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  36. Awwm great photos! I love the old time sepia thing goin on!

    And beer! mmmm... love the Asahi shot!

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