Diane Putnam's photos

Glasses

29 Aug 2015 9 2 80
An old photo of my granddaughter with her new glasses.

Accidental dog: Clyde

30 Apr 2022 16 13 131
He's a big, goofy puppy. Stephanie and Carley were driving down a country road and this big puppy jumped out of the ditch and sat in front of their car. They drove all over to nearby farms and no one claimed him, so Clyde went home with the girls! He is hilarious and obviously is many breeds in one. Those folded up ears make me think of German shepherd puppies. He has thick legs like a mastiff, crashes into furniture, and has a sweet temperament.

Ernie and Reba

30 Apr 2022 9 6 59
Ernie the miniature cattle dog. Reba the smooth coat border collie.

Rubble series: Mulch Mountain

01 Mar 2022 6 4 78
The outer boundary of the city's compost/mulch processing facility. Very old mulch, piled high. Anyone can drive in and load bags with as much as they want. In my (sadly) bygone garden-crazy days, I would have been a regular visitor. There are different grades - coarse wood fiber for ground cover and fine for the compost piles. There are probably some Canada goose nests on the top that we can't see. They are major contributors to the compost! ;-)

“[W]e are not afraid, we are not afraid of anythin…

04 Mar 2022 41 50 172
A small collage is all I have to offer to the people of Ukraine. I have web acquaintances in Russia and they are afraid. Complete lack of informations makes people afraid. They see demonstrators being beaten by police. They are cut off from legitimate news sources, Their own websites, Youtube channels, etc., have been blocked.

NO TO WAR

02 Mar 2022 9 6 73
A petition on Change.org. www.change.org/NetVoyne The two young Russian Youtubers I have followed for three years have gone silent. This petition link was on one's Instagram homepage. Of course, Putin will not be paying attention to any of these things, but it is a way to show solidarity with the over 110million people who have signed - most of them young Russians. If you wish, please sign and leave a comment so that they know you are behind them. It is something to do when we feel helpless. Thank you.

Rubble series: equipment

Bleak entanglement

Rubble series: pipes

Rubble series: platforms and pipes

Mulch-making

01 Mar 2022 4 2 59
This is the city's compost and mulch processing facility. Wood chips from various tree trimming and landscaping projects, including private citizens, are ground into smaller fiber for gardening use. The public can load up on this end-product free of charge. An entertaining side effect, at least for people like me who occasionally drive through the area just for fun, are the many goose nests on top of the soft mounds of mulch They have Lake Ewauna and a small pond on the other side of this property, so it's prime nesting/hatching area for the Canada geese of the town.

Rubble series: digging

Rubble series: compost hill

Geese

01 Mar 2022 1 6 50
This is the on the edge of the city's compost and mulch processing facility. Wood chips from various tree trimming and landscaping projects, including private citizens, are ground into smaller fiber for gardening use. The public can load up on this end-product free of charge. An entertaining side effect, at least for people like me who occasionally drive through the area just for fun, are the many goose nests on top of the soft mounds of mulch They have Lake Ewauna and a small pond on the other side of this property, so it's prime nesting/hatching area for the Canada geese of the town.

Dark

01 Mar 2022 4 4 58
Yesterday, I was feeling despair over the destruction and death in Ukraine. I was on my way home from an appointment when I decided to drive around a bit. This is one of my favorite places, just a compost and mulch processing area owned by the city. As I've been after work hours before, it has always been deserted when I'm there. It seems rather primal to me and I've taken many shots here that are also in my Ipernity gallery (see my Album "Modoc Lumber Co." for less heavy imagery here}. Unlike other times I've come here, there was a lot of activity due to construction. So, I stayed on the road around the periphery and kind of enjoyed the way the "prison fence" matched my mood. Looking up at enormous piles of compost was also interesting. The afternoon was very dark. That also satisfied me. Some shots were edited to lighten and increase color a little, but this one really represents how I was feeling.

"We fear no one"

28 Feb 2022 31 19 91
Photo: Reuters tinyurl.com/553dbb2f My heart is with the Ukrainian people as they struggle against evil.

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