the ocean and sand
a thresher shark that recently washed up on shore
scary eyes and teeth
Every evening during the month of September hundreds of Portlanders gather on the slopes and fields of Chapman Elementary School to watch the Vaux Swifts fly in circles around the sky before funneling into the school’s chimney to roost for the night. They spend only a brief amount of time in Portland before continuing their migration south towards Central America, but we all gather to watch the show!
the sideshow – before the swifts start to do their stuff the kids take an opportunity to do some summer sledding. and yes, that is a man dressed as a banana. don’t ask – i don’t know.
kaitlyn, amy, joel and andrew at joshua tree in davis square (amy & chris and lynn & lance joined us later)
kaitlyn and amy at fenway
kaitlyn, holly and amy watching the game
amy, holly, chris and kaitlyn
news stand outside fenway in kenmore square – go sox!
amy, kaitlyn and andrew in the public gardens
…admittedly heavy on images of Rafael Nadal.
chatting with Uncle Toni
getting ready to hit
laughing with his manager Carlos Costa
having issues with his shoes
and discussing the issues with his Nike rep
Rafa’s team including the dreamy Carlos Costa
Fernando Verdasco (who warmed up with his cousin Marcos, who is on the University of Oregon tennis team)
the Williams sisters
fans trying to get a glimpse of Roger
from anywhere they can!