Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Exiting Gracefully

This has been coming for a while, and the time is now. I started this particular blog just over a year ago one morning. Visiting and enjoying various City Daily Photo members, I decided that since I was driving the length of the Yakima Valley several times a week, and finding interesting views in Yakima itself and the communities I traveled through would be fun, I would join the City Daily Photo community.
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Later that same day I learned that my position had been eliminated in budget cuts. My regular travels back and forth were also thus eliminated. But we are always out and about, so I continued.
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Keeping the spirit of the project has become more and more of a struggle, though, so I hope my few followers will understand that this will be my closing entry for Yakima Valley Daily Photo. Please visit me at Katney's Kaboodle where, among other things, I will continue with Yakima Valley photos by joining the My World Tuesday meme, and my photos only blog 365 No themes No Memes in which I post whatever strikes me as interesting for the day in large format.
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If you are a Yakima Valley blogger interested in taking over the Yakima Valley Daily Photo blog, please contact me through my profile and we can discuss it.
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Bye for now--see you in the blogosphere.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Yakima Valley's Pelicans


I can't believe I forgot to show you Yakima Valley's White Pelicans on this blog. They make the Yakima River their home from about march to September or October.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Traders at Ft. Simcoe


This mural depicts traders arriving at F.t Simcoe. Watch tomorrow to compare the blockhouse with the real thing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Smoking Salmon

This mural depicts the traditional fishing and smoking of salmon by the Yakama people.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Four chiefs of the Yakama


This mural is just to the left of the classic Pepsi lady.
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Note on the Pepsi ad mural--identified by a commenter as a Gibson girl. The "Gibson Girls"! I should have realized. Charles Dana Gibson, the artist who painted the original Gibson Girls, was a distant cousin.