Oct 24, 2008

Flight at Sunset

I must apologize for my lack of commenting and not posting every day recently. Those of you who keep track of that sort of thing may know that the Feds doubled the amount of funding going to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program this year. This is a very good thing because with the high price of gas, groceries and medicine, many low-income families have trouble paying their heat bills in the winter.

This is one of the programs I run for Douglas County, Oregon. What this means for us is that we have approximately $1.2 million dollars to spend, $300 at a time, making payments to utility companies on behalf of these low-income families. But what this also means is that, for right now, between this program and another big project at work, I'm working 10-12 hour days and then coming home and working on yet another project! Whew!

Some of it will end soon and I'll be back to normal. :)



Flight at Sunset
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19 comments:

  1. That is such an amazing shot! One of the best photos I've seen here. Beautiful!

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  2. Super cool shot... It's amazing what some people do for fun...

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  3. Great photo! Sun setting and Man soaring, kinda...

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  4. After your work I hope you find a picture like this uplifting...
    It certainly lifts my spirits to look at it.

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  5. Faye, what an exciting time for you! It must be a very special feeling to effect so many in need in a positive way! Bravo for you!

    And Bravo on this shot! WOW!!
    Great work!!

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  6. That looks like a wonderful way to see a glorious sunset.
    A very commendable project to be working on. Just don't work too hard, blog when you can. Its very understandable.

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  7. That is a super awesome picture. The colour is excellent and the paraglider stands out great. Very well done.

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  8. breathtaking is the only way to describe this photo!!

    Congrats on the extra funding, try to find a bit of time for yourself each day :)

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  9. What light! What color! What a great job you did in capturing this stunning scene. Well done!

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  10. Faye: What a really neat photo with the parasail floating buy a wonderful sunset. That shot is a syunner for a neat SWF.

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  11. Absolutely fantastic! Mind browning!

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  12. Beautiful photo and I love the orange colors.

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  13. It's a remarkable skywatch photo. Of those I've seen before there seems to be a preponderance of blue skys and white clouds, but this vividly orange sky with the silhouette is different!

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  14. Take care of yourself faye.....hope your workload reduces soon ........It's a beautiful image...the glorious orange of the setting sun in the backdrop makes it precious.....

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  15. WOW! Just amazing photo!
    Have a nice week ahead.

    PS: I will wait for you on Ecological Day, next 2th November!

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  16. Lovely sunset, like a Turner paining, but that flight at last light takes more nerve than I can muster.

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  17. What a beautiful shot!!! Sounds like you are really working a lot, and ...well ....you need to take some time off and go skydiving or something.

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