Thursday 25 February 2021
Dry Fountain, As A Found Water Thing, Eugene, Oregon

A blue fiberglass fountain had run dry and was turned off. A few pine needles lay atop a thin layer of dry dirt. Long shadows darkened the fountain as the sun set earlier in September.
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Wednesday 24 February 2021
Mobile Phone Screen, As A Part Of A Mobile Phone, Eugene, Oregon

An iPhone brand of mobile phone lay atop a table. The screen's background was an image of Westley and Oliver. Icons for apps were displayed along the top and bottom of the screen.
Related stories: Police Shells Telephone Phonebooth iPhone & iPod Cases

Tuesday 23 February 2021
Organic, Food And Packaging, Eugene, Oregon

A non-recyclable plastic-paper package contained, and was labeled, "USDA Organic, Fresh Gourmet, Organic Croutons, sea salt."
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Monday 22 February 2021
Oliver In 2020, Oliver "Duck" Williams, A Young Person Whose Name Began With The Letter O, Eugene, Oregon

Oliver stopped and posed for the camera. He didn't smile, instead he stared directly into the lens as if daring the lens to move closer.
Related stories: Oliver In 2018 Oliver In 2019

Sunday 21 February 2021
Hulu, As Video On Demand, As A Form Of Moving Image, Eugene, Oregon

A Roku had been tuned to the Hulu service. During a pause in viewing, the Hulu logo became a screen saver by displaying its text to random locations on the screen.
Related stories: Video On Demand

Saturday 20 February 2021
Grapes, Over A Raised Garden, As A Collection Of Plants, Eugene, Oregon

A lavish grape plant grew atop one section of raised vegetable garden sections. Clusters of grapes could be seen ripening below the leaves. Most of those clusters were eaten by squirrels before we could pick and eat them ourselves.
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Friday 19 February 2021
Leaf Compost, As Plants Found In Nature, Eugene, Oregon

A 3 foot cube was created from 2x4 ceder lumber wrapped in chicken wire. Leafs from last autumn were piled into this bin. Over the next two years these leafs should compost into a usable plant food.
Related stories: Tree Leafs

Thursday 18 February 2021
Crocus, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon

A cluster of yellow crocus flowers bloomed on the neighbor's side of the garden along side the driveway. Another purple crocus flower bloomed in the backyard garden. The first crocus leaves began poking their leaves above the dirt in the backyard garden. A purple crocus flower had been beaten down by a fierce rain the night before. The first of the yellow crocus flowers was just beginning to bloom in the backyard garden. A cluster of crocus leaves began to poke their leaves above the ground in the backyard garden. The first of many purple crocus flowers bloomed in the backyard garden.
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Wednesday 17 February 2021
Toy Tractor, As A Form Of Motor Vehicle, Eugene, Oregon

A toy tractor traveled over the back patio on its way to grass. This toy tractor was a kids toy. A kid who enjoyed running it over grass and on the border of raised stone planters.
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Tuesday 16 February 2021
Throw Pillow, As A Decor Accent, Eugene, Oregon

A small bird-themed throw pillow sat in a wooden bowl. It featured birds on twigs and had a plaid border. An old throw pillow rested on the sofa. Its inside was so old the throw pillow could hardly retain its shape. A small pillow rested in a ceramic bowl. That pillow had the words, "Blessing, Bounty, Family" and "Freedom" printed on it. A large bird-themed throw pillow rested atop a hassock. Just like the smaller version, it featured birds perched on twigs. Instead of plaid, this pillow was bordered with a braid. A animal themed throw pillow had been tossed on the floor. It featured silhouettes of Moose, Elk, Bear, and trees.
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Monday 15 February 2021
Juggling Balls, As A Type Of Sphere, Eugene, Oregon

An assortment of juggling balls rested on a shelf. On top were two yellow juggling balls, and one orange Lacrosse ball. A multicolored juggling ball was in the lower left of the image. Three larger glow-in-the-dark juggling balls formed the base of the stack.
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Sunday 14 February 2021
Garden Devices, Squirrel Repellent, Eugene, Oregon

A device, that when attached to a garden hose, could be used to repel squirrels. A motion detector below the sprinkler head would turn the sprinkler briefly on whenever a squirrel appeared to chomp on the bean buds. The sprinkler also became a plaything enjoyed by children.
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Saturday 13 February 2021
Out Of Focus Plants, Which Includes Flowers, Roots, Trees, Bushes, and Moss, Eugene, Oregon

A tree was photographed through a window with a screen covering the window. The shot was out of focus and the camera moved during the shot, thereby creating this lovely abstract image.
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Friday 12 February 2021
Puzzle, As A Form Of Game, As A Human Activity, Eugene, Oregon

An incomplete puzzle was being assembled on a drafting table in the living room. It appeared to be an assortment of gem-like minerals against a white background.
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Thursday 11 February 2021
White Hellebore, As A Flowering Plant, Front Yard, Eugene, Oregon

Hellebores do not bloom in the first year. This white hellebore developed it first bloom this year, although it was planted two years ago. The white hellebore leaves grew close to the ground. The leaves were thick and tough and felt like plastic. The first flower to bloom on this hellebore plant was this white flower. It was a small flower roughly 3 centimeters across (a little larger than 1 US inch).
Related stories: Red Helebore

Wednesday 10 February 2021
Rose Bushes, As A Flowering Plant, Back Yard, Eugene, Oregon

Pink roses bloomed on a rose bush nestled against the house in the back yard (at the left edge of this photo). Two leaves on the tulip tree had just turned yellow, indicating the onset of autumn and a backyard about to be filled with leaves. Westley (right) and Oliver (left) posed in the back yard near one of the two rose bushes against the house. This other rose bush had dark pink roses. On the ground behind them was a bag of hemlock bark mulch.
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