The Persona Behind The Lens, With A Glimpse Into Our World.
Photographer: Anita Cross
Photographer Anita Cross & husband "Llama"
Amusing stories of travels throughout Oregon's beautiful–and sometimes not-so-accessible–scenic areas, from the perspective of a not-so-athletic photographer.
"You learn to see by practice. It's just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it"

~Galen Rowell

Monday, March 15, 2004

Where does the time go?

It seems like only yesterday I was writing about Moonfalls and Spirit Falls, yet I look at the date and realize it has been 4 months since my last entry. I still need to tell you about the hike up Parker Falls Trail…

I had no idea when I started this blog, I would be so busy!

After 2 and a half years of dedication (read that as lots of unpaid overtime!) to the ISP I was working for, they laid me off. Suddenly, I had all this time on my hands. True, I needed to look for a new job, but with the highest unemployment rate in the country right here in Oregon, I didn’t expect to find anything any time soon. I certainly didn’t expect what did happen.

I’m now self-employed! It all just sort of fell into my lap.

Now, with several clients, I am working longer hours than ever before. I’m not making nearly as much money, but I am enjoying it much more.

Over the years, I read everything I could find about marketing a website. I learned what to do, and what not to do, and applied much of it to this site, as time allowed. While working for the ISP, I added Internet Marketing to their list of services. Now I’m doing Internet Marketing for my own clients, along with some site design and site maintenance. Oh yeah, and After Hours Tech Support for the ISP as an independent contractor!

I have a new domain for the new direction my little company is going,, though I haven’t had the time to design the site.

But it hasn’t been all work and no play. Llama and I went back to Moonfalls and Spirit Falls a couple of weekends ago, with both falls now having so much more water than last October. We took another photographer with us this past Saturday and went up to Kentucky Falls in the Siuslaw National Forest. (It’s always interesting to compare photos. She likes to photograph small things close up, and I like the wide sweeping vistas. Often times, you can’t tell from the pictures that we were at the same place at the same time!)

I haven’t forgotten about Parker Falls Trail. I will write about it soon, and have some new pictures as well. I promise.

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