My quest for stranger opportunities led me to Mingus Park today, a very nice community park in the city of Coos Bay. I found a wonderful shaded area with a small stand of bamboo that was beautifully backlit. This is part of Choshi Gardens, an oriental garden created in honor of Coos Bay’s sister city Choshi in Japan. My heart was set on this location but for a long time nobody suitable came along. My choices were limited since I had Blanca with me and almost every person was walking a dog of their own. I was about to give up when Tim and Marlene came along and cheerfully agreed to participate. I have to apologize to Tim for blinding him with the reflector right off the bat! I hadn’t noticed he was looking right at it. This time I used the white side of the reflector. Tim is originally from Idaho and came to Coos Bay for work reasons.
Thank you very much for participating, Tim! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can email you a couple of pictures.