A family watches the total solar eclipse at Solarfest in Madras, Ore., on Monday Aug. 21, 2017. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Two women who have been friends for 50 years laugh together on a hot afternoon in their shop in Hsipaw, Burma, June, 2015.
A woman dances during a ceremony at the Indigenous Womxn's March in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The march honored DAPL Protester Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner accused of shooting at law enforcement during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Fallis’ trial was scheduled to begin Jan. 29, 2018.
Students march for action against climate change in Northwest Portland on Friday, March 15, 2019. An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 Portland students took the day off to join the Global Climate Strike.
Artists from Troupe Flambeau work to complete papier-mache masks and costumes for the upcoming Kanaval (Creole for Mardi Gras) parade in Jacmel, Haiti, Feb. 13, 2018.
Haitian youth learn how to use point-and-shoot digital cameras during Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto 10-day photojournalism camp run by nonprofit Zanmi Lakay in Jacmel, Haiti, July 2012.
Second-grader Saskia blows a kiss at Peninsula School on Friday night, April 26, 2019. Dozens of students stopped by the photo booth to put on costumes and have their portrait taken during a Dia de los Ninos open house.
Paul Knauls Sr., also well known as the honorary Mayor of Northeast Portland, greets friends and neighbors at his 88th birthday party at Geneva’s Shear Perfection Barber and Beauty Salon in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. A community activist and successful businessman, Knauls bought his first nightclub, The Cotton Club, when he moved to Portland in the early 1960’s; he’s been an important figure in the city ever since.
Don Juan Olguin grills chicken at Don Juan Corner Cafe – the restaurant he and his son Juan Jr. Olguin own and operate together – in Vancouver on Saturday afternoon, March 16, 2019. Olguin starts preparing the weekend specials like pollo asado al carbón at 1 a.m.
Members of the US Air Force Honor Guard march in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade in Northeast Portland on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Cora Holtman, 7, of Washougal, laughs with her mom Stephanie during the Easter bonnet competition at the 28th Annual Easter Day Egg Hunt at Crown Park in Camas, Wash. on Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2019.
A woman walks away from the Willamette River after performing a water ceremony during the Indigenous Womxn's March in Portland, Ore., on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Members of Columbia River High School Marching Band perform during the Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade in Northeast Portland on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Laundry hangs along Rue Du Commerce in Jacmel, Haiti, on Feb. 4, 2018. Without washing machines, washing clothes by hand at the river or at home is a regular chore for many Haitian women and girls.
Megan Anderson (center) and Linden Clark (right) prepare backstage for a night of burlesque-themed acts at the East Portland Eagle Lodge in Portland, Ore., on April 28, 2018. The event is an annual Spring Fling fundraiser for the local roller derby team, Break Neck Betties.
A firefighter from Station 9 looks at grave stones in the firefighters’ section of Lone Fir Cemetery on Memorial Day in Portland, Ore., May 28, 2018. This treasured cemetery in the heart of the city pre-dates Oregon statehood, and is home to a wealth of local history, lore and more than 700 trees.
Ester McGinnis wears a red poppy lapel, with notes attached honoring each veteran in her family, while visiting Lone Fir Cemetery with a friend on Memorial Day in Portland, Ore., May 28, 2018.
J.B. McNabb Middle School students Kaylee Wilson, Hanna Chase dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Aulara Gullet and Kyera Wright formed a circle in Adam Allison’s drama class and took turns talking about the inspiration behind their Halloween costumes on Oct. 26, 2018, in Mt. Sterling, Ky.
Luke Brewer of the Camas Papermakers cheers on his teammates from the dugout during a game against the Issaquah Eagles at Propstra Stadium on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2019.
Smelter Skelter (center) and Break Neck Betties teammates block players from opposing team Guns N Rollers at Oaks Park in Portland, Ore., May 13, 2017. Guns N Rollers defeated the Break Neck Betties 226-222.
Team Star Wars lingers in the water during the Polar Plunge at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 2012. At this annual event, costumed teams jump into the chilly bay water to raise money for the Special Olympics of Northern California.
At 85, Carl Hees is spry, full of energy, enthusiasm, and personality. With a big grin, and a need to stay busy, he is known for saying things like "Let's get 'er done, baby." or "Like Willie Nelson, I'm ready to hit the road."
Carl and his wife Ruth just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Carl usually wakes up at 2 a.m. and says morning is his favorite time of the day. Ruth isn't able to cook much anymore because she has Alzheimer's. But at 5 a.m. each morning, she toasts a single Eggo waffle with butter and honey for Carl and for herself.
Carl is away from home much of the day, farming with his son, running errands, and as an active member of The Order of the Eastern Star. He leaves his phone number on the kitchen counter for Ruth who stays at home.
Carl (left), between the tomato plants with great-grandson Mason, 1, and son Mike (right) on Mike's 350-acre farm in Barnett, Mo., Sept. 25, 2017. Some days Carl and his son Mike drive Mason to daycare in what they refer to as "The Grandpa Express."
"Double shovel, baby," Carl laughs as he grabs shovels for himself and son Mike. After retiring from the service station business in 1995 Carl began working on his son's 350-acre farm in Barnett, Mo. The two of them tend the farm together daily without any outside assistance.
Carl hitches a ride as Mike drives the tractor to the grain silo they are cleaning out for the corn harvest.
In preparation for the corn harvest, Carl climbs into the grain silo to sweep out the last of the wheat.
To keep the bugs away while in storage, Carl adds insecticide to the corn as it comes out of the gravity flow and feeds into the grain silo.
Carl takes a break to clean his face after a dusty day of harvesting corn.
Carl hugs granddaughter Andrea on his 85th Birthday. He doesn't like to make a fuss, but agreed to let the family bring cake and ice cream to his house for an intimate celebration.
Around 9 p.m. Ruth tucks Carl into bed before getting into her bed and turning out the light.