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Yesterday I went out and took proper pictures of “Grandfather Hickory” as the teachers at the fancy alternative private school call the heritage tree in the park in the next block. I was able to...


This was a front garden on our walk on Saturday morning. Gladiolas are so fleeting in their beauty and these were perfect. It is gray and windy here today and we may get a little rain later but...


Yesterday, this gorgeous vista is within walking distance from my place. We have explored the trails up above here, and further south but this is in between. Mrs. Sherlock had been down here on ...


Sorry, this isn’t my usual pretty picture but there is a kind of local hope and sadness built into it. I took it Wednesday midday when I was waiting for the bus so I could come home with my groc...


Yesterday was quiet. After inviting me over for lunch and a walk yesterday Mrs. Sherlock woke up too tired for any of it. I had already indicated just a walk was fine and I am glad I did because...


July 06, 2019

Changes...

This shot is from our beautiful Japanese Garden in July 2005. The Portland skyline has changed some since then and will be changing again as they are building a 35 story fancy hotel downtown in ...


Hydrangeas are the symbol that signifies the Fourth of July for me, this odd holiday that is not my favorite. But I can think about honoring the memory of my mother who was born a whopping 105 y...


June 29, 2019

Good to Know

Mrs. Sherlock is off today on what they call a “Hike and Dine”. This is where the Trails Club folks carpool up to Mt. Hood, park at the lodge or somewhere in a ski lot and hike together for abou...


June 27, 2019

Vexed and Grateful

It isn’t just San Francisco that has a row of pretty Victorians. Wow, our legislature is making national news because our Republican Senators left the state rather than vote against a Climate or...


June 21, 2019

Interesting...

Another picture from the archive. Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes. I now have my Medicare card tucked into my wallet and will put a list of my medications on the fridge with all my em...


I did take this photo. Just not recently. It is from July 2005. Most Honorable and I were on a photo adventure that summer and this shot is from a hike at the Oregon Coast. I had purchased a cam...


Not only is it Father’s Day but it is also the day of the Pride Parade here. Our downtown area is hopping and although it was cloudy and cool earlier it is lovely out now. I hope everyone has a ...


I love delphiniums and look forward to seeing them bloom each year. They aren’t as popular in gardens where I live now, as they were where I lived before so I feel like each year I need to go lo...


June 12, 2019

What Happened?

Whoa, it is hot here. Like the weather everywhere else this is unusual. I don’t know why we are surprised; climate change is unfolding in real time and affecting us all. This intense heat is on...


So five years ago for my 60th birthday Kes and Most Honorable and I went to Central Oregon to the Metolius River. (Kes was just there a few weeks back with a couple of friends.) Ours was a lovel...


Even though I have been out and about I haven’t taken many pictures lately. I walked over 8 miles all told yesterday with the appointment with the cardiologist and teaching after work. There ar...


June 01, 2019

A Dog's Life

This morning. Will you look at that blue blue sky? Mrs. Sherlock is back and we wanted to not do anything too taxing but not too easy either. We took Frida out to the most fancy dog run in the a...


Walking home from class Wednesday I came upon this tree in bloom on the PSU campus. It was a bit windy and I was happy when the picture wasn’t a complete blur. I was anxious about my meeting wi...


May 29, 2019

Walking (Being Walked)

In the neighborhood we go walking in for our “easy walks” there is a big house converted into a community center that has this lovely back garden and a path one can walk through. Mrs. Sherlock t...


The gnarly old locust trees along the big street near here are just past their prime blooming time and the rainsqualls this afternoon brought a lot of the blossoms down. It seems like we are ba...


May 22, 2019

Hold That Thought

I took this yoga teacher training on Sunday that was supposed to be about “Teaching From the Heart” and one of the exercises we had to do was put our shoes on and go out and wander around the ne...


We decided to take an easy walk this morning. Mrs. Sherlock had a birthday party to go to and is getting ready for her Grand Canyon rafting extravaganza. I had done my leg presses and treadmill ...


So far I guess I am allowed to have a welcome mat out in the hall. This one makes me smile every time I see it plus it helps get pollen off my shoes before I come in. Sort of the opposite of a ...


This is the lilac garden a few days ago back when we were having our brief warm dry sandal-wearing interlude. Now we are into a period of much needed rain and cooler temperatures. For those with...


I think these are a version of a native wild iris. They are beautiful and I’m sad I was not able to get a better picture but you get the general idea. I love the muted and complimentary colors. ...


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