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Everyday Ramblings

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5 hours ago

A Map of My Heart

Talk about your stairway to heaven… We have a tram line that runs from the medical clinics in the flatland at the riverfront to the hospitals up on the “hill”, (which is technically a small moun...


6 days ago

Accountability

I learned something about myself this week. There was evidence back in my past that this was true but now I have proof. When I tell someone, I am going to do something I do it. Even if that s...


May 11, 2024

Needing to Talk

My favorite azalea color, taken yesterday. I got another picture this morning in the dawn light with the big pink rhododendron behind it on my way back from the garden. My world is full of col...


May 04, 2024

Time to Get to It

It is raining, but even wet, the early clematis is beautiful. Walt wanted a poem for the current issue of peace, love, happiness & understanding. I have been thinking a lot about what it ...


April 27, 2024

Transfiguration? Unlikely

Yeah, well it seems apparent that it is Wisteria on the flower clock. This from my walk with Mrs. Sherlock this morning. I don’t seem to be able to stop yawning. It is one of those afternoons....


April 20, 2024

But Otherwise

California poppies about to bloom from this morning. The light here lately has been marvelous. Disconcerting as not having any rain this last week has been, the light on the full transformatio...


April 13, 2024

Sounds Like a Plan

I turned in the big budget project I have been working on and stressing over since the middle of December, midweek. I learned so much on many levels doing this. You can’t say I haven’t challen...


April 09, 2024

Checking In

From today, rhododendrons on the flower clock. I am in this liminal space where I am okay, and I am not okay. At least I don’t have Covid, I do know that. Why my wrists and ankles ache is a m...


April 06, 2024

Things in Common

A neighboring garden plot. Ready to go. I was thrilled when I went down Monday and saw that the columbines are beginning to bud. They made it through the ice storm. It looks like the dianthus ...


March 31, 2024

Getting There

Happy Easter. This is from yesterday. And yes, in the middle of that yard is a giant edible chocolate bunny. A person can do this, if so inclined, when it is not raining. And it is not raining...


I have been taking pictures long enough now when out and about that I can type in a date in Google Photos and get thumbnails of all the pictures I uploaded on that date. This is how I keep tab...


March 20, 2024

Slightly Blue Reflections

The Equinox. Yay. My own personal celebration when the light is balanced and perfect… if there is light. There has been but today the unusual sunny patch that brought a number of trees into b...


March 15, 2024

Better

I know this photo is a bit of a mess, but I like it. I have been keeping my eyes on these starburst-like daffodils the last week and it was finally warm enough and dry enough to take a decent ...


March 12, 2024

Still Learning to Let Go

From a walk yesterday morning. We had a break in the rain, and I needed to get out. The buildings looming up above are part of the institution for which I used to work, and now receive my medi...


Apparently, the longshoremen here on the West Coast used to get a case of whisky for each big job as part of their compensation. One of the guys in our group’s father was the attorney for thei...


March 02, 2024

Rich, On All the Levels

This is a picture from a few years back but taken on March 1st in my neighborhood. It is, other than my apartment, my favorite nearby place because when you come over the rise Mt. Hood, (if it...


February 24, 2024

Mercy in the Mundane

Noticing a theme here? Me, in search of color out in my world. I have been a fan of these particular crocuses for a number of seasons. They are a bit late this year and then, poof, they came u...


February 17, 2024

Not Nothing

…And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We’re captive on the carousel of time We can’t return we can only look Behind from where we came And go round and...


February 11, 2024

Unexpectedly, In Passing

It feels like flower photography season has started here. This is from yesterday. I got shots of snowdrops and those small deep blue iris in a clump as well as a nice shot of the mountain with...


February 07, 2024

Not Caring Quite As Much

My lodestar crocus, my groundhog. Year after year I look for these to give me a read of where we are with the season of regeneration and growth. When I see them, I know a universe of leaves ar...


February 03, 2024

Love and Sadness

Morning, a few days ago. The perspective one sees Mt. Hood through based on the weather is endlessly fascinating to me but here I was plain old happy to see the mountain at all. There is this ...


January 27, 2024

Texture and Color

I just took a little journey through all the photos I have shared here since 2019 and I started using SmugMug to host. I wanted to check and make sure I hadn’t shared this early camelia before...


I did take a couple of photos today but didn’t think you would be interested in crocus shoots just coming through the moss or a big pile of vegetable matter piled on a raised bed in a garden I...


January 20, 2024

The Good Things Too

Not my usual pretty flower picture. This is the view outside my kitchen window this morning, day eight of our “weather event”. My goal here is to focus on the positive. Just think, with no on...


January 17, 2024

Rebound? Soon I Hope

It is like a badly maintained ice rink out there even though it has been above freezing since this morning. One can’t drive on it even with chains and four-wheel drive. It is very quiet. I wen...


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