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There were no cancer cells in Diego’s biopsy. He does have something unusual going on in his pancreas and has thickening and inflammation in his intestines so the diagnosis for now is chronic Ir...


October 12, 2020

Angle of Inclination

Still waiting to hear about Diego’s test. He had a hard day on Saturday but has been pretty happy since then. I have lived with sick cats before, but this is different, this chronic intermittent...


This unusual dahlia is blooming down in the closest community garden, the one I thought I was going to get a plot in. Maybe next year. Like some years are good iris years, this is a good year fo...


October 05, 2020

There is Work to be Done

Yesterday I led Charity and Mrs. Sherlock on a walk to many of my favorite places in the neighborhood up behind where we live. I showed them the mystery house and the house with the tower and th...


September 29, 2020

Oohing and Aahing

The arbutus is fruiting. Now that I have identified them, I am finding them all over the place. This is the biggest oldest one I have seen here so far. When we walked on Sunday Charity wanted to...


September 26, 2020

Keep Sane?

This is a vine crawling over the fence surrounding one of the local community gardens this morning. The blue plums are ripening and the jujube fruit across the street. I haven’t seen any figs bu...


Because of the fires and smoke and not getting out as much lately, I am not taking as many photos as usual. I took this Monday on my way to the grocery. I enjoyed the walk, I enjoyed shopping on...


September 19, 2020

We’re Clear!

There is this cool map on this website called Purple Air that maps the air quality all over the world based on registered gauges spread around the globe. When you bring it up it shows air qualit...


September 17, 2020

Not Here, Not Now

In the last 7 days I have been outside my place for maybe a grand total of 45 minutes. 15 of those were yesterday when I ran into Charity as I was taking out my garbage. I am proud of her; she w...


September 13, 2020

Gratitude and Tragedy

As I mentioned on Facebook, here we are at the end of the world as we have known it. Looking out at heavy toxic air. The fires slowly move closer. Everybody here I know, knows someone who has be...


A group of volunteers from our Parks Department came out on Saturday and roped these cool tree identification signs to a variety of trees over in our local park. I admit I had never heard of an ...


September 08, 2020

A Civic Sliver of Hope

Yesterday morning about 8:30AM, Labor Day here. Yes, the sky is beautiful, and the trees are turning but what this picture is all about is to the left in the parking lot is the secure ballot dro...


September 06, 2020

Abounding Gratitude

Most Honorable took this shot yesterday with the big SLR and his favorite new(ish) lens. I got a tighter shot of the door. This is the house we were looking for on the street that no longer exit...


September 04, 2020

All the World’s a Stage

It is clear I have a thing about homes with towers. Maybe 15 years ago I used to take this bus once a week to a part of town I was unfamiliar with to see a Zen teacher therapist and I would go b...


The Crepe Myrtles are blooming. I like the lightness, the delicacy, the light here. After a run of good days, Diego and his sensitive system is having a challenging morning. Another day I am ...


A porch on a house in the neighborhood where the occupant doesn’t get out much taken this morning. Here is what I just sent to my Senator and Congressman in Washington. Thank you and your staff...


August 28, 2020

Research Assistants!

Just in case there was any confusion about it being the end of summer here… Here is a brief description of what I have found out so far about the beautiful historic mystery house at the end of a...


August 26, 2020

Working On It

On Sunday Mrs. Sherlock was still feeling a bit fragile and so I walked by myself. (She did stop over briefly with Frieda later to drop off the tomatoes she had picked up for me on one of her bi...


The larger community garden this morning. Mrs. Sherlock rescheduled our planned morning walk to tomorrow because her lower back was talking to her after (perhaps excessive) bike riding and gard...


August 19, 2020

Near Miss, and A Ways To Go

Here we are turning towards fall. In a few weeks there will be the whole array of fall shots but for now we are in the last dry dry days of summer. For next week’s photo in the Sierra Club Enga...


August 15, 2020

Incremental Adaptation

On Thursday I went out for a walk around the neighborhood with a cloth mask on by myself to get some exercise of course, but mostly to take some pictures so I would have something new to use in ...


August 10, 2020

The Circle Draws Near

This fuchsia is in Mrs. Sherlock’s wild and wonderful garden. I finally made it over there yesterday and we had a lovely lunch and chat about history, poetry and current affairs. Mr. Sherlock is...


August 05, 2020

Not Not Depressed

This is all about the light and the fact that the sunflower in the pandemic overgrown garden at the natural medicine school is the first I have seen this season. The local pumpkins are getting b...


Even in the middle of a pandemic and an unfolding and ever-present constitutional crisis there is still beauty in our world. Mt. Hood from “the hill” behind my place about an hour after sunrise ...


Aster, Cocklebur, Plantain, Goosefoot, Lamb’s Quarters, Pigweed, Amaranth, Saltbush, Russian Thistle… These are all the weeds in local concentration out there. I had an intense allergic response...


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