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This is one of the beautiful trees outside our Central Library yesterday morning. I was walking back from yet another visit to our local scenic Social Security office. If I don’t get my determ...


This is from yesterday morning’s group hike. Because it drizzled on and off we had 18 hardy souls this week, about half of us were different from last week. Mrs. Sherlock was tired so we baile...


This is from the Portland State campus on Sunday. Right across from here up against another building is a whole row of large beautiful arbutus shrubs. The way the leaves and the light and the ...


This shot is from the park in the next block up yesterday afternoon. I walked through and said hello to the trees thinking that many of them are more than 100 years old and were here for the f...


This long skinny shot is the horse chestnut about three blocks away, yesterday afternoon. There is a City Council hearing early next month to renew our “Big Tree Amendment”, which protects ou...


Out this morning on an errand, this is the area that used to be the pool at the YMCA across the street but was back filled by Under Armor and is now their Portland headquarters. It was miasmic...


This mix of oak and maple leaves is over by the community garden yesterday where I will have my little raised bed next year. It is dry and cold and the leaves are almost all off the trees by n...


Whoa baby, I was a nervous wreck yesterday morning. I had left all my computer equipment from work set-up except the phone (I unplugged that after the last day I worked) so that I could check ...


Wow, winter is moving in fast this year. At this rate there won’t be any leaves left by Thanksgiving with the big winds. I took this a bit earlier today when I walked down to get my new glasse...


October 28, 2019

A Bit of A Lark in Everyday Ramblings

This was Cape Kiwanda on out first day at the beach. In October, in particular, it is rare to be able to go out walking in the afternoon on the day we get there but Thursday was gorgeous. All ...


This is the heritage shagbark hickory a few days ago in the park next to my place. It has been raining and gloomy since but we should have some clearing in the next few days. As you might ima...


October 20, 2019

The Body Knows in Everyday Ramblings

The city of Portland is in a valley and as you can imagine our weather is influenced by that. After a morning of light rain and moderate winds the clouds all moved back to the edge of said val...


October 18, 2019

She Is A Beauty in Everyday Ramblings

I’ve used this photo I took at the arboretum last weekend in my yoga communications this week and I love it. There is something about the sweep of the sky and the land sloping away, the colors,...


On Thursday I was wandering around downtown burning a little time before an appointment for a haircut and I saw this tree against this building. The three pictures I took don’t do justice to wh...


I don’t know…I’ll be gone a long long time… Wow the Rolling Stones were young in 1965. This is the song going through my mind this week. We just finished month end close and if things go accor...


Mr. Finch used to grouse at me about my lack of strategy and unsystematic under-analyzed posting times when we were both back on Open Diary. He would have never been able to keep up with what i...


This is one of the few giant trees around here that still has its own lot. When I get some time I will look into what was surrounding it before. It was clearly right on the interurban railroad ...


September 26, 2019

Getting Through It in Everyday Ramblings

We came upon this beautiful tree last weekend walking a multiuse path through an upscale neighborhood south of here that Mrs. Sherlock had explored on one of her recent group bike rides. It fol...


September 18, 2019

Photos? Seriously? in Everyday Ramblings

Here is Diego looking very serious relaxing on top of the microwave. He continues to randomly throw up. Yesterday it was on my Sierra Club Engagement calendar. I need to organize a vet trip at ...


Yesterday I got to pick where we hiked and I wanted to go visit this large rowdy community garden I pass on the bus all the time but have never been to before. There is a hike in our hill walk...


September 13, 2019

That Much Better in Everyday Ramblings

If you have read “The Overstory”, which I am still under the influence of, this picture I took last weekend on the misty trail will make sense to you on an intuitive level. It hazed up yesterd...


When I was a kid the first time I ever remember being alone was when I was walking to school. My brother and I were on a different schedule as he is 18 months older. I walked alone starting in ...


Holding onto Frida’s leash while gazing I tried to take a quick shot of this lovely leaded glass feature in the top of the gate to the back garden of a yard in north Portland. You can barely se...


This is one of the older trees in the park up on the next block. My guess is that it was there when the wrought iron baron’s mansion was there. The mansion that was briefly turned into the count...


I took this (not the best) shot Monday night on my way to class. It is of one of our bubbler water fountains. When I came upon it, there were actually three crows but one flew away at my stealth...


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