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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...


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. ...


Mrs. Sherlock had a tooth out yesterday and her dental team told her to take it easy so we did a two-mile stroll with Frida in a flat neighborhood across the river and marveled at all the amazin...


It is peak iris time out there in my world but I am having trouble getting shots that meet my high standards after all these years of taking pictures of them and I thought instead I’d share the ...


April 25, 2019

Quandaries in Everyday Ramblings

Iris! Exciting. These from yesterday evening are a bit battered and in an unkempt bed (kind of how I feel, which is why I chose this picture). Everything that can bloom is blooming and as much ...


On a reconnaissance mission yesterday morning over in my old neighborhood for a future Trails Club hike we wended our way through so many gorgeous front gardens. It was such a delight and I thou...


The pear trees out back started blooming sometime yesterday. It is cloudy and there is a lot of glare here but you get the idea. Re-entry was going okay, and still is going okay but there is th...


The weather at the coast was a spring mix and the tides at extremes; this was a break in the afternoon rain after a very low tide. My usual routine is to walk the beach just at sunrise but the l...


This is from midday yesterday as I was walking over to Mr. and Mrs. Sherlock’s house for lunch and a movie. I forgot my headphones, I have been preoccupied lately and tired and so traversed the ...


It’s raining today, sometimes heavily but this is what the opposite corner where I live looks like right now. Two historical cottages with paper-thin walls rented to young folks and the beautifu...


This is the view from the dining area of the Manor House and gardens we visited Saturday. I want to plant myself here in this beautiful light filled place with the view of Mt. Hood there in the ...


March 31, 2019

Weekends Rock in Everyday Ramblings

This is from yesterday at the garden that was left to the Episcopalian Diocese by the heirs of Peter Kerr, a Scottish grain merchant, who built this perfectly sited house in 1914 (the year my mo...


Diego was slowly getting better and then yesterday Carlo started showing signs of not being okay and so there I was early on my second vacation day taking pictures of the litter box and calling ...


Noticing a theme here in the pictures? Burgeoning spring! Yippee. These are tulips tended religiously by the older woman who is the caregiver for the fundamentalist church (that is in a historic...


But still, I had the best track workout this morning since last summer and I started timed workouts. Wilma Rudolph was such an awesome person. She went from having to wear a brace and an orthope...


This very spring equinox shot is from Kes and Most Honorable’s yard when I visited. We had a couple of days this week of unusually warm dry weather and you could see stuff (particularly the tree...


In my teacher training course yesterday there were only women, most in their 30’s and 40’s, about 12. There was one super fit woman in her 70’s who is a teacher for the main teacher who is an in...


Yeah. Much needed color returns to my world. So in the cycle of my now almost 65 years here in this place in this body I have noticed I have a range of times during the year when I feel a sense...


This are Kes’s sturdy crocuses. She sent me a picture a couple of weeks ago with them partially covered in snow but we are through that now and on the other side. This is the first year in a lon...


This is the red oak across the river we walk by now and then. Last time I saw it was in late fall and most of the leaves were down. Now they are gone and the tree is ready for spring. The fellow...


Today it has been six months since I had the second sports performance test. I was talking to a student last night that is quite healthy, just two years older than me who out of the blue, it see...


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