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…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...


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...


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 04, 2024

Love and Sadness in Everyday Ramblings

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 ...


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...


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...


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...


January 15, 2024

Eek! in Everyday Ramblings

There is a story about this not very interesting picture of my patio door midday yesterday. Kes and I were exchanging photos of our various forms of frozen precipitation as the snow, rime, fre...


January 13, 2024

And She's Off in Everyday Ramblings

Wow. I don’t think I have had as busy a week as this last one since I stopped working. Not that I am not working, teaching is working, but it doesn’t feel that way because I enjoy it. This is ...


January 08, 2024

Learn By Doing in Everyday Ramblings

A beauty berry bush down by the garden. I wandered down there on Friday to pick up blown oak sticks and weed a little in the plot. We are heading for a hard freeze at the end of this next week...


January 06, 2024

Telling Stories in Everyday Ramblings

I am struggling a bit to get contemporary photos to share with the current weather wet and cold and dark. This is from yesterday. I had hopped on an early bus to meet with the coffee guys and ...


I was looking for a shot that had a bright expansive feel for the new year, so I asked Mrs. Sherlock if we could do the local river walk Friday morning with a potential detour to the portable ...


The parking lot at the train station in the town Kes and Most Honorable live in was full on Christmas Day afternoon so we drove to the very back were there were a few spots. There was this bar...


December 24, 2023

Mighty Nice in Everyday Ramblings

From an atmospheric walk out in heavy fog this morning. A residential neighborhood that is a mixed bag of old houses and new condos and townhouses. An area we’ve not walked in together before ...


Another sunrise shot. This time Mt. Hood. Today it was raining but I did get out for a short walk after class. The early camelias are starting to bloom and I saw the tips of a crocus plant bre...


What I saw out my kitchen window at sunrise Thursday. I saw this and then went outside and stood in front of the window so I wouldn’t catch the frame in the shot. The angle is a little differe...


I took this yesterday in freezing wind as I waited for the bus across from “the pink house” that I would love to buy. It is still for sale, this previous Masonic Lodge, telephone switching sta...


Although is has been raining we are getting skies like this periodically throughout the day. Little sunbreaks. We’ve got one of those atmospheric rivers coming in and an on again/off again flo...


November 30, 2023

Most Ordinary in Everyday Ramblings

This probably looks like a perfectly normal mid-sized American city scape. This is right across the street from our main train station and there is something missing. That whole view has been ...


November 26, 2023

Oh, The Folly in Everyday Ramblings

Same trees as last post, different day, different angle. We have frost this morning and it is just freezing. Most of the trees are bare. Our local department of transportation has a huge budge...


November 23, 2023

Intentions in Everyday Ramblings

Not my favorite time of year and I have been allowing myself to drift a little. Reading a lot. Mostly mysteries or police procedurals. And about half in audiobook format. I love audiobooks. If...


Another fall glamor shot. This was a few days ago and the leaves are truly almost all on the ground now. With the rains coming back it is a big slippery mess. Someone was saying that we have m...


From a walk yesterday. Catching that tail end of fall as we turn towards winter. I was tired; therefore, it was a flat walk, mostly so Mrs. Sherlock and I could catch up on our recent goings ...


From a walk in the neighborhood this morning. Mrs. Sherlock and I were going to gear up and walk across the river, but she and Frieda bailed. It was raining hard, big ploppy drops at that poin...


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