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In the older house across the street that no one lives in is a nest of starlings. The young ones are out and about now and providing much entertainment for the cats through the various ground vi...


For our Saturday morning walk yesterday with Frida we started at a park not far from the last house Mr. Finch lived in; an area that used to be mostly farmland before it became mixed residential...


The solstice! It was warm and windy and there was sun and clouds and glare out there. Mixed into my celebrations, (it is a big day in the yogic traditions), there was a bit of sorrow, as our day...


…Run if I want to. You would run too if it appealed to you. Yesterday Kes and I were talking about the things we are passionate about and enjoy. I have a whole list of things. This morning I in...


I just looked at a weather map of the United States and we are basically the only place not having summer. We have gloomy warmish glare but soon it will clear, they are saying later tonight or t...


I took this Saturday morning out in the drizzle. The lilies are coming on. Yesterday I listened to an interview with a National Geographic photographer who specializes in the Arctic and the Ant...


We went for a 3½ mile walk in an intermittent drizzle partially in the neighborhood I used to live in this morning. Frida was full of energy even though we let her run a couple of times. She is ...


We had a break in the rain in the evening yesterday and instead of doing something practical like going to the grocery or the gym I went out with my headphones and my camera phone and wandered a...


It is quite hazy out here now and we are supposed to cloud up this afternoon and stay that way for over a week. That is a typical weather pattern here for June. I suspect that after our endless ...


It is all about the color for me, experiencing color. And this late iris I shot yesterday just seems perfect. My inner pony and I did get out on the track on Saturday…and yesterday…and um, this...


It is overcast and Saturday here. I appreciate the weekends in such a deep way these days. It is just past noon and I have been to my Weight Watchers meeting, the Farmers Market, walked 6.27 mil...


It has been mostly overcast and cooler, a more typical June weather pattern for us that makes the flower colors pop in the gloom. This is the quote about shoes from the Dynamic Aging book… “Clo...


Kes was up Sunday helping her best friend sort and unpack some things she brought home from her father’s house in Toronto after his death last year. The friend has just completed an intensive re...


From a little walk this morning, it is, after all, Memorial Day here in the States. Flanders Fields and all that… We are still pretty shaken up by the events here last Friday, with the racially ...


So yes, we made international news here in our barbarity. We get warmth and sunshine and a shirtless white supremacist goes berserk on a light rail train hurling insults at two young women that ...


May 25, 2017

For Us All in Everyday Ramblings

Yeah yeah I know this is kind of blurry and a bit of a mess but I love these dark orange brownish black irises and it is hard to get a decent shot based on where they are located on the hill acr...


There are just a few days each year to capture the roses in the right light. I am grateful to be able to have been out with a camera for them at least here in my neighborhood. Everywhere there i...


The columbines are mostly battered by the weather this year so I was happy to get a relatively decent shot of one this morning on the way back from my Weight Watcher’s meeting. I did have one s...


I took this on my way into the office yesterday morning as we were beginning to get a break in the oppressive overcast we have been living under for what seems like forever. We did have a break ...


It is coming on Rose on the flower clock here. (I am happy with this picture I took yesterday midday, as roses are hard to get right.) I have mixed feelings about this. Spring is banging into su...


I hope you are able to get out into your gardens no matter where you are or what season it is… I love the irises here this year, again, the varieties more delicate than before. In the days befo...


Wow, the princess thing worked in my case yesterday. My prescriptions were ready at the pharmacy before the procedure so I was able to get an antibiotic in before we started and able to come str...


Our last beautiful spring day before the rains, the gloom and cool temperatures return. I want to savor it. That was yesterday. I did savor it. Now it is cool and overcast and damp. Everybody w...


It is not raining! It hasn’t rained in over two days! It will start raining again on Thursday and then probably rain until July but at least we have had a break. The cats are moving from patch o...


Plantings on the Portland State campus on this last Friday evening. There is so much happening on the flower clock right now. We have a little ever-changing quiz on our main info page at work th...


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