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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...


Mrs. Sherlock had quite the group snowshoeing adventure on Friday, (adventures in off groomed trail activities and older folks who couldn’t get up the hill, and snow up near her waist and lost b...


February 27, 2019

Not Familiar in Everyday Ramblings

This was from the side of the track last night at what I call “Crows” when we are transitioning from day to night or night to day. I was walking home from downtown after a haircut in the freezin...


Waiting for Mrs. Sherlock in front of my gym last weekend I was taken by the decoration on the lower part of the building. There are a couple of poem fragments and more fern designs there too. I...


February 19, 2019

V-A-L-U-E-D in Everyday Ramblings

From Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer the chief copy editor at Random House… Don’t use…very, rather, really, quite and in fact. Just, and so…pretty and of course and surely and that said and ...


The forecast fluctuates like crazy but for now we are looking good for no snow or ice for the next week. It is a huge relief. Yesterday for the first time since I started teaching yoga back at ...


I know this is kind of bleak, this shot but this is my out there world right now. We have had two days of heavy rain and lowland flooding, which is better than ice but still not exactly cheerful...


Wow, we dodged a bullet in terms of bad weather. We had snow, we had wind, and it is still cold but so far only small amounts of ice. I took this early today out and about and I did see evidence...


Yesterday afternoon the parking lot of my local grocery was a mad house. I have never seen it like that before, even on the day before Thanksgiving. There was no spinach left (except two plastic...


February 05, 2019

Counting? Me? in Everyday Ramblings

Happy Lunar New Year! May your year be auspicious in all the ways. If you look very carefully at this shot I took up on the Portland State campus this afternoon you will see that those bare bra...


February 03, 2019

Grounding and Rest in Everyday Ramblings

This is a small watershed area where we went hiking (or at least attempted to hike) yesterday morning. We got to where we were planning on starting from and let Frida run around like a crazy dog...


They are saying we may have snow on Monday but for now…First we had snowdrops, and then crocuses and now daffodils as well as some fragrant bushes that are a gift to one’s passing senses. It is ...


Will you look at that? Crocuses in late January! They are about two weeks earlier than normal here. Yesterday they were such a welcome sight in the heavy almost freezing fog and noxious air. I l...


January 26, 2019

A Clearing? in Everyday Ramblings

Again not the most exciting picture taking opportunities lately. This is an area I walk by all the time. It is Department of Transportation land and sits right next to a series of freeways down ...


So not great picture taking weather lately…. This is another statue from our walk last weekend. Because my nose has been running during our colder weather I felt an affinity for the raindrops pr...


A stop along a self-directed public art tour in the fog we did this morning in Lake Oswego south of here. Mostly our walk was through residential streets that were quiet and full of trees. The h...


It is raining now but this is just a few days ago when we had sun. I finally received the report on the brain scan. Overall it is good news, my brain is normal and even though I didn’t know tha...


Looking carefully here you can see a flowerbed border of stone rabbits. It is a whimsical touch at this restored mansion I walked by yesterday that made me smile. The blue sky made me smile too,...


So I have been thinking about writing a poem about talking to each other in the kitchen but I haven’t had time to actually work on it and I am trying to figure out what I want to say with it. Jus...


This is a new photograph of a particular camellia bush that I have photographed every year about this time for about 5 years. It is a harbinger of warmth and color and light in the wet deep dark...


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