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The same local trees from the other side a mile or so away about the same time the next day, Friday. We had record-breaking rain and flash floods yesterday so I didn’t take any pictures. It was ...


Yesterday afternoon from the 11th floor of our outpatient clinic building where I was getting my eyes checked. The picture is blurry because the light was so low but after I had my eyes dilated ...


This is the center of the Portland State campus yesterday early evening on the way to class. My perception is that we are barreling through October at breakneck speed and headed smack into Novem...


This is from last year and is the side of the building we used to work in that is about 3 blocks from where I live. They are doing work on the building and over the last few days a guy has been ...


October 12, 2017

Seeds of Hope in Everyday Ramblings

It is raining now but before it started this was my bright colorful world just a few blocks away here in the neighborhood. Thanks for your wishes for energy as I moved into my new teaching sch...


Local leaf litter from yesterday evening, I was fascinated by how the backs of the red leaves look almost purple. Although we had some rain this weekend (and there is more on the way), we also ...


As we walked by this somewhat dilapidated piece of public art Mrs. Sherlock exclaimed, “You should know what this it!” I wasn’t sure what exactly she was referring to so she blurted out, “it’s a...


October 02, 2017

Just a Guy in Everyday Ramblings

Mrs. Sherlock wanted to explore in more detail a hike she took with the local Trails Club folks last Wednesday this weekend so we started out here south of Portland in a very affluent neighborho...


A late local rose taken this week. I put this up on my Facebook page for my yoga classes a few days ago but I thought it was pretty enough to share here too. Overnight we are about to have a sh...


You would need to zoom in pretty close here to see the gray brownish blobs to the far right in this shot I took yesterday are gorgeous Sandhill cranes. Kes wanted to go back to Sauvie Island whe...


Happy Equinox! The equinoxes are my favorite times of the year because the light is so beautiful. And we have light today after enough rain to get the wildfires mostly under control. The air qua...


This is the planting across the street at the Under Armor building. When they did the original landscaping they put in about 4 dogwood trees, white dogwoods. They didn’t do the greatest job in p...


Dried crepe myrtle blossoms with leaf litter from Thursday. Right now it is sort of sunny (with heavy fire haze, we had the red sunrise) and cooler and then tomorrow the rains return. This is g...


This is from Sunday morning up on the hill behind my place looking back towards downtown. Later in the day we had enough clearing that one could see Mt. Hood. The fires are still burning but the...


This is the area above the track across the street this morning just after daybreak. The trees are all stressed from the heat and lack of rain but the air quality is much much better. It’s been...


September 06, 2017

Mask Chic in Everyday Ramblings

I took this last year in early July. Right now the whole area is burning. It just breaks my heart. The fire has even jumped the Columbia River and is burning in Washington. Thanks climate change...


This is from the top of the local public stairs just after sunrise yesterday. The tram was moving very slowly. The camera “sees” things different than the eye and with the eye the sun appeared m...


September 02, 2017

Acting in Time in Everyday Ramblings

This is from the Hawthorne Bridge looking north over the Willamette River this morning. Mrs. Sherlock did something to the toes on her left foot yesterday and so she had to text me early this m...


September 01, 2017

This Body, This Day in Everyday Ramblings

I took this at dusk last night. You kind of get an idea of how fabulous the light was, the wonderful burst of color from the crepe myrtle, and all the cranes on the South Waterfront along the ri...


It is about an 80-minute walk from my place to the grocery store I normally go to if I go the long way. And other than a short cut up the hill behind me that knocks about 15 minutes off there re...


This is from our hike this morning when we came out of the woods into this neighborhood of well-maintained homes with handsome gardens. There was one corner of a front garden that was getting pe...


The title today I borrowed from an interview in Yoga Journal with the yoga teacher Lauren Eckstrom that she learned from her meditation teacher Ruth King. I love this little mantra, as it is so ...


I keep catching glances of sunflowers around town as I pass through on the bus but there are none growing visibly in my immediate neighborhood. So on Sunday I decided to branch out a bit and wal...


Because my place of employment pays for my Weight Watchers membership and I am hovering at 4 pounds over goal I need to go to meetings even though I often don’t want to. This is not necessarily ...


Yesterday I got all my stitches out! I had to wait an hour from my appointment time because the surgery my specialist was doing earlier ran long but it was great to get the all clear. Everything...


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