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I took this shot from a local favorite front garden early yesterday on my way to yoga class; a different class for me because I skipped class on Thursday to rest my foot and baby my banged up to...


We had such a beautiful mild day today it was a joy, a cool morning and a warm sunny afternoon. Not hot but comfortable sandal weather. And boy am I glad it is sandal weather because on Wednesda...


Quintessential Portland July, dry and full of glare. It is still pretty green out there but drying fast. I was able to meet up with Mrs. Sherlock for the first time all week and we hiked on Sun...


This is the area in Mrs. Sherlock’s garden next to her capacious chicken coop. The garden didn’t get as much attention as usual with her husband’s illness but she is getting back to focusing on ...


I took this on the morning of the 4th of July thinking, picnic table, holiday here in the United States, will post later but it didn’t happen. Still I love walking by this little pocket park and...


This is from my morning walk today. It was our busiest day of the year at work yesterday and I put in a fair amount of overtime this week as well as teaching my three classes and going to a clas...


As we move into full on summer the flowers are harder to find. I did see some hollyhocks yesterday when I was wandering around but they were not easily photographable. So we will go with variati...


Lest we forget in our thoroughly justified outrage about the separation of families seeking asylum about our housing crisis, broken health care system and opioid problems here in the most prospe...


Other than the cats and myself, I didn’t talk to anyone yesterday. This happens to me periodically. I did get out. I went for a run and then walked up the hill above the track early and later I ...


Jasmine in the local glare. Yep, very fragrant. We have been able to see the mountains a couple of times this week but mostly in has been gloomy and cool at night. Some plant somewhere nearby mu...


This is the wallpaper in the hallway of the hotel I stayed in last Tuesday night in Seattle. I love the pattern and it goes well with all the dark wood. I cannot believe it has been almost a wee...


The sweat peas are blooming and now early hydrangeas, no doubt about it, summer is on it’s way here. We had a break this morning in our unusual warm weekend storm and I went out for a lovely lo...


So here she is, our beloved Miss E. center stage accepting her diploma. She was afraid her mother was going to be disappointed because of one grade in calculus she graduated with honors instead...


Just in case you might be under the misapprehension that Portland is an idyllic garden oasis… I mean it is, but it is also growing fast, as these workers this morning, Saturday morning, prove. ...


I don’t know what this plant is. I took this picture a couple of days ago out in the neighborhood. It is an area that is curated by professional landscape people around an apartment tower. Part ...


That glare? That is exactly how it looks here right now. This is a parkland shot of the garden last Saturday. I love the spruce in the left foreground. On Sunday I took the bus train down to Sal...


This is the most amazing bower of wisteria I have ever seen. The garden it is in was started in 1916 so over 100 years ago. There are some rhododendron bushes that are so big and old they are tr...


Even though I have a bunch of bright colorful spring flower shots I chose this one today because of the sense of calm it brings me. This was in our Forest Park last Saturday morning, a moment af...


The iris out and about continue to not disappoint. We had a cloudy cool morning that has given way to a sunny spring day. Mrs. Sherlock (who I haven’t seen all week) picked me up at the gym this...


It seems early to me to see the first roses but it isn’t really. It is just that time has been flying by so fast. This morning just at sunrise it was still dry and I went for what I thought woul...


Your reactions to the blossom covered public stairway in my last post were wonderful. For years I have been taking pictures during spring from the bottom of the stairway looking up into the bowe...


The public stairway near my place last night I think, this week at least. We have overcast skies full of bright glare but it is dry and reasonably warm. We are transitioning from the intense b...


This gorgeous peony is in Kes’s garden and had a beautiful run of blooms last week. Normally I am not a big fan of peonies because they are a bit big and showy but I love this one. The fact tha...


It is raining now but it was not earlier when I went for my first walk of the day on the beach. This felled tree has been here for a few years; folks around these parts are pretty good about ta...


This is a very spring version of the vacant lot next door. Every day with it like this is precious as they have permits and are going to build a big apartment complex here. Over the weekend I ha...


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