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Pretty hellebores from yesterday. Mr. Sherlock slipped on the rain-soaked ground Wednesday late afternoon shooing their one remaining chicken Hilda into the coop. He hit his head. There was a ...


A neighborhood cottage. I love the detail here. It is raining. Not hard, no drama, just plain endless seeming rain. It is dark. It is cold, the dog days of winter even though spring is thrummi...


Mt. St. Helen’s at sunrise. Lately, I am not sure why exactly, but I have been doing a Scottish immersion. Initially it was the first book in the Outlander series in audiobook format, so I am ...


Look at the light! The angle, so low, of the sun, just up over the foothills to the southeast yesterday morning. You have seen pictures from here before, it is a small park area about a mile up...


It finally stopped raining yesterday afternoon and I was able to get out and stroll around the neighborhood, after the snow and endless rain it is a boon to be able to just go outside. There ar...


The “other” community garden on New Year’s Day. Soon, soon the surrounding fence will be ringed with daffodils. The snow is gone and now we are under a flood watch. It is above freezing and wil...


The park across the street Tuesday morning. There is a bit less snow and quite a bit more ice over there now as we hit the lowest temperature of this weather event early this morning. This hill...


Out front yesterday morning. It looks the same now after it all melted and then came back overnight. We are in for the deep freeze for at least 5 days. We have warming shelters set up all over ...


December 24, 2021

Deliveries in Everyday Ramblings

We are having this little break in the bad weather, and we had some sun today, distant but blue skies. Mrs. Sherlock forgot Frieda’s harness, so she came over here and got me and we stopped bac...


December 18, 2021

Let's Not Forget in Everyday Ramblings

Vincent van Gogh — ‘Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives, and we obey them without realizing it.’ I can happily say that my emotions are a little less d...


December 16, 2021

The Blues in Everyday Ramblings

The lilac garden in all its late fall glory. There is a beauty here too. Our grocery store workers are going on strike tomorrow. It will be crazy today, but I will go down and get what I can. ...


December 13, 2021

There You Go in Everyday Ramblings

A young Crepe Myrtle in the neighborhood yesterday. There are two girls that live here, maybe 7 and 9 with their mom. That may be reflected in the level the ornaments are hung. Walking after th...


Not to dwell on the past, but remember my job? The one I was basically forced out of while my tall young inexperienced blond male cohort got promoted above me with a larger salary. Yeah, that o...


Good news, Carlo’s labs came back normal. Diego’s are too. So much so that I get to stop giving him a B-12 shot every other week and only do it monthly. It takes about three minutes and is no b...


Not getting many pictures these transitional days. We went from weirdly warm to burr cold in the middle of one day. This is the lilac garden on this day 5 years ago. I wanted to put up a shot o...


Other than a picture of Diego, this is the first picture I took on the first outing with the new phone. Walking to the grocery on Tuesday. Very November, which can’t be over soon enough as far ...


November 26, 2021

"Nose" Day in Everyday Ramblings

From yesterday, this picture reminds me a bit of those old colored postcards from the black and white days. This is a shot of Willamette Falls from an older train car. It is an amazing natural ...


A house at the top of some public stairs on my walk in the fog this morning. Someone with lovely taste lives here. And so does history. Those ferns have been in that retaining wall for some tim...


I took this Saturday walking with Mrs. Sherlock but did the same walk yesterday morning without her under less foreboding skies. We have been spared the worst of the “atmospheric river” rain du...


November 13, 2021

Keeping it Local in Everyday Ramblings

Up on the big hill this morning in the fog. The rain finally stopped, and it felt good to be out and moving. There was some flooding and evacuations out near the coast and the place we were at ...


We have a flood watch in play later today through Friday so this photo I took in the glorious sun along the river on Monday is a reminder that we will get through this patch. Today for the fir...


Just a photo from my morning walk. My favorite tulip poplar there on the right. Carry on. :)


November 05, 2021

And So It Goes in Everyday Ramblings

This morning: that after Halloween feel in the neighborhood this early November. I took a little walk between rain squalls. Everything is all yellow and overcast out there with an unexpected bu...


November 01, 2021

Working On It in Everyday Ramblings

I have only been to Hawaii once. It was lovely, the Big Island. At sunset every night near our resort area someone would blast classical music. I kind of felt like this one from Saturday night ...


Yesterday, midday, at the far end of the beach. The tide is high in the mornings, so my inner pony is having to wait for midday to walk. Well, and yesterday I taught the morning practice from h...


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