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This is the wet ground out front. After a dry and unusually gorgeous most of October we now have had almost (just a quarter inch shy) all of our average rainfall for the month. It has been comin...


“My” beloved track. I once had an interview with a young man for a stockbroker job that was comprised almost exclusively of talking on the phone and he had a terrible stutter. We didn’t talk abo...


This is a confused but beautiful camellia blooming down the block last week when we had unusual amounts of sun. Now it is drizzling and we won’t see the sun in quite some time but the camellias ...


I can’t resist one last beach picture. This was at sunrise on Saturday. A young woman was out on the beach before me, hence the three sets of footprints…hers up and back and mine. I feel calm ju...


We go hang out on the Oregon Coast twice a year for 3 days in April and October and there is always some rain and if we are lucky maybe now and then a sunny day. This trip we had fog early and g...


October 13, 2018

Rest and Digest in Everyday Ramblings

The weather is absolutely gorgeous here! Of course to have blue skies and bright fall color we also have a strong cold wind but still… it is not wet, it is not overcast, it is not foggy. Ah. I ...


So I feel like there is sexual discrimination where I work. I am pretty sure that Saint Joe, who is 34 years younger than me but a strapping blond motorcycle riding guy makes close to as much mo...


October 05, 2018

So There in Everyday Ramblings

Pumpkins and squash oh my. The squash at the markets look particularly attractive this year. I like the small green striped delicata ones best. They are easy to cook. We are finally going to ge...


We are having less than normal rainfall. That makes us a bit uneasy as we imagine we will get, like so many places lately, way too much at once when the rains do return. The trees are turning di...


This morning a bit after sunrise about 15 minutes walk up back behind my place. I was walking back from getting my flu shot. (Those wires in the shot are for the arial tram that runs on them, th...


September 25, 2018

Turn Turn Turn in Everyday Ramblings

This is the view from the bus stop I wait at when I come home from the grocery store. It is always lovely in the fall, particularly as the eye makes the colors even richer than the camera. On th...


Again a Happy Equinox! This is a shot of ripening figs on a tree earlier this week a few neighborhoods away from here. I noticed a lot of the leaves on the trees up there are turning yellow and...


We’ll see if this works. The picture came through sized small and I don’t know why. I took this on a local walk a few days ago. The chair is no longer there. This morning walking down to the cli...


September 15, 2018

Discovery in Everyday Ramblings

This is yesterday’s view of a crepe myrtle in bloom in my neighborhood. Mrs. Sherlock, back from her mountain retreat, met me at the gym with Frida this morning and we did our more traditional w...


September 13, 2018

A Silver Lining in Everyday Ramblings

Title: This time last year Most Honorable came up for the day and we went hiking on the local trails back up behind where I live. We stumbled, vaguely lost upon this house. There was a totem po...


: It is Saint Joe’s 30th birthday and he took the day off to go on an adventure in Southern Oregon. Whatever his family has planned he needs to avoid injury. Those were my rules. He thought the...


These late roses are such a delight and as we head towards the equinox the light is so much more enchanting than that harsh early summer light. I wish we had more dahlias in the neighborhood. On...


Just in case there was any doubt about the season…fall is moving in swiftly. I have taken a number of pictures of the crepe myrtles this last week but can’t seem to get the light right. I have ...


I took this shot in late April because of the light on the far tree(s), the ones that look yellow here. There are three of them, august and old on the Portland State University campus that I wal...


Senator John McCain said that about a policy that allows torture. This is the sunrise from “the hill” behind where I live. The camera and the eye don’t experience color the same and to my eye t...


This is a writing prompt I came up with to share with a poet friend, who feels as I do, that we are not working on the craft of writing enough, particularly the difficult parts of writing. The id...


August 24, 2018

Not Spinning in Everyday Ramblings

Finally after a whole week of hazardous air warnings we are getting some wind and yesterday although it did not rain, it was quite humid and the leaden skies brought some relief late. They have ...


So yesterday I had a basic self-care extravaganza. I started out on the track just after sunrise. It was mild and a mix of sun and clouds and haze. Not since all these appointments and the broke...


You can see the haze and the glare here in the oh so smoky air. I took this yesterday morning. It is a tiny bit clearer this morning. A few weeks ago when I was walking early in the day to the ...


So not the best picture but you get a feel for the tree and the sweet peas lately at the halfway point in my regular walk around the neighborhood. Today the air quality is bad here so walking o...


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