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This is from yesterday morning in the lilac garden with Mrs. Sherlock. It was exciting, it felt like a breakthrough, to spend time with her for the first time in six weeks. We both wore masks t...


Here is the lilac garden midday today. This picture does not do it justice at all as it was so beautiful and gently fragrant and there was no one around. This being out an about and all you can...


Yesterday it occurred to me while walking all along the street out front that the only cherry tree on the length of it’s six blocks is the one in front of where I live. That first window on th...


It was cloudy and cool one day this week and I decided not to walk but I did get out for the mail and to visit about seven feet apart with one of my students who brought by a bag of frozen figs...


I noticed almost 4 weeks ago that I was low on flour and thought, no problem, I’ll pick up some more next time I at the store. My local store had a good price on sugar and I got that then and t...


If the world had not gone “tilt” I would be sitting in a warm little house looking out the full-length picture windows at a small sand dune and the very scenic Pacific Ocean. The tides are high...


April 05, 2020

Shoes! Duh. in Everyday Ramblings

I don’t have a teddy bear to put in the window for the entertainment of the little ones that walk by but I do have a bunny. After I set the bunny up to look out on the world as it is I found a...


Of course there has never been a time like this in the last 100 years or so here. Most every day I go out for a walk and I am lucky enough to live close by to green space. The unfolding spring ...


We are not self-isolating, we are Artists in Residence! This picture is from a couple of days ago, the locusts over by the track just starting to bud. They shut down the restrooms and the parki...


I took this shot of a rhododendron beginning to open Wednesday while out for my constitutional. It all depends on the angle of the sun, this plant is east facing while the ones in front of my p...


It is getting on towards Easter, I can tell, wandering around on my own. Like for all of us the days roar through and I can’t remember what day I did what but Sunday I decided to do a fairly am...


Many years ago, in the mid to late 80’s, my sister Kes was living in Normal Illinois and working as a nurse while her husband at the time finished his doctorate in English and taught. Things d...


From Tuesday. Happy early Equinox! Fall and cooler temps for hunkering down, spring and blissfully longer days. They say this is the earliest equinox in 124 years. Along with everything else i...


Mrs. Sherlock had an idea for a local hike yesterday near where we had been before but not quite, at least for me. There is one neighborhood up in the West Hills of Portland that was built up ...


Early this morning coming back from the grocery I noticed the three new ornamental cherries planted last summer were in bloom. After I washed up and put things away I went over and took pictur...


March 12, 2020

Unsettled in Everyday Ramblings

From yesterday, this precocious iris is blooming across the street. You can tell that we had sun, lovely healing heartwarming sun. I received an email from my coordinator at the church early ...


Daffodils are hard to shoot because they throw off so much glare, plus here their heads are often down from the early wind, rain and gloom. I took this a few days ago when we had a sun break. ...


The natural cycle is not impressed by Covid-19. It is spring here and the histamines are intense. That means runny noses, scratchy throats, and a random cough now and then. Sitting in church y...


Yesterday, the sun casting shadows on the leaf buds of the pear trees out back. There is a professor (Eitan Hersh) that has written a book called Politics Is for Power: How to Move Beyond Pol...


Back in my employment history there was a time when I was an independent financial planner and I loved it but it was very hard to be ethical and make a living working one on one. One of the th...


“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” That is the famous take away from the writer Michael Pollen’s most popular book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and a thing he still says today. This last wee...


Another break in the rain. The narcissuses are all blooming and the purple crocus, as well as a few early trees. After a lifetime of migraines this is the first year ever I am experiencing t...


February 14, 2020

Not Going Anywhere in Everyday Ramblings

It is winter, it is dark and wet so taking pictures out and about is a bit more of a challenge. This is one of my favorite pictures from a walk during a break in the rain a couple of weeks ago...


Walking over to The Sherlock’s place on Sunday for lunch I had my eye out for signs of spring. It was foggy and cold but later in the afternoon it cleared and although still cold the mountain ...


February 09, 2020

The Leading Edge in Everyday Ramblings

Ms. Fit had Mrs. Sherlock over Thursday morning to go over “proper” weight training form. As she has been fit and active her whole life I don’t think she is aware of where Mrs. Sherlock’s limi...


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