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January 12, 2024

And She's Off in Everyday Ramblings

Wow. I don’t think I have had as busy a week as this last one since I stopped working. Not that I am not working, teaching is working, but it doesn’t feel that way because I enjoy it. This is ...


January 07, 2024

Learn By Doing in Everyday Ramblings

A beauty berry bush down by the garden. I wandered down there on Friday to pick up blown oak sticks and weed a little in the plot. We are heading for a hard freeze at the end of this next week...


January 05, 2024

Telling Stories in Everyday Ramblings

I am struggling a bit to get contemporary photos to share with the current weather wet and cold and dark. This is from yesterday. I had hopped on an early bus to meet with the coffee guys and ...


December 31, 2023

Doing and Undoing in Everyday Ramblings

I was looking for a shot that had a bright expansive feel for the new year, so I asked Mrs. Sherlock if we could do the local river walk Friday morning with a potential detour to the portable ...


The parking lot at the train station in the town Kes and Most Honorable live in was full on Christmas Day afternoon so we drove to the very back were there were a few spots. There was this bar...


December 23, 2023

Mighty Nice in Everyday Ramblings

From an atmospheric walk out in heavy fog this morning. A residential neighborhood that is a mixed bag of old houses and new condos and townhouses. An area we’ve not walked in together before ...


Another sunrise shot. This time Mt. Hood. Today it was raining but I did get out for a short walk after class. The early camelias are starting to bloom and I saw the tips of a crocus plant bre...


What I saw out my kitchen window at sunrise Thursday. I saw this and then went outside and stood in front of the window so I wouldn’t catch the frame in the shot. The angle is a little differe...


I took this yesterday in freezing wind as I waited for the bus across from “the pink house” that I would love to buy. It is still for sale, this previous Masonic Lodge, telephone switching sta...


Although is has been raining we are getting skies like this periodically throughout the day. Little sunbreaks. We’ve got one of those atmospheric rivers coming in and an on again/off again flo...


November 29, 2023

Most Ordinary in Everyday Ramblings

This probably looks like a perfectly normal mid-sized American city scape. This is right across the street from our main train station and there is something missing. That whole view has been ...


November 25, 2023

Oh, The Folly in Everyday Ramblings

Same trees as last post, different day, different angle. We have frost this morning and it is just freezing. Most of the trees are bare. Our local department of transportation has a huge budge...


November 22, 2023

Intentions in Everyday Ramblings

Not my favorite time of year and I have been allowing myself to drift a little. Reading a lot. Mostly mysteries or police procedurals. And about half in audiobook format. I love audiobooks. If...


Another fall glamor shot. This was a few days ago and the leaves are truly almost all on the ground now. With the rains coming back it is a big slippery mess. Someone was saying that we have m...


From a walk yesterday. Catching that tail end of fall as we turn towards winter. I was tired; therefore, it was a flat walk, mostly so Mrs. Sherlock and I could catch up on our recent goings ...


From a walk in the neighborhood this morning. Mrs. Sherlock and I were going to gear up and walk across the river, but she and Frieda bailed. It was raining hard, big ploppy drops at that poin...


October 31, 2023

Even Though in Everyday Ramblings

Always nice to get a slightly different perspective. Moonset, sunrise, a minus low tide on Sunday. Such a gift our clean public beaches are here. I am home now. Happy about that. After the di...


Early sunset out here on the Oregon Coast. This morning we watched the full moon set over the Pacific. A sight I have not seen in almost 30 years since I lived near the beach in San Francisco ...


This romantic looking building (across from the bus stop I wait at on my way home from the place where the coffee group is currently meeting) is for sale. Just in case you are interested. I h...


October 18, 2023

Hybridization in Everyday Ramblings

Late dahlias and tomatoes. I took my tomato plants down on Saturday. While there was still some green fruit. It was clear they were not going to ripen. The cosmos are still blooming cheerfully...


Rose hips and hydrangea. I had a challenging day yesterday. The news is affecting me, and I think I need a tune up or something. I am feeling isolated and on a lot of levels that is of my own ...


October 10, 2023

Our Strength? in Everyday Ramblings

If you look carefully here, you can see oranges on the tree in the middle. I bet that tree smells divine in the spring. It is unusual but not completely unheard of to see citrus growing here. ...


Not sure what the story is with this wildlife garden. It is a hillside, scrub woods, owned I think by the gas company. There is a small substation thing in one corner. At the top is a popular ...


September 30, 2023

A Good Thing in Everyday Ramblings

I wished I had managed a shot of this romantic late blooming crepe myrtle a few hours early when the unexpected light was breaking through the overcast behind me from the west. But I was on un...


September 23, 2023

A Sea of Story in Everyday Ramblings

Last Sunday we went to see “our” troll. There are six of them now here the Pacific Northwest. There is one too on Bainbridge Island, where my niece lives. There is one on Vashon Island and the...


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