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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...


The planting next to the track across the big street yesterday in between rain squalls. Still, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air. And I was fully geared up getting ready for our trip to ...


October 22, 2021

House and Garden in Everyday Ramblings

This is the street I live on that my kitchen window and bedroom windows face yesterday morning as I was coming home from the garden for the next to the last time this season. I pulled everything...


October 19, 2021

Watch Cat in Everyday Ramblings

Mrs. Sherlock had been riding over near here on Saturday and she wanted a flat not too ambitious walk on Sunday, so we went back on foot. This is a creek that runs through the southeast part of ...


This is another shot from “my” bus stop of the grocery I go to. I love the shape and color of the orange tree. This is the prime week here for gorgeous orange foliage. Thursday is my down day. ...


Except for walks and the occasional medical appointment and trips to visit Mrs. and Mr. Sherlock at home the only place I go anymore is the grocery. This is “my” bus stop this morning. The Orego...


There was much discussion of zinnias on our neighborhood walk today but I think this row of them along this fence line is perfect. We saw our first ripening pomegranates and persimmons of the ye...


I just like this picture, the composition. Neither the color nor the shape of the dahlia is my cup of tea (Carlo would love it, Carlo only wants to play with the pink toys), but the shape, vibra...


So here is one of the espaliered trees in natural light from last week. Other than straightening the shot slightly I didn’t adjust it in any way. I’d much rather go back and shoot again than man...


I took this Sunday morning on my walk with Mrs. Sherlock and Frieda. Mrs. Sherlock went away for just a few days last week to the beach with her bike buddies and apparently Frieda moped the whol...


September 26, 2021

Slipping Into Fall in Everyday Ramblings

Yes, it is another Dahlia. I admit it. We are coming to the end of their blooming cycle here. After a gorgeous clear fall day yesterday the clouds are in and we are all hoping the predicted rain...


Okay, I admit took this in 2005. Same exact time of year, same light, same fascination with other people’s gardens. All this time I have been looking and absorbing and thinking about garden desi...


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