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The public stairway near my place last night I think, this week at least. We have overcast skies full of bright glare but it is dry and reasonably warm. We are transitioning from the intense b...


This gorgeous peony is in Kes’s garden and had a beautiful run of blooms last week. Normally I am not a big fan of peonies because they are a bit big and showy but I love this one. The fact tha...


It is raining now but it was not earlier when I went for my first walk of the day on the beach. This felled tree has been here for a few years; folks around these parts are pretty good about ta...


This is a very spring version of the vacant lot next door. Every day with it like this is precious as they have permits and are going to build a big apartment complex here. Over the weekend I ha...


It finally stopped raining. I know I know some of you still have snow and some of you are still a bit too hot but man oh man was it nice to see the sun and blue skies yesterday! Today it is a bi...


I’ve been a bit of a missing person here lately. Last week I had a haircut and a dental appointment, a trip to the library as well as teaching my classes and working and working overtime. It all...


The angle of this shot yesterday morning before the storm is a little odd but I was so excited to see the first iris in bloom as I was out running some quick errands after clocking out from work...


It is just coming on rhododendron on the local flower clock. And first open iris this morning! I took this Tuesday up at the viewpoint by the beautiful totem pole near the Chart House restaurant...


The chickadees come to my feeders late in the day, both black capped and chestnut. The brilliant blue scrub jays with their gray eyebrows come at dawn and compete with the scruffy brown squirrel...


So the online store where I buy my pet food has this thing where they ask you to take a picture of your pet in the box the food arrives in and share. This is Carlo last night saying Thank You. T...


Our local science museum, featuring a new show on robots, is having an all night sleep over for adults. And yes, besides the planetarium show you can buy drinks and they provide a midnight snack...


This is an old stone birdbath with a dusting of fruit tree blossoms a few blocks away. To me it is a perfectly imperfect shot. Because of all my medical (mostly dental) and business expenses I h...


This very recent photo has a kind of Easter like feel to it. Spring is unfolding here so fast this year because it is a bit warmer than normal. Well at least in the afternoons. It was freezing a...


Isn’t this burst of azalea color lovely? We are having below average rainfall and so even though it still gets moderately cold and is most often cloudy out there we have these periods where it i...


The daffodils are trying to make an escape from the local community garden. And yesterday after a day of rain the dandelions were up in the vacant lot next door, fresh and bright. Saint Joe had...


The cats are having their morning nap on the far edge of the bed in a patch of extremely welcome sunshine. It was below freezing when I got up this morning but there is no doubt that spring is m...


So after church on Sunday I stopped to talk to a woman sitting next to us that was interested in my yoga class (I hope she comes) and then went down to our main social hall to check in and go to...


From Wednesday late afternoon, this is a street I cross most everyday, as it is the way into downtown. I was so discouraged to see that tent there as this is the spot where the growing encampme...


This shot from yesterday is of a heritage Hawthorne tree out in front of the church I go to. There are three. The shape of them bare is still quite beautiful. I took this because I went to an ev...


This was yesterday as the thaw was beginning. You may note that while the longer branches of the tree have snow on them, the outer branches are blooming. We still have snow on the ground as it i...


I don’t think this photo needs any explanation. Sigh. I took it yesterday when I was still able to get out safely. We had more snow overnight and while it is warming up a bit it is still below ...


This was yesterday in the rain at Kes and Most Honorable’s place about an hour south of here. I took this just outside their backdoor standing in a dry patch under an overhang but this is the vi...


We’re back! I did try finding my diary on OD but received no response from support other than the automated one acknowledging my request. Having Prosebox down all week has been sort of symptoma...


February 10, 2018

Even in the Midst in Everyday Ramblings

It is a bit hard to tell in the gray glare here that these trees are budding. We are having weather that sort of mirrors the financial markets, lots of volatility in temperature with almost 30° ...


Yep, unlike last year we are seeing signs of unfolding abundance everywhere in this last week. I saw my first Varied Thrush of the year near here and the camellias, daffodils, crocus (stating th...


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