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I took this a couple of days ago and put it up as my cover shot on Facebook. I like it because of the way the light hits the leaves and the fact that those leaves are not totally sodden. Last ye...


Yesterday morning we had heavy heavy fog. That darker gray blob there in the river is a great blue heron standing on the tip of a floating log. The picture doesn’t do the scene justice but at le...


November 23, 2018

Just the Thing in Everyday Ramblings

Today is one of those transitional days between fall and winter. As you can see above it was a wet one. After the driest November on record here in Oregon. I took this in Salem, about an hour s...


November 19, 2018

Gratitude, Oh Yes in Everyday Ramblings

It was windy, it was cold but man was it beautiful here yesterday. We went walking south of Portland in mostly reclaimed farmlands in an area with expensive homes and some really nice parkland. ...


There were some technical issues with our annual work upgrade and in spite of a major effort to contain the work to last night… it leaked over into today but it is done!!! This is my 11th of the...


Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of the day Carlo and Diego came to live here. I can’t believe it has been 4 years! The cats are certainly acclimated and are currently curled up together sleeping...


A clear (ish) crisp fall day here in the Pacific Northwest. If you look carefully in the distance in this photo you can see Mt. Hood. I have been looking for an opportunity to get a walk in back...


I got my reimaged work computer back today. It took me over an hour trying various things to figure out how to get one of my screens to function properly. The fact that I move between docking st...


This messy busy picture is of the street my apartment faces on a weekday full of cars of working people trying to avoid the high fees to park at the local garages. Without a resident sticker (th...


This is the main street a few days ago in the part of my neighborhood that was “redeveloped”. All the businesses and house were torn down, all the rich history of a diverse immigrant community ...


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...


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