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We had a deeply appreciated break in the rain yesterday morning and I made my first independent run to the grocery since the fall. It felt so good to be back doing the regular things. Those bu...


I still haven’t heard yet about the community garden plot but I am hopeful. One of the things I am hoping to grow is chard; lot’s of chard, and on Monday I got a bunch in my Imperfect box. Wit...


So here I am five days out from the fall and still very much dealing with the injury. It is way better. The intense overwhelming pain is gone, at least mostly. I felt a touch of it this mornin...


I woke up pale and grumpy Monday and although I had a number of things that could be done before I left in the late afternoon to teach there wasn’t a great deal of motivation to do any of them...


From our group hike in the wind and the rain on Friday. If I were a bird this would be a sight for winter weary eyes. As we were all standing in a circle, stamping our feet in the cold, like p...


It is raining and foggy and dark dark dark out. I took this a few days back. These are daffodil shoots coming up under the oak leaves behind the fence at what I hope will me “my” community gar...


The ground is getting saturated enough after months of less than normal rainfall to bring trees down with the big wind. I am always sad when a tree comes down and grateful when they don’t take...


January 07, 2020

But Wow in Everyday Ramblings

New shoots! Crocus I think. Not that my day yesterday was stressful or anything, it was pouring most of the day so it was a domestic one until the evening when I went to teach. We are focusin...


This is from the hike on New Year’s Day. The light was low but you at least get the tone, the feel of the day here. Mrs. Sherlock and I were going to hike today and I was looking forward to i...


This is from Tuesday out in the neighborhood. It still looks like that outside with a little rain, a lot of fog and not that much wind. Yesterday morning, much to everyone’s astonishment we ha...


December 28, 2019

In the Meantime... in Everyday Ramblings

It was foggy on our group hike yesterday morning. It was here in Portland and adjacent to other hikes I have done but all new to me. There was a lot of elevation gain as we went up to a park a...


I took this a couple of weeks ago. We had a brief window of blue sky this morning and Mt. Hood is absolutely gorgeous in the fresh snow and low southern light. There were numerous vistas of t...


December 23, 2019

Happy Happy Almost in Everyday Ramblings

If you have any familiarity with downtown Portland you would recognize this iconic tree and wax nostalgic. I took this shot yesterday on my way back from our Central Library. Early Sunday morn...


We are finally getting some rain. If I could share it I would, because although we need it, we are at half our normal rainfall, there are those of you who need it way more than us. Yesterday ...


Photobucket is holding my photos to share under a dysfunctional wall of ads until I give them a subscription so no thanks. I am moving to Smugmug for the photos I want to share. I like the in...


Mrs. Sherlock needed to drop by the house of the hostess for the potluck we went to last week because she had left her mixer there. She had made this sheet pan size Pavlova for dessert and nee...


December 13, 2019

Social Butterfly? in Everyday Ramblings

I was making the bed day before yesterday and so I moved the second cat bed up on the workstation and turned around and…That is Carlo on the left and Diego on the right. After some investigat...


I had hoped that we would see these guys again yesterday morning on our Trails Club hike before the quarterly potluck and birthday celebration. Mrs. Sherlock and I had done reconnaissance the ...


December 07, 2019

A Conundrum in Everyday Ramblings

Thursday I had a hair trim appointment scheduled at an Aveda salon downtown. They called when I was halfway there and said the stylist was running late with another customer and could I come 1...


This is the Prickly Pear from last Saturday. We have had cold fog and bad air quality this week so not too many picture taking opportunities. It is supposed to rain tomorrow and we sorely need...


This is a Canyon Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis) and is heritage tree #79 that was brought up from California on a flatbed truck about 95 years ago. It lives in a side yard of a Tudor Revival m...


November 29, 2019

Snow From Chicago in Everyday Ramblings

This morning I took a walk after sunrise up behind my place to the grocery store. It was below freezing but clear and I enjoyed it. I am feeling stronger these days and I know my cardiovascula...


The community garden yesterday where I am waiting for my little plot. This morning I went to the Social Security office yet again. The guy behind me in line had stuck his knife up a tree trun...


November 22, 2019

The Power of Now in Everyday Ramblings

This is from last week. I walked by this tree yesterday and almost all the leaves were down. It happens so fast sometimes. Today it is freezing and remarkably clear out. I have been posting a ...


This is one of the beautiful trees outside our Central Library yesterday morning. I was walking back from yet another visit to our local scenic Social Security office. If I don’t get my determ...


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