Happy Friday!

And happy it turned out to be! After running a couple of errands late this morning, I stopped by my friend Marlene‘s house. We ate lunch, and then went outside to enjoy the beautiful day! Climbing up a few steps behind her house leads directly […]


Golden Hour on the South Umpqua River

The cloud formations, soft evening light and the picturesque South Umpqua River made for a romantic walk in Roseburg, Oregon last week. We spent the night there on our way to Southern Oregon. I’ve been stopping here for the last twelve years on my annual […]


Happy Friday and Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s to a happy weekend and a happy Mother’s Day! To me that also means celebrating all the special woman in our lives, who aren’t necessarily our own mothers. The women I admire the most is Rosalie. Her kindness, creativity, love of gardening and reading, patience, […]


Zunday Zen … A great Escape

Escaping the rut … A day of fun in the sun makes a happy heart … We spent a couple of days last week at our favorite beach to relax and unwind from all the daily stresses in life. The sun was shining, the winds […]


Happy Friday!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably noticed that I love flowers! As I look out my window, I see the forest behind us: tall native big-leaf maples are leafing out, the wild apple tree has a few white blossoms left […]


Happy Friday!

Rain, rain go away … This could be the motto for the Portland area right now. It’s still coming down, but for some reason, today is going to be the only truly sunny day here in the immediate future. I’m planning on making the best of […]


Happy Friday!

The sun finally came out yesterday, and it felt heavenly! I sat outside for a while soaking it all in. The atmosphere was buzzing with spring fever all around me. There were the usual birds visiting our yard in search of some seeds, a lone chipmunk […]


Happy Friday!

As far as I am concerned, spring might as well make an early appearance around here. We had mountains of snow, some ice and freezing rain, the coldest temperatures in a decade and lots and lots of rain. Needless to say, I am ready for spring! May […]