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 […]


Zunday Zen … A Winter Feast

Cold, hungry, thirsty The snowy table is set for a winter feast. This winter brought an unusual amount of snow to the Portland, Oregon area. Our backyard is a perfect restaurant for the many birds in our neighborhood. One of my favorite visitors is the […]


Tasty Tuesday … and the flu

After the holidays I’d been feeling tired and a bit of track. I figured that that, and the severely  cold weather which is unusual for us here in Portland, must be to blame. Just as I was starting to get my energy back, I suddenly felt […]


Zunday Zen … Happy New Year!

If only I had a magic wand I’d wave it in the air I’d make the world a peaceful place for all of us to share! Until I have that magic wand to wave through the air I’ll continue to make my immediate world a peaceful place with […]


Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas to all those dear who follow or not, my blog throughout the year. Every “Like”, well I like; and every comment I cheer So I send you all a big “Thank You” both far and near. This thank you is a small […]