Sun! You sure fooled me with signs of spring all around! Where’s my umbrella?
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 […]
Christmas is behind us, except for those who are busy returning and exchanging gifts, or shopping all the After-Christmas-Sales. I’m not one of them, so I stayed home today. I very much appreciated the peace and quiet after all the frantic holiday craziness out in the world […]
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you most likely know that I grew up in Germany’s Black Forest. My dad and I had birthdays one day apart, and sometimes celebrated on the day in between. On those special occasions, my mom would buy […]
Late last week, the weather forecast in Portland was predicting snow and freezing rain for a couple of days. This corner of Oregon gets plenty of rain all winter long, but for snow to make it to the valley floor, everything has to line up […]
Growing up, Fridays generally meant potato pancakes for lunch. My mom sure could make delicious “Kartoffelpuffer”, or “Pflinsen”,as they were known in our dialect. Hey, try to quickly say that five times in a row! 😉 By the time we’d get home from school, she had […]
A closed-eye journey back in time to remember the swirls and curls the curves and swerves the miles of tiles I once spied across a street. My brain was wildly summersaulting my eyes couldn’t believe the sight of this enchanting casa right smack in front of me while waking […]