All posts filed under: Out and About

Up Close & Personal … The Northern Flicker

There’s been a seemingly endless stream of bird parents bringing their fledglings to our garden this summer, teaching them how to feed themselves.¬† Northern Flickers are in the tree climber/woodpecker family. They are shy birds and easily spooked by people. They also always announce their […]

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Hummingbird Magic

Every time I think of pulling out this bright pink vetch one of my hummingbird friends comes along to let me know how much they love this beautiful invasive weed. ūüôā¬†

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Zunday Zen … EnsŇć

  Open hearts and minds trump ignorance, hatred, fear. One’s character matters! When I discovered these incredible pieces of art on display in an office I’ve been to a number of times, it surprised even me that I had never noticed them before. I came […]

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Happy Friday from Downtown Portland!

Check out this view! Gorgeous, isn’t it? Happy Friday from the 30th floor¬†terrace in Downtown Portland!¬† A view of Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Pioneer Courthouse with the Willamette River, SE Portland and the¬†Cascade Range¬†in the background. Mount Hood was hidden behind the clouds. Have […]

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge … Mood

Sideways Geese in the Sky Snow from the blog The Snow Melts Somewhere picked the theme¬†Mood¬†for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. You can click right here to see her beautiful sunflower, which should make everyone smile and get into a sunny mood! You can […]

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Zunday Zen … All Aboard!

  Pineapple Express recycled sky-cloud river rushing back to sea. If you live along the Pacific Ocean along the West-coast of the US, you are probably familiar with the term “Pineapple Express”. ¬†This tropical atmospheric river originates in the Hawaiian Islands where it gathers massive […]

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Zunday Zen … A Solitary Walk

Solitary walk leaves crunching underfoot … in autumn’s golden glow.   ¬†Sunshine, lustrous fall colors and silence are what I found on my afternoon hike. I encountered only a handful of humans, one lone mushroom¬†and a view of Mount Hood. It appeared almost close enough […]

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Happy Friday!

It’s been busy around here! For the past year we’ve been going through all our possessions, sorting them into keep – discard – donate and give away piles. We packed stuff up in boxes, and then started to renovate parts of our house. We’ve spent […]

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A Stroll through Old Town Olympia

  We’ve visited Olympia several times. The people are friendly, the city easy to navigate, and if you stay in, or near Old Town, everything is within easy walking distance. Some of our favorite things to there are looking at the many incredible murals, grab […]

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Think! Before you Drink!

On this rainy stormy all hallow’s night the upcoming election gives me great fright this toxic bubbling witches brew it’s a really nasty hate-filled swampy stew Let’s flush the hate and vitriol down before our cherished democracy completely drowns Simply worded, I’ll say it out […]

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