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Autumn Magic at the Oregon Garden

Can you hear the leaves crunching underfoot? ¬†water striders and sunlit autumn afternoons always float my boat. Late October was the perfect time to visit the Oregon¬†Garden for fall colors. Four large brick reflecting pools and and forty brick planters occupy this garden plaza. Each […]

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Zunday Zen … Summer’s Gone

Autumn sun sparkles while summer’s drifting away … one leaf at a time. Summer seems to have come to a sudden end here in the Pacific Northwest! We’ve had quite a few rainy days already and the nights are getting cooler. Slowly the leaves are […]

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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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