All posts filed under: Out and About

Sunny … with a chance of poppies

Fluffy … puffy cotton candy clouds, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily drifting away like clouds in the sky. Prickly … tickly tall blades of grass, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily gazing through poppies up at the sky. The […]

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Tidepooling at Haystack Rock

A  minus tide last month had us back at the Oregon Coast. The weather again was just about perfect and the low water levels left much of the usually submerged rocks and sand accessible. We left Portland by 8 a.m. to arrive in Cannon Beach […]

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Sunday Zen … Ripples!

… raindrops … … gently falling … … tiny surface waves … … forming … … expanding … … gliding … …each identical … yet different … … intermingled … … separate … … tranquil … … never-ending … … ripples …   … drip […]

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Be Smart! And have a Heart!

Hard to believe that it’s been well over one year now since the onset of the pandemic. Life changed in ways most of us could have never imagined. Well, at least not I. Through all the ups and downs of Covid19, it was often difficult […]

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Up Close & Personal … Moth Mullein

When I noticed this tall flower stalk with its brightly colored blossoms at the park last summer I thought that it might be some kind of wild orchid. I had seen it in the exact same spot in previous years but never bothered to investigate […]

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Up Close & Personal … The Bufflehead

Buffleheads belong to the duck family. They are commonly spotted in woodland lakes, ponds and in sheltered coastal areas.  Male buffleheads are easily identified by their dark black heads with large, white patches that reach from their eyes to the back of the crowns. White […]

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Sunday Zen … My Walking Meditation

my nature park … my walking meditation … always done without hesitation … sometimes fast … sometimes slow … since there’s no other place to go … watching squirrels … watching birds … I’ve become a nature nerd … 😉 Sure, I won’t win a […]

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Up Close & Personal … The Brown Creeper

“Can you see me now?” The brown creeper’s coloring helps them blend into their surroundings, which is why they can be challenging to spot. They creep upwards around tree trunks searching for insects in moss and bark crevices. Look at the beautiful plumage! Last week […]

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The Silence of Covid

 The eerie silence  of Covid compliance no sliding  no riding  no hiding and seeking no swinging and singing no climbing no bouncing no racing no boisterous dashing no playful splashing. Just Mousekin afloat without a boat. Just the eerie Covid silence. Every time I walk […]

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