All posts filed under: The Four Seasons

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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Happy Friday from my Plum Tree!

The year after planting this plum tree we got a bumper crop of fruit! But ever since, when the tree awakens in the spring there are lots of blossoms, but no fruit. Nontheless, I love this tree! It provides nectar for hummers and mason bees […]

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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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Baby! It’s Cold Outside!

When the weather people announced snow for Portland last week, I got excited. “Lucky me”, I thought! “I’ll build a snowman!” ūüėČ Anticipating cold temps, I plugged in my hummer feeder heater to keep the nectar from freezing. Soon, snowflakes were falling, a frigid gorge […]

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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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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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Up Close & Personal … The Spotted Towhee

This spotted towhee visited my garden last Sunday after it had snowed. The clouds had mostly drifted off into the distance and sun rays were peeking through the forest. The afternoon lighting was beautiful and the neighborhood quiet. Suddenly this distinctly patterned bird hopped right […]

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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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Meditation in Moments … The Daily Grind

Prime Lots Available! Independent Contractor Designs, Spins, Frames, Weaves Spiders are most active in the fall. when they busily spin webs, fatten themselves up and then lay their egg sacks.¬†This ensures that the next generation can hatch the following spring, long after the parent has […]

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