All posts tagged: Happy Friday!

Happy Friday from my Garden!

All summer long my garden gets visited by these beautiful Western Swallowtails. They very much love the butterfly bushes I planted,¬†but really go crazy over Peruvian lilies. The swallowtails love basking in the hot afternoon sun and feed on the Alstroemeria’s nectar. Once they land […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

These adorable tiny bushtits visit our garden multiple times every day. They always come in large flocks, perhaps as many as 50 and more. They announce themselves with a cheery chatter and then descent onto the suet feeders. Bushtits are small kinglet sized birds around […]

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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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Happy Friday from Christine’s Flower Garden!

Another one of my favorite things “to do” when I visit friends in Northern California is getting a tour of Christine’s flower garden by Christine herself. We’ve been friends for nearly three decades, and despite not getting to see her very often, our friendship has […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

The downy woodpecker is a regular visitor in the garden. Males always have a bright red patch at the back of their heads. Downy woodpeckers are only about 7 inches tall. They are very cautious and always take a look around before coming to the […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

This guy has been pressing his nose up against the patio door some mornings. He’s even knocked on the glass with his paws! I wonder if there is some coffee left for me? I hope you have better luck and get to start your Friday […]

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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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Happy Friday from the McLoughlin Promenade!

Wednesday morning before my writing class, I took a walk along the McLoughlin Promenade in Oregon City. The sun was out, ¬†song sparrows were singing high up in the trees, and then, there were the rhododendrons! Huge, gnarly old branches securely holding up so many […]

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