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Summertime, and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

Warm weather is here, and you know what that means. Yardwork. Sucking up my weekends, when I'd much rather be indoors writing. I'm trying to reclaim my back yard from the blackberry brambles this year, and have finally resorted to chemical warfare. I hate using herbicides, but it's out of control. There's a play structure… Continue reading Summertime, and the Livin’ Ain’t Easy

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February’s Off to a Pretty Start

Just a few photos from the last two days, driving in to work. Nice to see a bit of blue sky, it's been so dark and rainy for so long.  

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Early January Photos

Just a few recent pics. Moon and Venus, 7AM, Jan. 6, 2016 Sunrise over Farksolia, Jan. 6, 2016. The roads were total ice, so traffic was doing about 20mph through this stretch. And without the wires Snow earlier in the week (January 3) so I got to work from home that Monday (Jan. 4). It… Continue reading Early January Photos

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2016, We’re Counting on You

I gave up making New Year's resolutions years ago. Generally, it seems a week into the new year most are already forgotten. It's not that I don't have goals, but sometimes the resolutions I've made were not all that intrinsic to my interests or that important in the long term. Lose weight? Sure. Exercise more?… Continue reading 2016, We’re Counting on You

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November Collection

I can't believe it's been a whole month since I posted anything. I threw in the towel on NaNoWriMo again. I've been sick for a week and it sort of took the wind out of my sails. I'm about 10,000 words into a new thing, my first attempt at a YA novel. But fear not,… Continue reading November Collection

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Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

SO. I had all these grand plans of driving up a local mountain to watch the eclipsed moon rise behind Mount Hood across the valley, and this was the view: Grrr. Argh. Unbelievable haze. It was kind of a circus up there, too. I passed one area that must have had 100 cars parked in… Continue reading Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

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Rain + Sun = Rainbow

Just a few shots from my morning commute. There was a double but I just couldn't fit it all in the image. I kept wanting to stop and take pictures on the way in but didn't have time! Grrrr. Hence some lousy framing and road signs. I love the sun on the green trees with… Continue reading Rain + Sun = Rainbow

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Autumn’s Early

After a lengthy, extremely dry summer filled with excessive heat during which the record for number of days above 90F was broken, our rainy season seems to be off to an early start. Beginning last weekend, August 28, when a large storm blew into the Pacific Northwest, disrupting the Hood-to-Coast run, and forcing campers off… Continue reading Autumn’s Early

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Oregon Airshow 2015

I didn't go to the airshow this year. Actually I haven't gone in many years, but I'm close enough to the airport that I can see some of the action from my street, and the Blue Angels (when they're here) fly out over my neighborhood to make turns and line up for various maneuvers. So… Continue reading Oregon Airshow 2015