When the Elves Showed Up and Trashed the Place
Sure, Elves, come on over, have a good time, make a few ornaments and then immediately disappear……Continue
~ Yuletide ~
As we stood in line to check out of the hotel a year ago this week, I noticed the menorah standing on a side table in the lobby, almost unnoticed,…Continue
The Family Discusses Death
Husband (And), Son (Noah) and I had a little chat last week.
Groovy Fish Sculpture Made of Trash. Etcetera.
While on one of the small roadtrips taken in 2017 under the theme, Re-discovering Oregon, a state we’ve lived in for ages but hadn’t travelled around in… also ages, I noticed a blob of bright…Continue
When the Chinook salmon spawning season rolled around this Fall we decided to go look and see if we could spot any swimming upstream in one of the local salmon-favored rivers.
Couldn’t see any from the bridge.…
Not Dead ~ or ~ Seen on a Walk
The color contrasts between the pond algae and the busily-munching-algae duck were irresistible — the walk stopped as I snapped away. Not once did I manage to capture this guy sitting up, classic…Continue
Here, at the top of a local mountain, is one of the favored spots to take family and other visitors to our area.
I jokingly call it the Tourist Trap, and tend not to mention details beforehand, just saying: “Thought you might like to see the…Continue
One Church’s Opinion
On the street side of this church, ‘Peace’ is written in both English and Hebrew script.…Continue
My heart goes out to all affected by the wildfires in California, those who are still recovering from prior fires and those who are actively dealing with them today.
These are unedited photos from when the fires were up here in Oregon. I didn’t look or focus, just pointed the…Continue
When my husband came home from work and saw me passed out on the couch the other day he immediately knew the culprit, and that it must be hidden somewhere near.
This could be a story about addiction but it's not.
It could be a story about poverty as that was the origin of my issue, but, no, it's not - not this…Continue
100 Years Ago a Child Was Born
The back of the photo reads: Junior ~ 10 months old.…Continue
Welcome to the Beach
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest coast.…Continue
I'm not sure what happened this year with the sunflowers, but they either grew to twelve feet tall and higher in one section - or only three…Continue
The Love in Her Eyes
There's a local carpet and flooring company putting up a mural on the side of their…Continue
The Time Traveler
We'd seen him at other stops along the coast, but as we wandered on Heceta Beach near sunset, we saw him again - his boater-type hat, the European cut to his boots, his long…Continue
The noodle turkey before being baked…
When my husband woke up sick on the morning of Thanksgiving this year, the preparatory halt was immediate. I felt as if I, the chef, were hanging mid-air by invisible strings, all of a sudden, while the marathon prep of the feast maker and host…Continue