If you come here often, or used to, you may notice that this is the first post in a few months. A lot has been going on with me, but writing isn’t one of those things. Neither is a job. At least, a job that takes up 40+ hours of my week and contributes to mortgage, food, and expenses beyond the teacher training program I’m … Continue reading Walk This Way
Well, I may not have gotten as much nature as I wanted out of our January trip, but I got my fill last month on a bird watching trip with Mom in southeastern Oregon. If you find yourself considering your first birding trip, here are some of the finer points of this one, and then a few challenges and coping strategy suggestions. I’m glad I went! It … Continue reading I went on a snipe hunt…
Returning from travel to a warm place with family over the holidays, I find this partial poem to be resonant. I hadn’t read much Borges before finding this in one of the books I read while on the trip, Eye of the Fish by Luis Francia. He who believes He’s left his home already has come back. Life is a future and well-traveled track. Nothing … Continue reading Pelicans, Ría Lagartos and Borges
In desperation to warm up some tight muscles before a deep-tissue massage appointment, I headed out of the office for a brisk walk, last evening. About 10 minutes into it, I determined that it wasn’t working, or rather, I found a more attractive idea: go home, run a hot bath while fixing a quick dinner, soak a bit, then eat and head for the therapist … Continue reading Enter the pelican
Bring it on: The dark, sleep-happy mornings The supreme entertainment provided by squirrels, cardinals, juncos and the whole merry backyard band including that slinking cat Soup recipe experimentation Ramekin (pot pie recipe) experimentation The stoke from carving one hella long “S” on my snowboard, on a bunny slope The stoke from doing a lot more than that on skis, if I get my butt out … Continue reading Ok, winter, I’m ready.
My Canon didn’t even make it out of my bag, on my last trip. The smartphone took over my eye and brain, as we were constantly seeking a signal and trying to capture excitement/silliness as it happened on the relay. As a tonic (for me), here’s a post of foliage photos from past adventures, inspired by this post on Where’s My Backpack. Enjoy! Continue reading Travel Theme: Foliage