Monthly Archives: May 2012

can you balance? and smile?

Yesterday after a beautiful hike on our way back we stopped at the park for some photos. My request was to each stand on a see-saw. And balance. All at the same time. Looking at me. Smiling! Laughing! Focused camera, … Continue reading

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[ making : keeping our calendula ]

I’ve mentioned before that as we are cleaning up our garden, we are using and trying to save all the calendula flowers we can.  We don’t want to pull them all, and I don’t think we can.  The seeds spread … Continue reading

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I call it home

When we were in India last fall, I made a video of Oregon.  I had taken pictures of downtown, of our home and our friends, and took them with us as well as other photos from our camping and hiking trips. … Continue reading

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This World

This World I would like to write a poem about the world that has in it nothing fancy. But it seems impossible. Whatever the subject, the morning sun glimmers it. The tulip feels the heat and flaps its petals open … Continue reading

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:: spring is here ::

Columbine.   It is spring in Portland.  With all its colors, and sights, and the sunshine and rain dance.  I do love this time of the year. Bluebell. Potatoes in our new bed, already growing. Foxglove ready to bloom. Lupin. Snapdragon. … Continue reading

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:: this moment ::

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama. {this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and … Continue reading

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[ making : calendula salve ]

We’ve started cleaning our garden, to get it ready to plant and transplant all the seeds that Siena has started. As every year, our calendula plants are spread all over our vegetable garden, and they look beautiful! I love seeing … Continue reading

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