Monthly Archives: August 2012

:: our holiday photo session ::

I thought maybe we could try a photo session…  you know… for the holiday card? So they tried. Really hard! But really? After 5 days of camping… and some cool moss everywhere… How could you not play with it! (and … Continue reading

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:: a camping birthday : friends ::

There are so many beautiful memories. We’ve been here celebrating before. A beautiful place. Besides the first day being close to 100 degrees, we had a cold and somewhat wet weekend.  But we got warm by the fire.  Roasted marshmallows and … Continue reading

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:: a camping birthday : the playing ::

Can it get any better than having a friend’s ‘camping birthday party’ in the summer? Last year we missed it because we were in India, but this year…. we enjoyed their company, their friends and family as much as we … Continue reading

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:: this time summering not simmering ::

Here, in these parts of the world, where the sun comes for special occasions, we make summer our own way. I am not saying I don’t like it.  On the contrary, this is my kind of summer.  Cooler days, don’t mind … Continue reading

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The Old Poets of China

From her book, Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver. The Old Poets of China: Wherever I am, the world comes after me. It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.  Now I … Continue reading

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:: this moment : now + then ::

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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:: more blueberries, please ::

I think we’ve gone picking blueberries three times already. This time we went up higher, because down here by Portland, they are almost all done.  So we went up to Sandy, towards Mt. Hood to a place we’ve gone before. … Continue reading

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:: on a hot day ::

On a hot day we decided to venture ‘up’ (towards Mt. Hood) and found a swimming hole. Perfect for the day! I’m sure we’ll go back.

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lists : what I like

If you’ve gone to see Pinterest, maybe you understand… browsing Pinterest I found a pin from a friend that made me look at this other person’s page and her projects.  She has a list for different things and it made me think … Continue reading

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Our Potatoes

Back in the spring, we planted potatoes. For the first time, we bought ‘some’ (too many) potatoes at the nursery.  We had to build another raised bed for them. And now… we are thinking (again) we have too many potatoes in … Continue reading

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