Category Archives: outdoors

The sling shots

Two Christmases ago, the kids received a sling shot each, made especially for them by our friend.  She remembered how she made them when she was growing up, and told us the stories of how her and her brothers made them, and … Continue reading

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Idaho colors

I think there’s a different color palette in Idaho.  Once I was looking at the pictures I realized, all the tones, the colors, and the textures I found there.  So very different from what we are surrounded by here in Portland. I … Continue reading

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The garden

 I love when the sage blooms. We planted asparagus last year, they are starting to grow.  One more year before we can pick, I think.  It’s exciting.

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A winter walk and some reminders

I’ve said it before, and I say it almost every day, I love where we live. And I love the rain too.  It makes where we live, the beautiful place it is.  I am glad I took my camera. We … Continue reading

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the most beautiful snow

We live just over an hour away from Mt Hood but we don’t really go there in the winter, very much.  I am not a skier, and Mark, even though he grew up skiing, stopped going many years ago.  I … Continue reading

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a snow day

The one place we get donuts at, Joe’s Donuts in Sandy.  It’s a stop every time we go up to the mountain or in that direction. It is a must stop and a hard decision for sure. Nope, this one … Continue reading

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playing at the park

On a sunny day last week and a walk to the park, I grabbed my camera. Because these camelias, make their appearance when everything ir stunning dark, brown, and bare.  Pink is not the common shade in nature, in autumn … Continue reading

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