Category Archives: outdoors

mushrooms

“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” — Mary Oliver. In Portland, Oregon.  

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the landing

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cyclocross : a lesson on good sportsmanship

This year, Lucas decided to race some cyclocross as much as we could do.  Because this fall has turned out to be a busy few months, we are pulled in all directions, going and trying new things.  Each one of … Continue reading

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an autumn walk

We wanted to show these special people of ours the colors of this beautiful place in the fall.  The place we call home. And you know, everyone knows what to do when you are by a creek. (No one and nothing … Continue reading

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the salmon run

  As we have done for years, the visit to see the salmon run, is a must. But I don’t think we’ve ever gone seen the salmon in shorts and t-shirts.  This year has been warm.  A warm fall.  We … Continue reading

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Fall Ball

Baseball in the fall. This is the first year we’ve participated in it.  Lucas wanted a little more baseball after his spring games, and I am so glad he decided he wanted.  He’s learned a lot, I think and has … Continue reading

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making elderflower fizz

  The first meal we had at our friends Mac and Ros’s home, they served the kids Elderflower Fizz.  Oh my.  What a treat!  We had never had it before, and we were hooked. We picked elder flowers from their … Continue reading

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