Category Archives: outdoors

backyard fixin’

We love hanging out in our backyard.  It is my favorite spot in the summer, and in the fall too. But I can say also, so it is in the spring where we can see everything starting to come back … Continue reading

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Canoeing in the Willamette

Last week we went on a tour of the Willamette River here in Portland, with the great folks of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.  It wasn’t a long trip nor far, just a couple of hours, with lunch in the … Continue reading

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A new camping spot

Few weeks ago we went camping to a new spot.  Our usual, seemed a little too dry and had a wild fire earlier that made us wondering if that would be a good area to go back to this summer, with no … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower

Yesterday we went to a Star Party offered by OMSI at a park on the Columbia River, not far, just about a 30 minute drive out of the city.  It had been a hot day, so I wanted to get there … Continue reading

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Soul cleansing

Our first visit to Battle Ground Lake this year.  Much needed and a perfect day.

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

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