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Days 5-7

Day 5:  Most of this day was spent driving through the mountains, stopping often just to look and take pictures.  It was soothing to my soul–moountains do something for me that no other landscape–or seascape–does, however beautiful it may be.  Especially the high Rockies. (more…)

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Four days on the road so far.  This trip will be about ten weeks, if it goes according to my rather vague plans.  Which are subject to change–indeed, have changed already.

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This is a bit of a trial run to see how my new technology (new iPad, Logitech external keyboard) is going to work for blogging.  In two weeks I’m headed out into my longest roadtrip since the spring of 2014, and I’m hoping the combination will work for posting from the road.

But–the content is actually from a couple of weeks ago, when I met one of my sisters and her husband for three nights of camping.  I was frankly mildly nervous, because I had recommended the campground and I wasn’t sure if it would meet their standards, but as it turned out they loved it, so that was OK.

(Just ran into an irritation, but it has to do with the WordPress app, I think–it’s not letting me select anything between the whole post and a single word.  It will select one or the other, but if I try to modify the selection to include less, or more, it just pops back to a single word.  Annoying, but not catastrophic.)

The first day, we drove down to Gold Beach–they had some things they needed to buy, and we wanted some beach time.   (more…)

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Cat exploration 

A few months ago, Shadow figured out how to climb up on the sunroom and thence to my bedroom window.  He was very sure I should open the window for him, but it’s screened, so he was out of luck.  He’s been persistent enough that I’ve contemplated putting a cat door in the window, but haven’t had the initiative to get it done.


Then this morning he took it a step further: (more…)

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A few pics

Lovely time of year. That it’s a month early and that should concern us all I shall say no more about. Here are a few pics from my back yard. 

First, what a difference a little sun makes. This rose. . . 


. .  has never put out more than a couple blossoms before.  Several times I’ve considered taking it out. But it now has several blossoms and a bunch more buds, thanks to the neighbors removing a couple of trees. The rose gets to stay, and I’m thrilled. It even smells like a rose, which is hard to find these days. So much for Shakespeare. 

This is not so happy a story.  


It’s a peony planted last summer, one of two. Neither bloomed last year. One is doing pretty well, several buds on it. This poor thing has put up shoots a couple of times now, only to be eaten by . . . something or other.  Could be rodents, could be deer, heck it could be CJ or the cats. Why this one is getting eaten and the other not I have no idea. 

The other rhodies are mostly done, but this red beauty . . .


. . . comes on later than the others and is only now starting to fade.  Cameras all seem to have a hard time doing justice to red, but the above may give some idea of what it’s like. Seems to me it’s much more lush this year than it was last year. 

Finally, here’s a shot of Phantom on the freshly mowed lawn, exemplifying the truism that any scene is made more picturesque with a cat in it. 

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Not as wet as further north, or as I gather parts of England are, but wetter than the past couple of years.

This is the entry to the little county park where I often walk CJ.  It always floods in wet years, but this is the highest I’ve ever seen the water there. 

Here’s a little different perspective that shows how high the water is on the sign. (more…)

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The wedding

It was Saturday, but I want to post these pics anyway.  I have excuses for the delay–Sunday I drove all day, mostly in the rain, to get home; Monday I took the day off to recover; and yesterday I tried to post but WordPress was not cooperating in the uploading of pictures.  Anyway.  Sound and flash were off for all pictures so I was minimally intrusive during the ceremony.

It was lovely. (more…)

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