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You all heard all about the Pineapple Express in California last week–if you have TV or radio, anyway.  But it made it up into the Northwest too, so I headed over to the coast to experience it up close and personal.  I’ve been wanting to be at the beach in a good storm, and figured this was my opportunity.

It was pretty cool, too, though I suspect other storms in the past few years have been better.   (more…)

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December hike

I will be telling you, down a ways, about something you will never do.  Not necessarily because you will never travel to this neck of the woods, but because you are smarter than me. (more…)

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Having noticed a certain obsessional taking and posting of cat pics and videos, many of them repetitive in type, over the past weeks, I’ve decided to see if I can get it out of my system by posting a glut of them all at once.  Perhaps then I’ll be able to turn my mind to something other than cats.  We’ll see.  I’ll warn you–it’s long, lots of pics and several video clips, so if you skim through–or skip it altogether–I’ll understand.  Well, I’ll never know, but I would understand if I did know.

First, pictures of cats lolling around.  (No videos in this part.  Go figure.  I’m not quite crazy enough to do video of sleeping cats.)  (more…)

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3-Species Walk

This is too cool just for FB.  I just took a walk down into the gorge–with all three pets.  A couple of inches of rain are expected in the next couple of days, so I figured this would be my last good opportunity until next summer.  Had to hack my way through some blackberry brambles to get down there, but it was worth it.

I wasn’t sure how it would go between CJ and the cats; her dearest ambition in life is to be allowed to chase some cats.  She’s good with them in the house and yard, but out in the open, when one of them dashes past?  I just wasn’t sure. (more…)

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Headed over to the coast yesterday for a quick walk on the beach, then into town for the farmer’s market.  But when I got to my favorite walking beach, I turned right instead of left as I usually do, and then I just kept going.  By the time I made it back to the car and into town, the farmer’s market was pretty much over.

But it was worth it.  The walk was beautiful.  First I had to go down and check out the cliffs, right?  Which were a ways down there.

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If you look carefully at the middle of the white patch of sand in the middle of the picture, you’ll see an odd-looking bit of driftwood sticking up.  More on that later.

The cliffs just got better and better as I got closer to them.  See for yourself. (more…)

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Mika’s abrupt demise, and the cold I caught immediately after, threw me into a bit of a tailspin as far as blogging is concerned. There were all kinds of things I had intended to write about, but the change in my interior psyche brought that to a sudden halt. I’ve been wanting to get the blog going again, but I can’t go back and write about all the things I had originally intended, so I’ve decided just to jump to the present and write about today’s morning walk.

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One of the things I intended to do this semester to to resume walking in places I’ve neglected the last few years.  Once the semester got under way, that didn’t happen–but today I decided to head out into an area I haven’t been to in several years, partly because to even get out to that area is now a serious walk on it’s own, because of the ways they’ve been shutting down access to the land and because of the development: (more…)

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