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Happy Saturday!

I have several images for you today.  Yesterday I drove to Maquoketa to have lunch with a Friend that I haven’t seen in some time.  342 more words

Daily Posts


Not for the squeamish.

I wanted to finish painting the trim on the window that needed the extension ladder.

The window on the lower left surprisingly needed a huge ladder. 137 more words

Lighthouse Caretaking

Iconic Photo of Mt. Rainier over Packwood Lake

One of the classic photos of Mt. Rainier is an early morning shot of the mountain over Packwood Lake. The photograph has been on many magazine covers. 210 more words

Washington Cascades Hikes

The Dog Days Of Summer

A Killdeer search’s for food, taking advantage of the soft soil at the edge of a receding  swamp. This being the result of a season with below average rainfall. 85 more words


The Snake Charmer

“Come over here and see what I found,” my mother said.

She was squatted next to the back porch steps weeding around her flowers while my brother Billy and I played in the yard. 815 more words

Personal Story

Living from the dead

Four years and six days ago, we watched a wall of white march across the field, a roaring mass that stretched from north to south as it blew southeast. 177 more words


Outdoors with Kids in Chehalem Valley: Magness Tree Farm

Well, sometimes when you go hiking with kids, you have to admit your failures…at least if you’re me! So, we went hiking with my friend Lotus and K’s friend N to… 700 more words