I am honestly so very tired. We are approaching the end of my older son's visit to Oregon. He's been here more than a month and what a month it has been. Having him home, or nearby, has been at times wonderful, and other times exasperating. He's a very social young man. He and his … Continue reading Surviving 2020
My zinnias survived the moving van. I lost a couple plants and about 30 blooms, but honestly, that's a drop in the bucket of what is out there. It still looks beautiful. The neighbors did move out. I thought this would mean that our neighborhood would be quieter, but instead, they are fixing up the … Continue reading Sunshine on a cloudy day
It’s a beautiful summer day here in Portland, Oregon. I’m loving my garden. I have a pretty large terraced yard on a hillside and this spring & summer, during Shelter in Place, I’ve devoted many hours to not only my dahlia cutting garden (birthday present to myself, 40+ tubers), but also to weeding and pruning … Continue reading Son of a bitch!
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, we picked up 1/2 of our plant starts at the farm yesterday. Gardening is one of my pleasures. Lots of fun stuff, tomatoes, herbs, sunflowers, hot peppers. Our farm share this week was filled with goodies. Fresh grown veggies and our farm family make me … Continue reading Life’s great pleasures
I thought, during this time of shelter in place, social distancing, and all that jazz, that I would be spending a lot more time on WordPress. It actually hasn't been the case. I haven't written much here since we returned home, and the blogs I follow have been, with the exception of a couple, pretty … Continue reading What will I remember
We had to return to Portland for prescription refills and specialty dog food. Since our dogs both had pancreatitis in the past year, it's important we keep their diets regimented, and I was almost out of insulin. This was a simple drive between homes. When we left for the beach house, we had planned to … Continue reading Shelter in place, part 4
Our second and third days of social distancing were equally as beautiful as the first. North End of the two mile stretch of beach our house is on. Lots of rocks and caves on this stretch of beach. In Oregon, the forest meets the beach a lot of the way. There’s a house on the … Continue reading Shelter in place, part 2
We feel pretty comfortable sheltering in place at our beach house during these troubled times. When the architect commenced his drawings about six years ago, he dubbed our home, Shelter House, and that’s what it is. With its massive foundation and heated concrete floors, gorgeous 12’ tall storefront windows, yards and yards of pristine cedar … Continue reading Shelter in place, part 1