Two grandmas, three visits, four weeks. Good thing Mike and I love our moms and the girls love their grandmas because our front door felt a bit like a revolving one for a while there. It was really great to spend time with them though and the girls are so lucky to have such great [...]
Category Archive for 'Nature'
I work in a forest and the view from my office window is like looking out of a tree house. It sounds great, and usually is, but lately I’ve been staring at my computer all day and have hardly even glanced at my treee-house view, much less actually set foot on a trail. The work [...]
It took 12 hours to get here. 14 if you count the hours before sunrise Mike spent straightening the house and getting things in order so the housesitter doesn’t have to deal with our dirty dishes and kid clutter. The “Can we see California yet?” and “I’m hunnnngryyyy!” and “She’s copying me!” were in full [...]
Oh spring, I do love thee. There’s nothing like a walk in the woods, or just in the neighborhood, to find some gorgeous crafty inspiration. Why not start in my own backyard?’ I do wage war on dandelions each spring but when it comes down to it, it’s hard for the scientist in me to [...]
Last I updated, I was on my way to L.A. for a sunny Thanksgiving. It rained a tiny bit but we still had more sun than if we’d stayed home. We came back and made the trek to Mt. Hood to pluck our tree out of the wilderness. It was a gorgeous day and …
And a contest! Details about that after the pictures. Even though the weather was grey and drizzly this weekend (how quickly weather changes in Portland!) we spent a lot of time outside. Here are some pretties from the weekend. We went to the park and there were already lots of leaves on the ground. It [...]
E is for evergreens and emerging life. One of the great things about my job is that there is a trail through the woods on the property. I love the evergreens for their height and beauty and I get to look at them all day. When not looking high in the trees, though, the trail [...]