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The (Beswick) birds & (bomboides) bees

It’s National Pollinator week. I have been saving pictures of bees for a while now to do a big post about bees. So when I went for a hike this evening after work, my goal was to get just a few more bee photos. And the first thing I saw was this gorgeous Beswick’s Wren. …

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Remember the knitting when loosing weight

I’ve been a little blue today for no particularly good reason. Today is also weigh-in day, but I was expecting good things and I wasn’t disappointed. Another loss for a total of 29.6 lbs obliterated! Unfortunately, I still have a long ways to go. That distance is very daunting and a little voice starts to …

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runcation

runcation, n.: The action or an act of weeding. Also occas.: the action of rooting. There are many jokes about Oregon and summer and rain. “Oregonians don’t tan, we rust.” “Oregon summer: the best two weeks of the year.” Question:  “What do you call two straight days of rain in Portland?” Answer:  “A weekend.” “It …

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Birding at the beach

I don’t get down to the beach to visit  my parents as much as I probably should, but this weekend I made my way down for a quick visit. The Audubon Society of Lincoln City was offering their monthly Saturday morning walk and Mom and I decided to spend the morning birding. The group went …

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The painting harlot?

I am normally a pretty focused person. Point A to point B. I read my emails and file them. I weed one bed at a time, in a counterclockwise path. I knit one thing at a time. And then there is painting. In spite of having eleven paintings going on, I started two new ones …

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Life list addition

Since taking a hike with Ashley, I’ve been traveling a little extra during Canemah hikes to see if I can spot the dark visitor we spotted but couldn’t identify. And today… I found him! In almost exactly the same place, stalking a squirrel (apparently he had one squirrel pinned and the other was chattering vociferously …

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Unexpectedly domestic

After the excitement of the show this weekend (the last day was a great cap to an awesome weekend) I took an extra day off to do exciting things like laundry, grocery shopping, etc. At the farmer’s market on Saturday I had bought a zucchini in hopes of making a Weight Watcher’s recipe that had …

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A little news update

Open Studios of Beavercreek Well, Open Studios of Beavercreek has been going on for two days and so far it’s been great. First, I have been so touched by all the people who have helped and shows support. My friend JJ came out bright and early on Friday morning to help me with the last …

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Short post because I painted too long

Tonight was my painting night and I made a lot of progress. In fact, I painted so long I hardly have time to post before bedtime! I worked on this painting: This background was created while ice painting back in February. I recently saw another artist’s piece doing a white egret on a red-orange background …

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It’s all about the grass now

Today was a big day. “Delight” was turned in to the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Show. Fingers crossed it gets juried into the actual show. I was so excited I had trouble sleeping last night. After surviving the excitement of the day, I came home and took Finn to Canemah. No matter what …

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