Category Archive: Birding

Sep 27

Montana adventure – days 9 and 10

Well, we are home, safe and sound. I even think Mom and I are speaking to each other (it was a near thing at the end. Crossing four states–639 miles–in just over 12 hours will test anyone’s relationship.) Our last days in Montana were fun. Sunday I took a long hike with Key, then we …

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Sep 24

Montana adventure – days 7 and 8

I always hate to admit it, but about day 6 of any vacation, I begin to get homesick. It’s silly… I have my mom and my dog with me, but the undeniable fact is that I’m a LONG way from home. As if to make sure I feel welcome, the last couple of days have …

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Sep 22

Montana adventure – days 5 and 6

Yesterday I explored Missoula and vicinity in the morning before spending some time with relatives in the afternoon. In in the morning, I went to a hiking are at Blue Mountain, which was beautiful, but I only saw a few birds, most of those Clark’s Nutcrackers. However, I’m grooving on the rocks here. Very different …

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Sep 20

Montana adventure – days 3 and 4

Rain. Our prayers across the PNW have been answered. Of course, the rain arrived a little too late to save our Glacier plans, so I’ve been exploring the Flathead valley before heading down south to Missoula via the National Bison Range. Monday I visiting Wayfarer State Park, one of the places my dad’s ashes are …

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Sep 18

Montana adventure – days 1 and 2

In spite of the fact that the entire Pacific Northwest seems to be on fire, my mom and I set off for our vacation to Montana yesterday. This trip had not even started when serious logistical problems challenged it. The first was time. Mom and I had talked about hitting Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Bitterroot …

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Jun 05

The camping gear escaped

For the last few years it’s been on my goal list to go camping, but with one thing and the next, summer has come to an end without the camping gear breaking out of its box. When I saw the East Cascade Audubon Society was having their birding festival (Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival) the first …

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May 22

Just do it

This weekend ended up being a smorgasbord of little errands and events that I hoped would help me get ready for “summer season.” I have (probably foolishly) signed up for several events and paint-outs, not to mention “my” big seminar with Ruth Buchanan in coming up in just 8 weeks. Saturday  morning I started out …

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May 15

What we share

I went down this weekend to see my mom for Mother’s day. We had a great time. We watched birds, went out to lunch, and did an open studios tour around Lincoln City called “Art on the Edge.” It was a great weekend. I ended up doing quite of bit of bird watching without Mom …

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Apr 17

Around the state and back again

Some weeks are just too full, and this last week was one of them for me. As I said, I went on the lovely Seattle tour with the Traveling Ewe last weekend, came back for a day, then went back on the road to Eastern Oregon for work. Eastern Oregon Trip One of the parts …

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Mar 27

Inspired vs. not

I am still working on getting caught up in my Vinita Pappas‘ Fall Messy Palette Club classes. I published a post on yellow this week and I’m working on a blue post next. Also we were supposed to do a still life. I do not like still lives. But I am trying. I have one …

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