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Birds of the Willamette River

Floated the Willamette yesterday and experienced some amazing sights (besides the full speed U-turn by...

borage flower ice cubes

Enjoy borage flowers as a super easy and super beautiful treat to share with your...

corvallis to the coast

We took a day trip to sit in the warm sand, soak up the solar sun, and...

succulents: a lovely splash of perfect

I can't get over the intricate textures, colors, and contours of desert succulents. They make...

Day Hike at Drift Creek Falls

Drift Creek is a short, 3-mile round trip hike just inland of the Oregon coast...

summer muse

a walk in the woods with a late season...

Dr Seuss succulents: cobweb houseleeks

While my friend and I were neighborhood walkin' we came across this cobweb houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum)....

OSU Horticulture Club Geraniums

Iron Mountain Hike

Hike time in the Willamette National Forest! We decided to try out a new path so we...

Aphids, house plants, and quarantine!

Lately, I have been a bit obsessive about checking my plants for mites each day (and...

iris, bittersweet, & more seasonal delights

Ants are climbing all over my irises! I'm guessing the iris attracts them with nectar and the...

Sunday at the Arboretum

Sunday afternoon turned into a nice stroll in the woods with friends. Sylvan had two handfuls of...

a place for thoughts

simplifying for summer

It has been cleaning spree 2013 these last few weeks! I've been cleaning, re-arranging, purging, and...

Chip Ross Walk

With the regular Friday night wine tasting cancelled in observation of the holiday weekend and the evening...