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Sunday Surf and Beaver Creek Birdwatching

Our Sundays are turning into "Surfdays", which Sylvan is probably more than ecstatic about. It never...

Mary’s Peak Hike

Leila, Wes, and River came to Corvallis this weekend!...

common garden snail

There is something so amazing and ancient about gastropods. To the nature-lovin'-observer in me, they are magnificent....

Cape Kiwanda Sunday

We spent Sunday on the Pacific coast with our mother's in mind. There were lots of families...

beautiful fuchsia

Sylvan brought me this beautiful fuchsia clipping today from his class and it is oui oui picture...

Garden Adventure Time

I finally had an afternoon/evening to work in my backyard garden space. By finally, I might mean...

May Day Bluebells!

Happy May Day to all! Blues and violets are...

sunlit sky & lucent leaves

Sunday walk in the neighborhood. A new...

Erin and Jason are in love!

I was super excited and honored to be the photographer for Erin and Jason's engagement session. They...

Bee Sweet on Earth Day!

BEE sweet and show your support for the honey bees! Help affirm the importance of protecting the...

Buzzing Bees!

I was a bit sad this past weekend when I went to check the cherry blossoms...

Portland Garden Adventures

We usually have one day each week to explore outside of our Corvallis comfort. We decided to...

Central Oregon: Scenic Byway

We took the 'Journey Through Time' Scenic Byway in Central Oregon on the way back to Corvallis. The...

proust for thought: clichés

We listened to Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life book tape on our trip...

Central Utah: Words, Colors, and Textures

Central Utah Pale color bands stories of the past Ancient shorelines sacred and still Rosy red, emerald and gray bright rust and vibrant...