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Weekend Adventures!

It has been a busy week with lots going on, and a lot of beautiful...

Opal Creek Wilderness: Henline Falls

I am super excited to have the opportunity to lend my writing skills and outdoor...

Writing About: Opal Creek Wilderness

I am super excited to have the opportunity to lend my writing skills and outdoor...

porch stories

We are preparing for a lemonade + BBQ, so a sweep and a spruce up...

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...

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...

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...

May Day Bluebells!

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