Knock, Knock

Early one morning I heard the strangest sound. It was a knocking sound, but it was a bit metallic. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from because it was so intermittent. When my sweetie got up the sound had stopped, but later…

Pretty, Pretty

At Christmas, I gave a friend an amaryllis bulb. She watered it, it grew, and then gave her some of the most beautiful blooms. I visited her the other day and it was producing a second set of blooms. I didn’t know they did…

I’m Full of Fish

Every time I hit the Oregon coast I stock up on fish and chips. This trip I’ve tried them at three different restaurants. (Kyllo’s was the best out of the three.) Paul and I also spend far too much time discussing who has the…

The Coast

My sweetie and I are taking a few days off at the Oregon coast. It’s on our bucket list and we need a break after a busy, tough season. It’s a bit overcast and cool, but you can’t beat a few days at the…

Mr. Big

The other day we saw the bird feeder shake with no birds in sight. Curious. Then a very large bird moved from around the back and we got a good look at him. He was a Northern flicker, a kind of woodpecker. This is…