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…

Winter Birds

My sweetie and I moved our bird feeders under the edge of the roof where we can see them from the dining table (we have seed and suet). It’s been interesting to see who stayed around for the snow. These little guys are Red-breasted…