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  • Joseph Stewart State Park, Set 3: The Beauty Never Ends! (+10 insets!)

    Trip Talk: History is the missing puzzle piece to "KNOWING" a place! I must admit that I haven't made much time in my life for history since I graduated high school. I enjoy the subject but it's so…yesterday! Present day and future events have always gra…

  • Spikey Moss

    This is another kind of moss I saw on our walk today at the Rogue Gorge, and I just love how spikey it appears! This tiny frond of moss is only about 1/3" tall! :D

  • Channelling Red Stilletto

    Today we stopped for lunch at a wonderful little cafe in the town of Rogue River and I kept finding the most wonderful red plants to take pictures of! This was one of my favorites, and naturally, I couldn't help but think of you, Lisa!! *high five* By th…


  • 111/365: "Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~ Gérard De Nerval

    Today we went on another Sunday Lunch Ride, hosted by Steve! We did a repeat of a past ride which took us from Gold Hill to the lovely little town of Rogue River for lunch, and then back along a lovely "greenway" multi-use path for several miles, and then…

  • Pure White Shortspur Seablush

    Here's another view of the pure white Shortspur Seablush, standing proudly next to a normal pink flower. What a fantastic find! :)

  • 112/365: "True delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." ~ Isaac Asimov

    A couple of days ago I took the dogs on a quick walk around the property and as I went, I kept my eyes open for anything special to catch my attention. I was enjoying the lovely pink Seablush blossoms when I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. A P…


  • 113/365: "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." ~ Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

    This afternoon I took the dogs out with me into our smaller meadow, and it was such a beautiful day. Warm, breezy, wonderful, perfect, the smell of warm grass was so nice, I wanted to stay out there for hours! The dogs had such fun, I laughed at their ant…

  • 114/365: "It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." ~J. R. R. Tolkien

    I went around our little seasonal pond this morning and surprised this darling juvenile Blue-Belly lizard, who ran over to a rock and relaxed in the warm sun while I took pictures. He didn't seem to mind me getting quite close, and only ran off when I got…

  • Find of Yesterday: Tiny Red Frilly Flowers? Nope! :D

    Yesterday I really NEEDED to do a collage to represent my day, but if I could show only one picture that didn't have to do with the burn, THIS would have been my pick! I was wandering around behind our shop, carefully looking for anything new and tiny,…


  • 116/365: "The skies turned to black, The oceans fell dead, no winds dared to blow, Then out the darkness with a thunderous roar, Leviathan rose up from the depths below." ~ Leviathan by Alestorm

    I went out to visit Lucky's Pond today and was delighted by all the life there! All kinds of animals live there, and oh my...you should see all the countless tadpoles in different sizes from 1/8" to 1/2" long! Wiggling here and there, wiggling everywhere!…

  • 119/365: "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." ~ William Wordsworth

    I decided to walk up on the side of our hill this afternoon to see if there were any new flowers to find. Then I remembered that if I got to the right elevation, I'd find just what I was looking for...and a few minutes later I saw the flash of fire I was…

  • Dreamy Green Droplets

    This pair of droplets almost seem to be sliding along, don't they? I really love the effect of this one a lot!


  • 120/365: "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    2 other images in notes above! :) Today Steve and I celebrated the first official trike ride of a friend of ours who bought one after taking Steve's bike on a test ride. His (adult) son joined us and all four of us had a fabulous day on a 17 mile ride wi…

  • Say Hello to Portia Odessa Goldbottom!!

    WE HAVE WINNERS FOR THE SPIDER NAME CONTEST!!! Thank you all for your comments, favorites and to all of you who tossed a name (or more) into the hat! You guys really know how to make my day!! 19 people submitted entries: jofolo: Othello • Stephanie Calho…

  • NAMING CONTEST!!!!! 202/365: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare

    3 pictures in notes above! :) I went outside this morning to water my garden and as I trotted down the few stairs from our porch, I glanced at the walls to see if there were any critters to investigate. I was looking at the wall where our Rhodedendron bu…


  • Beautiful Cream & Lime Echinasia

    5 pictures in notes above! Who knew there were so many colors of Echinasia flowers?!!! I used to think they only came in purple!! :D This is another picture I took at the lovely Pacifica Garden near the town of Murphy in the Applegate Valley, Oregon.

  • 191/365: "Where light and shadow fall on your subject - that is the essence of expression and art through photography." ~ Scott Bourne

    3 pictures in notes above! :) Steve and I decided a while ago that we need to start getting up earlier and we've slowly worked our clock back so that now I am getting up before 7am, and sometimes as early as 6am! How insane for a nightowl like me! But I'…

  • Echinacea Heaven

    Does this picture make you say, "Ohhhhhhhh.... ooooooooooooooooooo.... ahhhhhhhhhhh...?" I hope so, because that's what I was exclaiming continuously when Steve stopped our group at this garden in the middle of our bike ride, so that I could take 20 minut…


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