Fall in CCRHD

The Court Chemeketa Residential Historic District (CCRHD) is one great neighborhood.  It’s close to downtown, to Willamette University, to the State Capitol and campus, walk-able and tree lined…but best of all it’s just a neighborhood of exceptional people and staunch GARDENERS.  Last week in the middle of a beautiful but scarily warm and sunny fall […]

Floating

Some years, around my birthday, I’m cut free from my moorings…just floating.  The new year direction hasn’t kicked in…it isn’t orderly yet, anything could happen.  So I review the messages… Clean the studio… review the day: look at completed work: start something new… on line shopping??  (new lights) visit friends… (Kay Worthington’s “anatomy of an […]

The Eclipse…

The media is filled this morning…eclipse photos of great telescopic/cellphone beauty…ecstatic exclamations…large groups all experiencing together this moment of science and imagination…great fun.  I didn’t think I’d write about it since my pictures are blurry and unremarkable in every way…but…why not. Maybe many of us though decided to experience this phenomenon in our own backyards…to […]

The Life I Lead

Life changes in a second or two…we have come to know that.  A misstep, a speeding paint truck, a diagnosis, a sloppy politician who has the nuclear codes, a tsunami or earthquake…poof…our beautiful lives are gone or irrevocably changed.  While we are in these lives though, it is worthwhile to notice them, to be impressed […]

WINTER!!!

Yep…it has been sort of winter-quiet here…head colds, PT, stuff.  Not much shopping this year, but the trees are up… and today…SNOW!   The elf drove me out and about… the first camellia was unceremoniously dislodged and here’s how it looked from 12:30 on: but we got home in time for a coffee and a fireside […]