Cooling it with Google…

I never imagined that cooling my home in summer would be an issue in Portland, Oregon.  I counted on  a few hot days and then, back to cooler days and nights!

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~Photo Lori Greer

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Mother’s Day in Venice

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~Abbot Kinny Street, Venice, California. May 13, 2018. Photo Lori Greer~

After several overcast days, sunny skies returned on Mother’s Day to Venice.

It was perfect weather to explore Abbot Kinny Street. Continue reading “Mother’s Day in Venice”

The Yellow Chapel

At a recent art show at The Ford Building in Portland, Oregon I picked up this card.

One side had this picture.

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The Yellow Chapel ~Photo http://www.felicityfenton.com~

 

Interesting, but I was intrigued by the flip side. Continue reading “The Yellow Chapel”

Pi R Squared

Who knew that Pi Day would grow to such a fun, widespread event?

Years ago, mainly math nerds were the select few who knew the significance of 3.14.  Celebrations, if any,  were definitely not mainstream. Continue reading “Pi R Squared”

Snowy Day in Portland

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~Photo Lori Greer ~

A lovely scene as day breaks in Portland.

The snow slows everyone down a bit.   Continue reading “Snowy Day in Portland”

Snow & Twitter

Portland had a bit of snow over the weekend.

This morning we awoke to ice and more snow.

Unlike our hardy cousins in the Midwest or Canada, we bundle up and stay indoors at the mention of icy weather.

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~Photo http://www.pexels.com/Essow Kedelina~

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Apache Blessing

My preconceived notion about Apaches is limited to American history classes and popular media where they were often referred to as savage warriors.  This reputation spread to Europe with the result that in France, the word “apache” refers to an outlaw.

Finding an Apache blessing posted on a friend’s refrigerator offered a balance to my view of them as only a vicious people.  Of course, if I were defending my family and my way of life, I would be warlike also! Continue reading “Apache Blessing”

Party Dress!

When you want to put your best foot forward, here’s the dress you need! Continue reading “Party Dress!”

No Room Under the Tree?

When there’s no room under the tree for presents…

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Christmas Scene at the Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon. ~Photo Lori Greer

 

 

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A charming vignette with echoes of simpler times.

In the chaos and horror of today’s world, it would be easy to assume that life was easier in “the good old days”.

A study of history teaches us otherwise.  Life has never been idyllic for many people at all time.

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A vignette of Christmas from simpler times at the Pittock Mansion, Portland Oregon. ~Photo Lori Greer