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!
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”
At a recent art show at The Ford Building in Portland, Oregon I picked up this card.
One side had this picture.
Interesting, but I was intrigued by the flip side. Continue reading “The Yellow Chapel”
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”
A lovely scene as day breaks in Portland.
The snow slows everyone down a bit. Continue reading “Snowy Day in Portland”
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.
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”
When you want to put your best foot forward, here’s the dress you need! Continue reading “Party Dress!”
When there’s no room under the tree for presents…
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.