Tag Archives: Oregon

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

THE GREAT ASHLAND MIGRATION BIT

So a flock of geese has migrated in to claim the pond right outside Mum’s home.  They make entertaining neighbors – but when they come honking by and wake me up too early, I get some really cranky and uncharitable thoughts.  On the upside, these avian invaders also bring to mind very happy memories of […]

THE “DAD DOES HIS BIT” BIT

With the approach of Memorial Day, I’m thinking of those who’ve bravely served in our armed forces – and that includes my dad who was a Marine during World War II.   His “hitch” in the Corps turned out to be brief, but every once in a while he’d reminisce about those days and how they helped shape the man he became. […]

THE SERENITY BY THE SEA BIT

I find something fantastically calming about staring out across an ocean.  And a favorite place to work on my saltwater woolgathering has been the magnificent stretch of Pacific coastline around Florence, Oregon.  My family’s moved on, but I still have business to do there – I just need to remember while I’m at it to stop and smell the […]

THE CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS BIT

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas… So I just realized that the side topic of snow kind of “drifted” into each of my last two posts (about Vancouver and the fall).  Yeah, ’tis the season (ask Buffalo…), but I think it’s become a thing with me.  As a lifelong coastal Californian, I wonder if I’ve ended up with a complex […]