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Fall Color Hikes
Sunday, October 18, 2020      16 comments

I love enjoying the seasonal changes, particularly the fall colors. The aspens were turning yellow in Shevlin Park. ... Read more
Hike, update
Saturday, October 10, 2020      13 comments

It has been quite smoky for the past few days. But today it rained, and I was able to go for a short hike. I am so grateful for clean air again. You don’t realize how important it is until your air is hazardous. Hanne and I went on a new hi... Read more
Hikes and Dinner Party
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      13 comments

I enjoyed finding a new hike earlier this week. It is in a very popular park, but it is across the road from the main area. It is much less crowded than the popular main trail. I hiked it twice, once by myself, and once with a new hiking compani... Read more
Fresh air! Hikes!
Monday, September 21, 2020      13 comments

After more than a week of hazardous air quality here in Oregon, caused by massive wildfires, We had a bit of rain. It did not extinguish the fire is, but the size was greatly reduced. And I am overjoyed to have better air quality! Breathing good... Read more
View from my Window
Sunday, September 13, 2020      10 comments

At the start of the pandemic, I posted this view from my window. I thought sharing the same view might give you a visual of the smoke impact. ... Read more
Preparing for Emergencies
Friday, September 11, 2020      18 comments

My state, Oregon, is being devastate by wildfires. California and Washington and other states are in the same boat. This has made me realize that I need to be prepared for an emergency. My friends that had to evacuate had less than 5 minutes war... Read more
Smith Rock and Todd Ridge
Monday, September 07, 2020      10 comments

We’ve been having heavy smoke here in central Oregon. We get smoke from wildfires to the west and north of us in Oregon, and the smoke from the massive fires in California drift our way. I feel very sorry for my brother and sister and everyone ... Read more
Sunset, Doris Lake, river
Sunday, August 30, 2020      11 comments

Because of the heavy smoke from wild fires over the past week, we have had some amazing sunsets. Here are a couple of photos taken from my porch. ... Read more
Sparks Lake
Friday, August 21, 2020      12 comments

I love the name of Sparks lake; it reminds me of the positive energy of SparkPeople. And it is one of the most beautiful hikes in the central Oregon Cascake Mountains. I hiked the loop trail with my friend Hanne today. Broken Top reflection... Read more
Fall River and Glass Art
Thursday, August 20, 2020      11 comments

I enjoyed a nice hike along Fall River with my friend Martina. I had not seen her since the start of the pandemic. It was a hot muggy day, but we hiked fairly early when the weather was more pleasant. Thunderstorms started as I was driving home.... Read more
Beautiful Mountain Lake
Friday, August 14, 2020      12 comments

Today my friend Hanne and I hiked around beautiful Todd Lake in the Central Oregon Cascade Mountains. We left early in the morning, because the trail is popular; it is scenic and relatively easy. The trail is about 2 1/2 miles; it is fairly at a... Read more
Hiked Twin Bridges
Friday, August 07, 2020      11 comments

On Monday I had a minor surgical procedure to drain the Baker’s cyst behind my knee. The procedure was done under local anesthetic, and went very smoothly. However, both doctors agreed that the main problem is I need knee replacements. I want to... Read more
Easy Summer Hikes
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      12 comments

As I am writing this blog, two little fawns are visiting my front yard. ... Read more
Lava Lake and River walk
Monday, July 13, 2020      8 comments

I enjoyed another couple of beautiful walks. I hiked the trail along lava lake in the Oregon Cascade mountains. The views were very beautiful. Kayak on the lake, with South Sister mountain ... Read more
Nature’s Beauty, and Quiet Weekend
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      14 comments

I had a very quiet weekend over the Fourth of July. On July 3, the Oregon Health Authority said everyone in Oregon should cancel their plans to get together because of the rapid increase in coronavirus cases. So I called my friends to cancel my ... Read more

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