I would probably self-identify as a female rural West Coast (of USA) Caucasian, but that wouldn't include, as labels often don't, my journey from a small monocultural mill town to a solo sabbatical in six countries (in '91). Now I'm on to the exciting sojourn of retirement (from full-time worklife five years ago). I love travel and art and aesthetics, as well as almost all cats and dogs I've met. This blog is just for fun and experimenting with the tools. It should be amusing...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

This unusual orange female tabby is up for adoption--isn't she lovely? She's at the Siskiyou Humane Society Adoption Center in Mt. Shasta, CA.

Can you hear the loud roaring of the creek in Lithia Park, Ashland, OR?

And here's one of my yellow squash blossoms (which was supposed to print large in the middle of the page....sigh)...

Goodbye, July!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Here's Heidi and sister Kathi, circa 1954-55, on our front yard in Camas, WA, right near the Columbia River. Numerous cats shared the household as well. About six years later, only my St. Bernard and I were left to migrate to California...


Thursday, July 07, 2011


Kate and Alyssa took these pictures--aren't they cute? We have many more!


Wednesday, July 06, 2011


About the only excuse I have for not posting here is the many more comments I receive for my Facebook page! Maybe the commenting part of this blog deters folks, but I'd sure like to hear a bit from all those red dots all over the globe that show quite a few people have dropped by!?

Meanwhile, our winter has slowly turned to summer (no spring to speak of, ever, around the Mt. Shasta, CA region) and we've finally moved outdoors. So here is a potpourri of pictures from April, 2011 to now, just after the 4th. Enjoy, and drop a note, por favor!