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PATTERNS: MAZATLAN

                         I do love patterns! They are everywhere, from the tiniest quark to the multiverse. We are built from patterns, so it’s no surprise that we as human beings emulate those patterns in our daily lives.  

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THE MARKET: MAZATLAN

                  Mazatlan’s central market is a hub of activity for both tourists and locals. You can buy almost anything there, from clothing to fresh juices, from candy to goat cheese to beans. … Continue reading

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2016 PERSONAL RETROSPECTIVE

People have mixed opinions on 2016: the worst year ever; the most celebrity deaths; the weirdest election to date; the warmest worldwide temperature; etc etc etc. For me, there were a lot of positive things about 2016, a lot of … Continue reading

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SNOW-MAGEDDON 2016, THE STORM THAT SHUT DOWN PORTLAND

                      Yes, it’s true. An inch of snow brought Portland, Oregon to its knees. People took hours to crawl home on the dusted freeways; cars were abandoned after the first slippery slide. All schools and most … Continue reading

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MORE ZUCCHETTA PHOTOS

                 With the onset of rain here in Portland, the zucchetta vines are going crazy. They have snaked throughout my garden and into my trees, dangling their long squash like semi-obscene fruit. The blossoms, still gorgeous, are fewer now, … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SPLENDOR, photographs

                    These photographs were taken on Willamette River houseboats. The temperature was perfect; the sky, clear and blue. The last days of summer are always the sweetest.    

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CAT FACE GATE

                My husband is a carpenter so, as with the shoemaker whose children had no shoes, we often go with out the repairs and remodels he so artfully does for others. Then one day he built … Continue reading

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STAR TREK 50

                50 years later and Bill Shatner is still Captain Kirk.  

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SUMMER ZUCCHETTA BLOSSOMS

                Zucchetta is an heirloom climbing summer squash popular throughout Italy. Firmer than zucchini, its flavor is mild and delicious. The zucchetta plant is extremely prolific, requiring a lot of room for its 15’ runners. My first introduction to Zucchetta was at … Continue reading

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF EARLY SPRING

Spring in Portland, Oregon comes early. February is a magical month, where crocuses bloom and Japanese quince burst their coral buds. It begins with the snowdrops, one unseasonably warm and sunny day, and progresses in between rain storms to a … Continue reading

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