A deer came up our path and pooped just outside our gate. Those little round brownish pellets in the middle of this picture are deer poop. The nearest nesting pair of black oystercatchers were out on the sand with their youngster. The bird at left is an adult (one of the parents. The one in … Continue reading LATELY BIRDS
This is me in 1954, I think. My mother took this photo. Today is National Parents' Day. My family has been visiting this beach for 110 years. The only way to get here used to be on the beach. My great grand aunts purchased the property in 1911 precisely because it was so difficult to get … Continue reading PARENTS DAY
The largest fire in the nation is burning south of us. The Bootleg Fire has destroyed nearly 400,000 acres, the third largest fire in Oregon history, and it merged with another fire on the 19th. It is only 38% contained. We have a family member currently fighting that fire. On top of that, firefighters have … Continue reading BEACH FIRE
"Write about a time when you chose to push against despair and bleakness. How did love, humor, and hope persist despite dire circumstances?"—writing prompt from Arundhati Roy We've only been seeing one black oystercatcher, here taking a bath, in the creek on our walk north. There were three last month. We hope that means a … Continue reading WHEELCHAIR
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (House Television via AP) An adherent of the philosophy of nonviolence, Lewis was beaten by mobs and arrested 24 times. from Letters from an American by Heather … Continue reading GOOD TROUBLE
I thought I knew what I was doing . . .
Try to remember.
As the ravens raise three, surely I am grateful for my two.
Sometimes we are completely satisfied with simply having survived fireworks and going for a walk.