Rare Sightings

Big Horn Sheep During Spring Break, I had to go to Portland for a day.  I have seen the big-horn sheep in the Columbia River Gorge almost every time I’ve been to Portland in the past several ye... Read More

Pphhttttttt!

That’s what this big fellow seems to be saying to the world.  Today, I second that feeling!  Not for any particular reason, just because it’s one of those days. No matter what happens&#8... Read More

Winter

I had a lot of fun playing with this little guy on the Refuge.  I’m not sure exactly what kind of bird he is (I’m going to guess a Junco, but I’m sure my parents will correct me), b... Read More

Trickle Creek Corner

When I go to Cove to visit my parents, I very rarely have time alone to visit places I love from my childhood.  At the end of October, Harley and Katelyn attended the Girls in Science Camp at Eastern... Read More

Buzzzzzzzzzzz . . .

The other day I was wandering around our yard looking at all the work we’ve done.  My favorite shrubs so far are the Butterfly Bushes just because they are so beautiful, and they smell so nice.... Read More

Around the Yard

      I used to hate our retaining wall – especialy when we first put it in and it was just sand and bricks.  I hated how bland it was.  Now, I love love love it!  We have sedum growing i... Read More

Feathered Friend

Aaron and I are trying to attract lots of different birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to our property with the landscaping plants we put in as we work on our yard.  We have a huge covey of quail... Read More

Treasures

I’ve been spending Spring Break (all one day of it) working on little projects I had been putting off.  One of thosse projects was cleaning the hard drive of my laptop; burning pictures to CD, ... Read More