Archive for 'Scenery'
Up we go to the top of the tree….

Up we go to the top of the tree….

Posted 29 June 2010 | By | Categories: Flora and Fauna, Scenery | 2 Comments

Our neighbor has some surprises in store for us when we return.  She’s doing some major landscaping and tree removal on the hillside behind us. Just so everyone knows that I am watching…here is the” before” picture of the back hillside.  This is the current view from our kitchen, dining room and deck.  This hillside [...]

It’s a Whole New Day

It’s a Whole New Day

Posted 21 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 7 Comments

We’re about a week and a half away from the Great Departure.  It seems like I’ve been making this trip for the last four or five months…going over the maps, looking at the camping books, measuring the driving days, looking at the area’s attractions, checking the campgrounds, going back over the maps, thinking about the [...]

Shake-down Cruise

Shake-down Cruise

Posted 20 June 2010 | By | Categories: Scenery, Travels | No Comments

We’re counting down to our big adventure.  Eleven days until we hit the road.  Sure…LOTS of people have trailers and take off for months at a time, but this certainly is something I didn’t think I would ever be doing.   But when I looked in the rear view mirror last weekend it became a reality. [...]

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

California Poppy on my Bike Ride

Posted 06 April 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Pictures, Scenery | No Comments
Arcata Marsh

Arcata Marsh

Posted 23 March 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery | No Comments

It was spring here in Arcata this morning.  The windless-weather prompted a nice long walk, with camera in hand, down to the Arcata Marsh.  Residents call it “the marsh” but it is officially  known as The Arcata Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s a pretty special place — habitat for [...]

Daffodils Along My Ride and a Woodsworth Poem from 1804

Daffodils Along My Ride and a Woodsworth Poem from 1804

Posted 21 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Scenery | 5 Comments

I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretch’d in never-ending [...]

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Avery Island Pepper Plants

Posted 08 February 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Scenery, Travels | 1 Comment

This past October we took a cross country train trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder, Capitol Limited,  Acela,  Crescent and the City of New Orleans.  We stopped in  Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and New Orleans, before getting  back to Portland and our car.   When we got to New Orleans we rented a car for [...]

When it doesn’t rain….

When it doesn’t rain….

Posted 31 January 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Family, Scenery | 3 Comments

We are finally receiving some much needed rain.  Last year we had something like13 inches of rain with normal being perhaps 25.  Those of us who use the streets and trails for exercise got rather spoiled by not having the rain to hamper our outings.  I normally take a long ride on Sundays…22 round trip [...]

Changing the Subject

Changing the Subject

Posted 22 November 2008 | By | Categories: Scenery | No Comments

I’m tired of looking at the thumb when I open “Today In…”

Chicago!

Chicago!

Posted 30 October 2008 | By | Categories: Scenery, Travels | 3 Comments

We’ve arrived.  This is the view from our humble hotel downtown.  That’s the new Trump Tower on the left.  When Durry was last here in Chicago the Sun-Times Building was being being destroyed to make way for Trump’s tallest building.  The little round building peaking up on the right is one of the Marina Towers….they [...]