Autumn in Oregon

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Autumn in Oregon heralds our rainiest season of the year. Weather prognosticators promised rain for days. Areas nearby and surrounding us received showers. Sometimes only sprinkles. Our neighborhood received nothing.   Until...last Saturday night. We awoke on Sunday morning with evidence of overnight rain. And we've had several good...let's say heavy showers since.   When…

Catching Up

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With family coming for a visit this past weekend, we decided it was time to work on catching up on a bit of housekeeping. This would be my first serious effort at helping Husband Bob do household chores. I'm happy to report my catching up on housework exercise worked out A-OK for a newbie (that's…

Stormy Weather

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Last evening the kitties and I enjoyed the thunderstorms in our area. The kitties probably didn't enjoy the stormy weather as much as I did. The image above, shared by our local TV station, KOIN, shows the storm system moving over the Portland area.  We were among the fortunate who escaped damage to property or…

Cottonwood Season

Summer "snow" is falling. Our patio and drive look as if snow fell overnight. The winds are blowing it here and there. Bob will have a mess to clean up. Our best hope is rain to eliminate the accumulation on the ground and dirt areas of our property. That should rule out the possibility of…

Summer Begins?

As I sit here in my hoodie and long pants, the question on this first day of summer remains, "Summer begins?" For days, we've been in a weather cycle of cool temps, scattered drizzles, and no sun until mid-afternoon. Does that sound like summer? Granted our daisies are blooming. Today Bob found buds on some…