Category Archives: La Vida ‘Loha

Cold Shoulders

The big chill is on. For this past week, we’ve been in the throes of a deep freeze here in Oregon. Today is a bit too nippy even to walk  the dogs.  I lived in Rochester, New York for seven … Continue reading

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Fall Colors Pictorial

The newspaper says we’re not going to see peak fall colors in Portland for another week or ten days, but leaves are already drifting down and filling up the streets.  Here in Aloha, we’re a mite chillier than downtown Portland; … Continue reading

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Fungus Among Us

The Pacific Northwest took a glancing blow this weekend from the remains of a Typhoon.  You may have seen it on the news; but I must say, we got pounded.  At  June Lake, near Mount St. Helens, they got 15 … Continue reading

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Bad Slug Karma

If you’ve got a weak stomach, you can stop reading right now. Personally, I am not the squeamish sort.  My father was a biologist and taught me how to pick up snakes and catch lizards.  He taught me how to … Continue reading

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Two Dog Night

The night sky over Portland was a very busy place last night.  We had a real whiz-banger of a lightning storm; my first since moving to Oregon. When I lived in Boise, it was pretty common to have violent thunderstorms … Continue reading

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Time In, Time Out

  May was a very busy month.  I spent eight days at a Print On Demand (POD) workshop, another four days in Missoula at MISCON for a writer’s conference, and my sister came for a brief visit last weekend.  I’ve … Continue reading

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La Vida ‘Loha: The Frost King Lives

As the girls and I get to know our neighborhood, we’re learning to appreciate it’s every aspect more each day.  The past couple of weeks have been gorgeous, with frozen fog in the morning, giving way to bright winter sunshine … Continue reading

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