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Weekly Photo Challenge: “roygbiv” light as a feather

Light… as a feather, Prismatic plumage bursts apart color. Each shaft… anchored to lift Birds. Rainbow fragments… released into flight. Weekly Photo Challenge:“roygbiv”

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Brain Pollen

I’ve been out buzzing across fields of cyberspace for quite some time now collecting brain pollen: Particles of information picked up here and there, carried home, and stored in neat … Continue reading

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UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 12 ~ Pollinator Portraits

Established in 2006 by the U.S. Senate, National Pollinator Week commemorates pollinators and the indispensable services they provide.  It’s a time to celebrate pollinators and to raise awareness of the … Continue reading

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UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers

About- … A blog challenge where you can share thoughts about  ecological/ environmental topics inspired by ongoing themes. As a Chronicler, share comments, write accounts of important natural history events… and add … Continue reading


Read this before you buy 4th of July Fireworks.

This is an article that I hope many will read and have the reaction- “Why didn’t I think of this?” Hopefully, it will influence what you won’t buy to celebrate … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 12 ~ Pollinator Portraits

Pollinator Portraits- Day pollinators on wildflowers  at Jackson Bottom Wetland in Hillsboro, Oregon: Beyond the crucial ecosystem services they provide, pollinators are a diverse and fascinating group of animals in … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 9 Comments

Now there’s something to think about…

I love taking classes… especially when instructors generate “aha” moments. Those are added bonuses that I take away, and can’t wait to share with others. Adding powerful, memorable visuals to learning experiences … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 9 Comments

Mason Bee 101

Ask questions… Imagine walking along a nature trail. The shelter where you plan to eat lunch is easily recognized. But you wonder…”What are those three boxes mounted on the poles?” Hike … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Off Season” at Cape Lookout

This week’s challenge provided the perfect excuse to pull some “Off Season” camping photos out of the archives. I thought the opportunity for sharing these was long gone… glad to find I was … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

World Oceans Day- reblog

Another report proclaiming how critically stressed Earth’s oceans remain- The WWF posted reports on Twitter today that caught my attention, and reminded me of the post I wrote last year for … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

I Shall Remember That Day Vividly- West Coast twin

I felt an instant sense of deja vu! My photo is the West Coast twin for Eye Candy Visionz post for the Weekly Photo Challenge “Vivid.” These photos were shot while kayaking … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 11 Comments


Vivid New Grocery Bag I’m participating in the “Better Bag” Challenge for World Ocean Day by adding a vivid new bag to my collection. Not only do my groceries come home … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 12 Comments

UNLESS… Earth-friendly Chroniclers: Challenge 11 ~ “Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet”

It’s June- This month we have a potpourri of Challenge topics to share thoughts about: World Oceans Day, Pollinator Week. World Oceans Day 2015 theme: Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 18 Comments

“I-Spy” Raspberry Rambles

Ramble ONE- Raspberries My garden book says that raspberries … grow like weeds, literally. That is no exaggeration. We planted raspberries in one raised garden box last spring and ended up … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

There are many miles of highway between there and home… Curvy- Split- Steep graded- Two laned- Under construction- Congested- Long- and Dark. There… for this trip was Mesa, Arizona. Home… is near Portland, … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 16 Comments

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