New critters moved in with us today. My daughter is super excited to be their caretaker and pal…

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Step outside
Let the stars reel around you
Cup your hands
Around a bright flame
In that darkness
Let the heavens confound you
It's all just a story
Even the sound of your name

~ Jeffrey Foucault

Found in my yard this morning…

This winged creature stopped by our backyard last evening… pretty sure it is a falcon…

A day late, but this ash from Mt. St. Helens was a gift from my grandmother 40 years ago when an eruption’s ash settled in Portland. This was from the June 12, 1980 eruption…