August

August is a beautiful time of the year. The rest of the calendar waits for August. Like honey it arrives so slowly, and lasts never quite long enough… but while August is here the indulgences that might have to be stolen the rest of the year are welcome, right and timely. The ice cream outing…

Walking with a 2-year old

She whose name means “wild, natural and beautiful” in this red poncho picture soaked her clothes with a sneaker wave at Pacific City, and like a true champion, rode home in her underpants without a complaint. My youngest daughter is 2 and a half.  I get several quality hours with just her a couple times…

Learning a little about Chimney swifts

  At first  I thought there was a very squeaky thing in our chimney that would make squeaky noises, maybe because the wind blew, like a fan or something.  Then it became more organic sounding. And then one night we scared each other suggesting that they were BATS!  WOOOO! But they sometimes tweeted like little…