Hello Bloglandia! Well, the calendar has gone and done it again. It's dragged me kicking and screaming into my least favorite season of them all. Fall - or should I say foul? - means mucky leaves, darkening days, and trying to figure out people's bizarre obsession with pumpkin spice everything. However, this fall does bring … Continue reading Fall for the Complete Series of Domna
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
urban hiking and outdoor activities await at Tryon Creek State Park in Portland, Oregon. Article includes the history of the park and photos of the hiking trails and bridges.
After all the book sales, reading competitions, and hunting for book bargains lately, Finn McSpool decided it was time to take a break from all that smarty pants literary stuff and head out for a round of bagpiping-haggis-muching-caber-tossing fun. Luckily, the Portland Highland Games fit the bill to a T and they just happened to be … Continue reading Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games
Finn McSpool filled his bags at the Wedding Library of Milwaukie Annual Book Sale.
Beastie Finn McSpool travels north to Seward, Alaska to visit Exit Glacier, hike at Kenai lake, wrestle bears, meet moose, and explore a Coast Guard ship.
Ugh. Can I just say ugh? I've been having to read all day long for the past three days. What!? Why aren't you giving me sympathetic pats on the back and saying, "There, there, it'll be okay. You'll get through this." ??? Maybe I should explain to those of you out there who would love … Continue reading Reading All Day: Not As Fun As It Sounds
After a few false starts, spring is truly getting underway now in Portland -- actually, it seems we've skipped over spring altogether and launched right into summer! Regardless, winter's well over and that means my garden turning into a jungle. Unfortunately, I'm also dealing with a certain stripey pest problem... Classified in scientific terms as … Continue reading A Monstrous Pest Problem in My Fruity Garden
Happy belated birthday to me. Happy belated birthday to me. And you know the rest. That's right, last week was my birthday. Sorry, my abacus is broken so I can't calculate how old I am, but I can tell you my birthday is also the first birthday of Tammie & David Beasties as well as … Continue reading It’s a Beastie-Filled Birthday Party