Hello Bloglandia! If you've been wondering where Finn McSpool has been lately, well, he's been in the exact same place at me: Stuck at home with no prospects for travel for a very, very long time thanks to the moronic... [very long rant redacted in exchange for...] Okay, I won't get into the ridiculous embarrassment … Continue reading Finn McSpool Embarks on a Mini-Escape
Hello Bloglandia! It's that time of the week when I've gone scouting around the neighborhood (because where else am i going to go?) to find something that will make you grin. This week's photos not only should bring a smile to your face, but might also make you feel like you've escaped your home and … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part 6
Happy Friday, everyone! It's time for another bit of smile-worthy scenery from my neighborhood. As an update from last week's grin-producing efforts, I still haven't seen another goose family who wants their family photo, but I'm going to keep searching one out. Instead, I've discovered my whole neighborhood has gone overboard with pink blooms. Not … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part Three
Since last week's Friday Smile was so popular I thought I'd make it a regular feature during this time when we could all use a few more grins...and a few more views of something other than our own four walls. After spotting some baby geese several days ago, I went on the hunt for more … Continue reading A Friday Smile – Part Two
Happy Friday!! Just thought everyone could use a smile, so here's a little discovery from this morning's walk that made me grin. So what in the world is going on here? It's a local service that "flamingo bombs" people's yards for birthdays or other special occasions. The birds stick around for a few days, then … Continue reading A Friday Smile
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
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