Category Archives: Unexpected

Leeks with Hats

Leeks with Hats

I am easily entertained.  There is no question about that.

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Oh, Those Dog Rolls

Oh, Those Dog Rolls

My dog Winnie loves to sleep! Her favorite place to sleep is on my daughter’s bed, but she only sleeps there if my daughter is with her. She doesn’t like to be alone!

During the day she sleeps on the chair in the dining room, that way she can be as close to us as possible.Continue Reading

Cyclamen – The Upside Down Flower

Cyclamen – The Upside Down Flower

So I have had this lovely little Cyclamen houseplant since mid-December.  It was a gift from one of my bookkeeping clients and is a new plant for me.  It bloomed throughout December on my kitchen windowsill, but apparently I wasn’t really watching what this little plant was up to.

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Unique Trees

Unique Trees

All the nice weather we have been having makes me think of gardens and landscapes. I love to work outside, and feel the sun. Lately, I have been picking up branches from my trees, and just looking at how magnificent they are.Continue Reading

Line Rider – Let’s Go Sledding!

Line Rider – Let’s Go Sledding!

In the spirit of winter fun, this is a gift I give to you. You’ve been working hard and you could use a short break. Line Rider is a game I un-apologetically wasted a lot of time on in 2006. It’s simple but addicting too…you draw a line and then let the little scarfed sledder ride your line!  Easy, right?Continue Reading

A Simple Thanksgiving Message

A Simple Thanksgiving Message

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It Took a $5 Rummage Sale Chair to get Boyd to Propose

It Took a $5 Rummage Sale Chair to get Boyd to Propose

It was 1990 and Boyd and I had been dating for around 3 years.  At about the 2 year mark, while I was out-of-town, he asked my parents if he could marry me.  At about the year 2-1/2 mark he apparently was still wracked with indecision so I broke up with him.Continue Reading

Bed Hog Dog

Bed Hog Dog

The other night Isak watched the most recent Transformers movie on DVD.  Oreo usually likes to hang out in the living room with us when there are people in there.  It’s a pack thing.  This movie is just a series of explosions though.  Oreo can’t stand explosions so he was hiding in the office with me.  I can’t stand explosions either.  OK – I’m not that bad, but I was sitting this movie out.  By the time the movie was finally over, Oreo was so tired from the 2+ hrs of battle (and I think possibly rather frustrated at not getting living room hang out time where he could nap with the pack) that he followed Isak into Isak’s room and made himself comfortable on Isak’s bed…..with no intention of moving. Continue Reading

Random Fails and Comedy

Random Fails and Comedy

Life is crazy sometimes…. OK most of the time.  I managed to actually photograph a handful of things I had to laugh about this last week.  Continue Reading

Halloween Haunted House Tour

Halloween Haunted House Tour

Welcome to the haunted house! Watch your step, and I hope to see you on the other side!Continue Reading

White Tights Rant

White Tights Rant

The final piece of my Halloween costume is apparently something that is highly undesirable in October of the year 2014.  I’m so not current with fashion trends I really thought I could go to the store and buy nice thick white cotton tights.  Continue Reading

The Davis Graveyard is a Halloween Must Do

The Davis Graveyard is a Halloween Must Do

Last October Tammy was telling us about this amazing house that was totally decked out for Halloween.  She insisted that we just had to go and see the yard.  I was figuring it was somewhere in our neighborhood and was probably just filled with inflatables and misc spooky decor from Target.  I’m not a big fan of Halloween in general, and as it turned out this house was a good 40 minutes away.   I finally did agree to go so as to not be a total stick-in-the-mud.

It was amazing and TOTALLY WORTH THE DRIVE!Continue Reading

Just a Little Texture

Just a Little Texture

Sometimes I just feel like taking pictures of random textured things. Where a dead tree can still come to life in a frame, or a forgotten bolt can take center stage. Even trash can look treasured!Continue Reading

The Roosters of Winlock

The Roosters of Winlock

Boyd, Trish and I went to Winlock, Washington to check out the small town and the rooster statues they have there. I just adore small towns and the beautiful architecture of the old buildings in them. I dream of living in a small town some day, where the people all know me by name.Continue Reading

Are Dandelions Good or Evil?

Are Dandelions Good or Evil?

Dandelions, you’ve got to hate them, right! Oh, man are they a bother! One small wind gust and your yard is done for!Continue Reading

Mothers Day Magic!

Mothers Day Magic!

Happy Mothers Day!!!  I had such a wonderful day today! This morning I accidentally overheard my daughter talking to my hubby about buying me some flowers at the store when we stopped to get my mother her gift. I didn’t say anything, butContinue Reading

Praying Mantis Eggs

Praying Mantis Eggs

When I was in line checking out at Farmington Gardens I noticed a sign saying that they had praying mantis eggs for sale. So I asked about them.Continue Reading

Oh, Deer

Oh, Deer

Oh, my gosh isn’t this deer so cute. She was so friendly. We were camping and she just came up to visitContinue Reading

The Cute Twin Racoons

The Cute Twin Racoons

Just look at them, aren’t they cute!

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Tulip Love and Other May Flowers

Tulip Love and Other May Flowers

Boyd and I just noticed today that these tulips have grown in a very unique way and seem to have a little something going on.Continue Reading

A Special Bird Treat

A Special Bird Treat

This sweet little bird was in the parking lot looking for a special treat. I loved the inquisitive look on his face when he found something floating in the water.Continue Reading

I Have an Idea

After hiking through a small part of the expansive Forest Park I had a great idea.   Ice cream.  OK, so it was Boyd’s idea.Continue Reading

My Husband Got to be God Today

My Husband Got to be God Today

While I was making dinner my husband came in with a huge smile on his face. I looked at him weird and asked him what he was up to. He went on to inform me that he just got to play God.Continue Reading

The Best Fish for that Fish Story

The Best Fish for that Fish Story

Imagine my surprise when I looked at my pictures and I saw this!Continue Reading

Fun Surprise Pictures on My Camera

Fun Surprise Pictures on My Camera

I love to take pictures, I love to look at pictures, and I especially love to find surprise pictures on my camera. Every once in a while my daughter will ask if she can use my camera to take some pictures. I love it when she brings it back and it is full of fun shots that I would have missed. Continue Reading

Who’s Making All That Racket?!

Who’s Making All That Racket?!

I’m not sure what the woodpeckers get out of pecking on metal. If it is a desperate cry for attention or what?Continue Reading

Sea Foam

Sea Foam

I have gone to the beach all my life and have never seen sea foam quite like this!Continue Reading

Snow Day!

Snow Day!

I had just about given up on my hopes for snow this winter.  Mt. Hood didn’t even get much snow so it’s not like I should be expecting a whole lot of school-closing precipitation down on the valley floor.Continue Reading

Blue Eyed Horse

Blue Eyed Horse

So imagine my surprise when I pulled out my camera to take a picture of this sweet horse and through my camera lens I could tell that he had a blue eye.Continue Reading

Crop Circles

Crop Circles

Flying into Dallas, Texas offered this really cool view of alien life forms at work…..because you know aliens are all about this sort of thing.  Continue Reading

Mushroom Town

Mushroom Town

I looked out my window today to find a little town had sprung up in my lawn.Continue Reading

Frozen River

Frozen River

Winter always brings many fun surprises. On a normal day I am drawn to rivers. I love the way they sound and the constant flow of water racing down the bank on its way to a new location. While driving home from Leavenworth, WA I looked out my window and saw this amazing river with large ice chunks broken and floating on the top.

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But I Love Books Made from Trees

But I Love Books Made from Trees

I’ve been in a really fun book club for about 3 years now and despite the wide range of ages and personalities and tech savviness it seems that most of the group own Kindles or some kind of digital reading device.   I have been one of the last of the hold-outs. Continue Reading

Our Snowman Snow Globe Goes Hollywood

Our Snowman Snow Globe Goes Hollywood

Boyd did a little video shoot with our adorable little snow globe.Continue Reading

On the Road to Warm Springs

On the Road to Warm Springs

Boyd was on his way to a video shoot and captured some photos while he was driving…this is not encouraged. Continue Reading