Tour de Fleece 2014

Well, I thought I was gonna be posting almost every day of the Tour de Fleece.  You know, the yearly event for handspinners that coincides with the Tour de France. The idea is to challenge yourself to a spinning project or projects and “ride” the same days as the Tour de France riders ride. Continue reading

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The Great Oregon Steam-Up 2014, Part One

Last Saturday, Nolemana and I drove down to Brooks, Oregon, for the 2014 Great Oregon Steam-Up at the Antique Powerland Museum.  We used to take Nolemana’s dad, Roy-san, there every year, and he absolutely loved it.  Being an old farm boy, he’d actually used many of the tractors and equipment that was displayed.  He was kinda in tractor heaven, seeing all of the steam-powered equipment.

Nolemana and I hadn’t been to the Steam-Up since a couple of years before Roy-san, and this year we decided to go in his memory. Continue reading

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Here, Kitty Kitty Kitty!

I was up late; it was hot outside and I had the sliding glass door open small kine.  I was just getting ready to take my shower when I heard a rustling noise outside; so I grabbed my camera, made sure I had a memory card in it (!), and turned on the outside light.

Good thing I was extra quiet!!  Cuz guess what I saw nosing around in the fallen bird seed and suet!

Yep!  Pepe le Pew!

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I very, very, very, quietly snapped another photo, anden, equally quietly, closed the sliding glass door.  Just as I did, Pepe ran off without leaving me a hauna offering.

I’ve never been this close to a skunk before!

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Finding Spiritual Whitespace – A Review


I’ve been following Bonnie Gray over at Faith for several years now and have been always blessed by Bonnie’s words. So when her book came out, I was eager to read it. I have been fortunate to be part of Bonnie’s book launch team and to be in community with other readers and bloggers in the group. Continue reading

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A wonderful surprise today.

Today I was driving down my driveway on the way to the gym. Went around the corner and there was a young doe staring at me! But Iʻd forgotten my cell phone. Of all the times to forget it. So hoping against hope, I backed up (not an easy task on a curve with an 18% grade!), hurried back into the house and grabbed my cell phone, and went back out.

This time I went down much slower, and thought Iʻd missed her altogether. But nope, she was still there. When she saw me, she decided to leave. I wished Iʻd brought my good camera but didnʻt want to leave it in my car or locker at the gym.

Can you see her down there?


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Montana Road Trip 2010, Part Twenty-Two

Eh howzit!  U like go Montana again?  Kʻden.  We go!

We’re still driving mauka/South on Highway 89, and just about to come into the tiny town of Clyde Park.  Population 288.


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Throwback Thursday Numbah Five

This photo of my beloved brother and me was taken in the front yard of our hale on Alani Drive. We were close then and have remained close all of our lives. I adored him then and adore him now.

We loved the rock behind us; we’d climb up on it and jump down. Family members would pose on or in front of it, and it was a huge part of our lives growing up.  Sometimes we’d pick at the lichen on it, and there was an indentation in the top of it where water would collect.   It was a wonderful addition to our yard, and we called it “the bottom rock”, meaning it was at the bottom of our yard.  So original, yeah?

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