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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

August 9, 2015 Scott Kelby (Lightroom and general photography instructor) says if you want to take beautiful pictures you have to go out and stand in front of beautiful things. The blogging corollary to that is: if you want to blog about interesting things you have to go out and participate in interesting things. I’ve …

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As many of you doubtless know we were blessed with our first grandson, Jurgen, last June. We took a road trip out out to North Riverside (Chicago suburb) to meet him. We then brought our co-mother-in-law Jeanette (who lives in South Africa) back to Portland with us via the Grand Canyon. You can read through my …

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Jon down the street has 4 duck nest boxes; with eggs in one of them! His comment: With all the avian activity in our backyards this week, curiosity finally got the better of me. So I brought out the ladder after work tonight, and took a look inside four of the nest boxes in my …

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My good friend and neighbor Jay is a naturalist (or something; he likes fish and wildlife). He partakes in the Audubon Christmas bird count every year. His  neighbor  (wait, isn’t that me? no the other neighbor – Jon) is another bird guy.  Anyway, Jon gave Jay a duck box to attract a pair of ducks who might want …

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