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Sallie (FullTime-Life)
Florida, Pacific Northwest, and points in between
It is not so much the destination that matters so much as the voyage itself..
Interests: Travel, nature, boating, reading, blogging about it all
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The mini-roadtrip of the week was to Upper Fall Creek, SE of home about 40 miles. This particular loop wasn't as familiar to us as some of the other areas up the McKenzie or Willamette Rivers. Upper Fall Creek It... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Full-time Life
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I'm having computer problems, so this will be a post of few words. Updates (unasked for) caused me to lose all my links and bookmarks. I wish all these computer people could just leave well-enough-alone! I have also been unable... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Nothing much new under the sun this week. Or actually under the rain and gray clouds. Rain is definitely needed, so I'm not feeling sad about it at all. And besides there are photo-worthy skies in the archives. Here are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It's a real feast for the eyes around home this month. From the flamboyant ... to the delicate. From the brightest colors, To the softest pastels All arrayed under clear blue April skies. It's Springtime in Oregon. We are grateful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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The eleventh of April marks an anniversary of sorts for us. One year ago on this date we arrived at home after an earlier-than-planned trip back to Oregon from Florida. (Due to Covid, Oregon felt like a safer place to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Really not very wild at all, but the path where I took a long walk last week is about as wild as we get these days. The area around this section of the river path is a little less-developed than... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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We've been enjoying Spring-like weather for at least a couple of weeks. but the season officially started on March 20. Here's what the first week of Spring looked like around here: In our neighborhood on the paths to the river,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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A year ago this week I wrote about the first day of Spring and how it was different in Florida. This is a mixed bouquet of Florida and Oregon Spring flowers. Mostly Oregon. I really do miss seeing the usual... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Not a lot of pictures from last week, but much to be thankful for. I'm glad for the return to Daylight Savings Time and look forward to late afternoon and evening walking time. East Bank Willamette River Walk, March 2021... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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If it is possible to OD on daffodils I plead guilty. I stop to admire them and take pictures on every walk. And on every country drive, in every park and almost in every yard. It's a harmless addiction, unless... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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The weather forecast for last week called for rain and flooding, but here in our corner of the Willamette Valley we were instead blessed with sunshine and blue skies most days and very little rain. One morning, we went for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Blue skies are always welcome -- especially in late February. And especially when much of the rest of the country and even much of our State is under severe weather watch. But in truth blue skies don't always make the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Happy Early Spring ??? Eugene Oregon February 6 2021 Our weather here in Eugene continues to be a mix of Autumn and Spring. We count our blessings. The early spring flowers above were seen in someone's yard last weekend when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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There was at least some blue sky and mid-day temperatures in the 50s all last week, so we remain pretty darn lucky here in Oregon during our Covid Winter. A little blue sky on a River Walk, early February 2021... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It is rainy and gray today and supposed to get cold toward the end of the week but yesterday .... Yesterday was glorious. The beautiful weather caused us to reconsider our informal "we stay home on weekends" mantra. This time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Still in that holding pattern here and this may remain true for the foreseeable future. But there is always hope. River Walk, January 2021 At the very least there is certainly hope that Spring is somewhere on the horizon. (And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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Last week was a terrible one here in this country. And it really does feel as if we're in a holding pattern -- at least until after January 20, when, I hope, the USA will begin the return to some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It was almost the end of December but there was still Autumn-like weather on our last "Covid-country-drive" of the infamous year just over. Sunshine turned the willows to amber and the blue sky made a beautiful backdrop for hundreds and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at A Full-time Life
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It is going to be a different Christmas this year and not only because it will be wet and gray here in Oregon. But there will be rainbows. Cyndi's photo Christmas Health Love and Cheer be in your hearts throughout... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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Quiet and uneventful this week, yes, but given all the alternatives these days, that is nothing to complain about. Especially when skies are mostly blue and even the winter trees look golden in the sun (and it is December in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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The quick shot below -- taken as we headed west to the Oregon Coast Highway -- made us think we might be heading into one of the most common coastal moods this time of year -- fog and mist (Oregon... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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Pretty pictures and pandemic ponders. "It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world” – Mary Oliver Like many bloggers these days, I'm reaching back for memories of sunny mornings. But they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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Want to buy a post office? Yep, the Lorane post office building, the second smallest we've ever seen, can be yours for only $99,000. We saw the "for sale" sign and looked it up when we got home. The ad... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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We woke up Saturday morning to a beautiful golden day. And not only because of the perfect Autumn weather. This isn't a current news blog by any means, but as I have said often, it is my happy place. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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It wasn't a terribly inspiring week. Boring appointments and other routine unbloggable stuff took up a lot of what ought to be all the time in the world, but somehow is not. The weather cooled down quite suddenly with some... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at A Full-time Life
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