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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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We took yesterday off -- a rare thing on a weekend. The weekend part is rare only because we usually choose to go places on weekdays, leaving Saturday and Sunday for people who work the rest of the week (as... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Full-time Life
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We stayed close to home last week because we're busy rebuilding our own nest. But one day we stopped to visit our Eagle neighbors at theirs. (We were on the way to the big-box home improvement store, as nobody will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2023 at A Full-time Life
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All about the birds today -- and our get-away to go see them. We actually took a few days off from our restoration work at the end of last month. It was a lovely time, made even lovelier because it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2023 at A Full-time Life
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We're making a different kind of memories this Christmas Season here at the Canal Cottage -- not necessarily photo-worthy ones, but certainly days we will remember! Meanwhile, here are some memories from the not-too-distant past -- Holiday getaways from other... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Just one pretty picture from the road before we get down to business: Most of the time this blog is my happy place and I don't have to work hard at all to find the joy. There's lots of blog-worthy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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.... both at the Canal Cottage in real life and posting all about it here in blogland. Our calm and peaceful Oregon backyard, early October (around the time we were learning about the hurricane damage to our winter home in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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We can't quite decide here in Eugene whether it is Autumn or late Summer. Stella de Oro Daylily Colorful flowers are still blooming in the neighborhood ... But the squirrels are busy gathering as many acorns as they can. Skies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Here at home in Oregon, the sun is shining, temperatures are still late summer-like and flowers are still blooming. But my head has been in Florida thinking about the after-effects of Hurricane Ian. So many people in the Fort Myers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Happy October! Oregon October 2022 What in the world happened to September? I missed a couple of weeks here in blog land for no particular reason -- we were busy with appointments and family. And we read books and watched... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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We have been under a smoke advisory here in our part of the Valley and by Friday I had reached the point where I just needed to get outside. The smoky conditions here are because of the Cedar Creek wildfire... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Country Road - Benton County Oregon We took a backroad drive one day last week with no particular destination. We're still having hot summer days and walks have been limited so it was good to get outside. There's some smoke... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Same ocean, same trip as last week.... but we didn't spend quite all the weekend gazing at the beautiful Pacific. (A lot of it though -- and who could blame us?) Shore Acres State Park is where I took most... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Yes it is absolutely true -- the Pacific Ocean is still there. We can personally verify it since we just returned from a lovely weekend getaway to Oregon's South Coast. There was sunshine! We stayed in Coos Bay -- at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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What is as rare as a perfect day ... in August! We had a couple of 75 degree afternoons last week. Even a walk along a city sidewalk looked good. But it's even better when that street leads to the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Last week we drove to the Coast, just for a day trip. It's only about 60 miles from home to Florence and from there just a few miles either North or South until you (usually) get a good view of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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We have been living under a heat dome lately. So hot! But it is supposed to be moderating a bit this week. I took the screen shot below from Thursday's local paper: The line under the icons reads: Thursday Sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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We should have visited the Owen Rose Garden last month because June is the height of the season for these beautiful flowers. But even in mid-July and with all the hot days we've had, there were still some perfect blossoms... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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The (best) walk of the week started at the Goodpasture Island Road entrance to Eugene's Delta Ponds. Great walk for photos, not for exercise -- I stop a lot! Great Blue Heron That's OK though because I'd rather take pictures.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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It's been five weeks since my last blog post and it's good to be back. Morning Sky on our last day at the Canal Cottage One busy week to close up the Canal Cottage and prep for our cross-country trip.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Our season in Florida is drawing to a close. This week we'll be getting ready to close up the house and getting the car and tiny trailer ready to head for Oregon -- and then we'll be doing exactly that.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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May really is a pretty month here. The moods of the sky are fascinating and every morning walk is different. Last week's morning walks at home We stay busy indoors during the hot (and sometimes rainy) part of the day,... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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-- and other news from last week. The bird of the week at the neighborhood pond was this Little Blue Heron. Early in the week when it hadn't rained for a few days, the pond was almost completely dry, but... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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We didn't cover a lot of distance last week but there still a lot of pictures. All taken last week on early morning walks right here in the neighborhood. May mornings are lovely but the days heat up rapidly here... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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.. and a computer on which to download its contents. Life is good. This morning ... looking East from the back-porch: SUNRISE: Like sunset in reverse, but without the wine. Osprey seen on a hot day's drive in the Babcock-Webb... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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Happy to be back from an unintended vacation from blogging. We have been busy and well -- the time away was caused by computer failure. My poor PC gave up the ghost! After several trips to the "not-quite-as-Best-as-it-used-to-be" store, my... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at A Full-time Life
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