20
Sep
17

a gentle start to the season…

the first, much needed, rains of Fall gently filled this little waterfall near the Columbia River Gorge. The rain is helping put out a raging forest fire east of Portland (Oregon).

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19
Sep
17

taking the time…

to take in the beauty…transitions are taking place. I am not, just yet, letting go of the Summer’s fest of roses in the garden. 

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18
Sep
17

Reaching out…

“Our job on earth isn’t to criticize, reject, or judge. Our purpose is to offer a helping hand, compassion, and mercy. We are to do unto others as we hope they would do unto us.” Dana Acuri 

17
Sep
17

Maintaining the balance…

“People favor underdogs, but follow only top dogs.  Fight for a few underdogs anyway.” Kent M. Keith

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17
Sep
17

solitary…

Warrior Point Lighthouse (built 1889) situated on Sauvie Island along the Columbia River to warn incoming ships of a bedrock reef that juts out from Sauvie Island into the Columbia River. As many as 2000 large cargo ships pass by this small lighthouse into Portland, Oregon each year.

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16
Sep
17

along the garden path…

“I haven’t much time to be fond of anything … but when I have a moment’s fondness to bestow, most times … the roses get it. I began my life among them in my father’s nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can. Yes. One of these days, I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses.” Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

15
Sep
17

tightrope to the rose…

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” Eric Hoffer

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