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I’m back, my friends! As you may have noticed, I took the summer off from blogging. The reason I did this was to give myself, and you, a break. I was beginning to feel like my blog posts were the exact same, year after year. Also, I promised Linda I would do more to helpContinue reading “THE SOUTHERNER IS BACK!”


Usually when I post something about us having visitors, it means we’ve had the pleasure of seeing a new, unusual bird. This time, however, it means that we have had actual HUMAN visitors! Linda and I both were beyond delighted when our very best friends from North Carolina, Mike and Scott, came here to YakimaContinue reading “VISITORS”


THE SOUND OF SUMMER This week I am sharing a video from a couple years ago when Linda and I made our trip Back East to visit relatives and friends. Ever since we moved to Yakima, I have missed out on one thing that was ever-present during the summer in North Carolina. I am talkingContinue reading “IN A CLOSEUP MOOD”


This past week it’s all been about two things: the heat, and my birthday! The Pacific Northwest is in the middle of what is called a “heat dome”. I found an article on the Washington Post website (click here to read the whole article) that states a “heat dome” can form “when the summer sunContinue reading ““…GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN””


As predicted, the weather has really warmed up now and it is HOT! But it’s going to get even hotter. Next Sunday is my birthday and it is going to be a doozy. I remember my Daddy telling me that the summer I was born was the hottest they had seen in a long time.Continue reading “HEAT IS HERE”