Archive for May, 2014

Backyard in Bloom

The area we reworked after our landscape design class a couple of years ago has finally begun to mature.  Thinning trees on the east side of the yard has helped the shrubs get just enough sunlight to fill out and the rhoddies have luscious blooms.


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Front Yard Re-Do

It’s officially summer… once Trisha adds flowers to the front window boxes.  I think our front entrance is finally set for a couple of years.  We like the dish rock next to the drive, the climbing hydrangea to the right of the front door has established itself, and the Japanese maples –after their fall pruning– look great.


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Another Birds Puzzle

Probably too easy… just 500 pieces.  Still, a cute scene and nice birds.


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Mt. Si Senior Tournament

OK, I played poorly.  No other way to say it.  Shot 88 and 87 (ten shots worse than last year) and only hit eight fairways in thirty-six holes.  Geez.  I did manage to collect myself and shoot five-over par the final eleven holes… but too little, too late.  However, the weather was perfect: mild, slight overcast.  There were a few new-born geese roaming the course and lovely blooms on the rhododendrons.  One of the good things about golf is the scenery is usually great.


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Dogs and Ducks Puzzle

This one was easy.  With large pieces and lots a distinct patterns we blew through this puzzle in three days.  It is cute, though.



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Work Must Go On

With a new dish rock in place in the front yard and plants in waiting, we didn’t let intermittent showers stop us from working.  And I found a new use for my golf cart and umbrella.


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Whew! Summer Day on May 1st

Record high for May  1; very toasty for North Bend any time.May1_rec_temp

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