Category Archives: Washington State

Grain Harvest in Walla Walla Valley and Surrounding Hills

This is wheat harvest shot from my back porch in 2018. I haven’t posted to my blog for a few months and much of the procedure has changed.  I have to learn how again!  

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A link about Alaska brown bears. Continue reading

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“The Beauty Around Me” is this week’s theme for my flower photography group. I think the admins are all Seventh-day Adventists, but preaching on the site is minimal. We just do flowers. The group name is FLOWERS FROM ALL OVER … Continue reading

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Morning temps in the teens and low twenties here these days. Until a couple of days ago, the mums were still holding up, so I brought in a large armload, hoping some could be used in the pulpit flower arrangement.  … Continue reading

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Cooper Point Sunset – Aug 24, 2015 Tom Bigley Squint your eyes, and read the signature on this grand photo.  Tom and Joan Bigley regularly and now and then send photos of the ever-changing view from their front deck. Via … Continue reading

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Pussy Willows!  Responding to spring’s Chinook winds here in the Walla Walla Valley, and waving a last goodbye to winter’s snow, Pussy Willows are welcome  indeed. Yesterday, my friend, Brenda, placed an armload of the long willow stems in the … Continue reading

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My excitement for today:  my first two domains (.com’s), hosted by BlueHost, are about to go live.  One will continue the theme, “Come Smile With Me”.  The other will continue the theme of my history/travel book,  Yarns Beyond the Bend. … Continue reading

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