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 We love knowing sweet gum trees  grow well in the Pacific Northwest. Also known as Liquid Amber (liquidambar styraciflua), the trees are beautiful. The leaves resemble a maple leaf, but are more deeply lobed and star-shaped.  Due to a recent change, our own sugar gum tree has taken center stage ...
11/07/2020
YouTube Thursdays - Open Your Eyes and Mind to Inspiration   This week, we especially enjoyed a post in the YouTube Thursdays group submitted by Steffy Hristova. Check it out, the colors are beautiful.  Steffy spotted this beautiful flower swaying in the breeze and noticed how local designers and...
11/05/2020
Heinie Warmer for the Winter Months We have native, year-round Anna's hummingbirds living in the woods at our rural home in Camas, Washington. For several winters, we have used a heated feeder to make sure the tiny birds have a reliable source of nectar when the temperatures drop. Otherwise, the ...
11/02/2020
I, Debb, am beyond thrilled to have our San Francisco grandkids back in the area. Some days, I'm just giddy. This weekend, I was giddy-up! This is 12-year old Skyler. She is taking riding lessons from a beautiful place in Sherwood, Oregon, called Rolling Rock Farm. It's about a 50 minute drive fr...
11/01/2020
 Not sure why I'm surprised. This year has been filled with unusual happenings. This Halloween morning, I (Debb), attempted to get a quick video of the soon-to-appear full Blue Moon. Afterall, they only appear on October 31, every nineteen years.  Even though this moon shot was taken this morning...
10/31/2020
YouTube Thursdays - Wonderful, wonderful, you. WSIGWYG  I (Debb) just finished reading a Debe Maxwell, CRS post, 5 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others - Be Unapologetically YOU!    The timing is perfect too, as this recent video from Georgie Hunter is so easy to watch - refreshing. We think...
10/29/2020
 To Think is to Create - October Challenge - Thanks again to Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor and Carol Williams.     In our last post about changes this year,  we mentioned our decision to take a  short business break and focus on Finnegan (our new dog), and other things.  Howev...
10/26/2020
  Friluftsliv (Free-loofts-leev) is a Scandinavian concept which best translates to "fresh air life." Basically, it's enjoying life outdoors. In fact, in Norway kindergartens are, for the most part, held outdoors. As the children are told...   “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!” (Th...
10/24/2020
Last week's YouTube Thursdays featured the importance of thumbnails. It's the first image on a video that either captures a viewer's attention, or not. Many of us get complacent and allow YouTube to randomly choose the thumbnail from a scene in the video.   This week, we chose a selection of thum...
10/22/2020
"...Stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed." ~ Fred Rogers     The first part of this challenge, in June, found us head-over-heels in puppy love and focusing on ...
10/21/2020
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