Reid Wiseman is posting some amazing pictures on Twitter — a recommended follow.
Yuna is back after a summer at home and travelling abroad. This is our fourth year having Yuna in our family as she attends school in America.
We’re glad Yuna is “home” again and wish her the best as she completes her high school years!
After going to an orchid show in Sacramento a couple of years ago, I’ve developed a soft spot for orchids. We have more than a few plants on our kitchen drainboard. I think maybe five of them are orchids.
If only I could make the Christmas cactus happy, too. I wonder, if I spent even a portion of the time I did learning about orchids, I bet I could.
Do you have a favorite house plant?
We’re proud of Jamison and the awesome young man he’s growing up to be.
Here’s to a great school year!
Labor Day afternoon, we kayaked the Willamette, embarking at Willamette Park. The river was lower than the last time.1 The northern dock wasn’t in the water until its end and we weren’t able to go between Hardtack and East islands. Instead, we crossed closer to the floating houses and went father around the islands before deciding to turn around. Along the way, we watched the other paddlers, the bicyclists on the river path, and the train. We heard those at Oaks Parks screaming as their rides swung around.2
I’m even more convinced than ever that I need my own kayak.
My August Bicycling Accomplishments
- I biked all but four days in August, including biking every weekday to work.
- I didn’t quite hit my monthly record, but 462 miles is within 9 miles of it. Close enough! ;-)
- I hit 2,000 miles so far for the calendar year. At this rate, 3,000 miles for the calendar year should be quite doable.
- I biked 3,647 miles in the past 12 months! Wow! Is that right? 4,052 – 407. I guess so. =:-o
- I continued to take more pictures while on bike rides. Here are some of my favorites from August:
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|462||Biked in August1|
|2,130||Biked in 20142|
|3,647||Biked in the last 12 months|
|4,127||Biked on Sage3|
How is your 2014 so far on the bike?
This afternoon, we went downtown Portland for Art in the Pearl. So many different ways to make art! Here are a few of my favorite artists from the show:
- Marty Hulsebos, warm-toned black and white photography
- Jeffrey Zachmann, really cool kinetic sculpture, most appropriate for wall mounting
- Two Tone Studios, contemporary glass design
- Renee Hartig, contemporary landscape oil painting
- Nick Wroblewski, woodcut prints
- HarmstonArts, original hand-pulled serigraphs
- Chris Dahlquist, photography
I’m looking forward to visiting again next year.
I’ve been using Instagram a little more recently. I love it’s editor — simple yet effective enough. These are a few snaps from the past couple of days.