Moving!

Just a quick note for those of you who have been following this blog for a long time. I’m going to begin moving posts and links over to the Greenwoman Studio website.

I think I’ll eventually set it up so this blog automatically redirects you to my new site. But if you want to keep up with what I’m doing, you should make the jump now.

Hope to see you there!

Where I’ve Been

This year has been a year of experimenting with my on-line presence: trying new social media, setting up new websites, re-posting and cross-posting and dabbling in a lot of new things.

And while I can’t say I’ve made a big splash, I CAN say I’ve learned a lot.

For the past several weeks I’ve been working on the Greenwoman Studio website, and for the most part, I think it’s finished–though it will always be evolving. So if you are still following me, what with all the jumping around I’ve been doing, you might want to wander over there and make a note of the link. The new blog is very similar to this one: I just wanted to put all my interests and activities in one site.

Hope to see you there!

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Creekside: An afternoon at Sain Creek

Yesterday I took my stepkids for a little picnic at Sain Creek (part of the Scoggins Valley Park). Our favorite picnic area is shady, and since it doesn’t really have any fancy amenities, it tends to be less crowded than most other parts of the park.

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The creek is ice cold and clear, perfect for wading or sitting on a big rock and soaking your feet.

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The play of light and shadows over the water was enchanting.

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As were the tree roots hanging over the bank of the creek.

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The afternoon was a nice change of pace; cool, moving water, shadows, green growing things, and a very smart crow who stole some of our potato chips. I didn’t get a picture of the thief: he or she was too fast.

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Haystack Rock and The Needles

I think everyone who lives in Oregon has taken a picture (or twelve) of Haystack Rock. I’m no exception.

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I wouldn’t call this a particularly compelling Haystack Rock picture, but I like the birds flying away from the rock, and the reflection on the water.

There are some tower-like formations to the south of Haystack Rock. According to Wikipedia, they smaller stacks are known, collectively, as “The Needles”. I actually find them more interesting than the main attraction: they’re like some kind of gate posts. I feel like if I could sail a boat between them I might end up somewhere entirely other.

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Magical.