Saturday, December 24, 2011

December picture

Zoolights! (We had to pose with the bear family...)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

september's picture

Looks like someone found a geocache...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

August's pic

"Jet Lag at Jardin des Tuileries"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

working cat

Obviously my plan of posting a picture a week was far too ambitious! Let's try once a month. Sigh.

This is the cat who works at the hardware store in Kalama. I would have said he's a good clerk, but he shorted me on change.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

woodland tulips

This week's picture was actually taken last week. :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011


star wars

space needle


Saturday, April 16, 2011

too much?

1. Possible sign of too much shopping:

2. Possible sign of too much creativity when choosing a marker:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

two pics from today

1. From the late morning trip to the nearby metropolis of Castle Rock:

Marie expresses confusion regarding the store hours of this shop (and dismay about not being able to get in on a Saturday).

2. From my bike ride late this afternoon:

My buddy is alive and well.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

blog shift

My blogging for some time now has been in little spurts here and there. I really don't want to delete Views from the Road, but I also don't feel compelled or motivated to write much at this point. Of course that could change down the road. (Ooh, note reference to road.)


I am going to modify an idea I got from Christina and simply post a picture per week. (The picture may or may not be accompanied by words!)

We'll see how it goes.

Here's the picture for this week. (It was taken while geocaching with the fam over spring break.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

it could happen

This past week we saw Christina...

and David...

It is just now occurring to me that we might have a future in Vegas.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

It was fun while it lasted...

...but the rain returned and all of our snow is gone.


Friday, February 18, 2011


Should Smokey really be sitting on a bag of chips in the pantry?

And why does our pantry make us look like junk food junkies?

Monday, February 14, 2011

oh yeah

Quite possibly one of the best Grammy moments of all time...

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nutty McSquirrel...

is still alive and well.

That is all.

Friday, February 4, 2011

christina's new roommate

Gonzo just moved in, making Kermit very happy...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

old friends...

I hadn't seen the two coyotes on the dike for a very long while, but they're back! I managed to get a picture of one of them -- unfortunately a long ways off...

Here's the zoomed in version:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

lots of rain...

...makes for a washed-out hiking trail.

Not complaining though -- it's always nice to get outside.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Five: Books!

This week's Friday Five about books and reading got me motivated to fire up the ol' blog! (Thanks, Jan!)

1. What books have you recently read? Tell us your opinion of them.
For Christmas, Doug (Christina's boyfriend) gave me Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty, a novel about the business side of art. The book features reproductions of artworks which are cleverly worked into the story. It is ultimately a morality tale, and I predict that the novel will be made into a movie in the future. I loooove Steve Martin.

I am in the middle of reading (and enjoying!) The Book of General Ignorance, which was a Christmas gift from Christina. The subtitle is "Everything You Think You Know is Wrong" -- and that pretty much sums up what the book is about! It seems we have all acquired a lot of misinformation during our lives.

2. What books are awaiting your available time to be read?
My next novel will be The Mysterious Benedict Society, which looks like an easy, fun read. David recently purchased it as a book that he and I could share. I'll read it first, since he is up to his eyeballs in college reading.

3. Have any books been recently recommended?
Amazon recommends allllll sorts of books to me. :)

4. What genre of books are your favorite, along with some titles and/or authors you like best?
Hmmm.... my interests are pretty wide, so it's hard to pick a 'favorite'.

5. What have you read lately that you have a strong urge to recommend? (or to condemn?)
My 'stock' recommendation is Willa Cather's My Antonio, consistently in my top 5 books of all time.