i always feel like

Birch eyes are creepy and awesome at once.

make a little birdhouse in your soul


Every time I spy this birdhouse in our yard, I start singing.

sun maple

sun maple

We spent yesterday raking leaves. This maple still has the majority of its leaves and yet we still filled 66 gallons full of the leaves it’s already dropped.

This is my favorite red. I love the maples.

Not Even Close to Every Day in My: Old Robe Trail

Last weekend my camera media stopped working. No media, no photos. I ordered new media, but until it arrived I was stuck. My Every Day in May project — stuck. I am a little sad about that, but I think that I may have started to break through on my issues carrying the camera around with me and simply… taking photos. I am going to try to keep it up.

After spending the early afternoon with a friend, I arrived home and decided to find a cool place to take the dogs on a short hike. We ended up at the (relatively) nearby Old Robe Trail/Robe Canyon Historic Park. We did not hike all the way down due to time constraints and a very hot pug, but we had a fun time.

The trail is pretty narrow with lots of switchbacks and steep dropoffs. I was a little paranoid that Boris would step poorly and fall to his certain death. I kept him on a very short leash and he just followed me, so it was fine.


Someone placed the flower on the crook of the tree.

puggy hiker

Boris approved. He is one with the outdoors. Lie down on rocks? Pine needles? No problem.