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Not-a-Coffeeneuring-Run

November 11th, 2021 No comments

No coffee today; we’ve already done our two permitted Coffeeneuring excursions for this week, so this trip was just for fun.

Autumn has just barely arrived, and is already almost gone. I lived for years where there were no seasons, and hated it, so I don’t really mind the changes, but I admit to wishing that fall lasted, oh, say, twice as long as it does.

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Coffeeneuring 3

November 1st, 2021 No comments

A little jaunt to start the new week, and our third Coffeeneuring excursion.

We went in search of a park we hadn’t known about, but probably didn’t find it. This is not-a-park-by-an-overpass — and next to a stream. No matter; we had a fine time, and this was a place we had never been before.

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Coffeeneuring 2

October 31st, 2021 No comments

This trip was full of minor disasters, but, hey, we made it!

Raffi posed, partly, with some deep autumn reds. These colors might be all we get this year; at the rate leaves are falling, there won’t be any left by the first frost.

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Coffeeneuring 1

October 31st, 2021 No comments

Owing to various circumstances, Raffi and I didn’t make it out during the first week of the Coffeeneuring challenge. This may make it difficult to complete the event . . . but we’ll see. And hope the weather cooperates.

Our first ride was on October 28, to an old grove tree stand which happens to have convenient, if concrete, benches, allowing for a bit of refection and reflection.

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The Cabbage Run

August 16th, 2021 No comments

Fermenting is happening in our household, so when Raffi and I went out for our ride this morning, we picked up a cabbage. (Yes, it felt a little strange riding around with just a cabbage in the basket, but, hey, why not?)

The outer leaves will be sacrificed for a barrier in the pickle jugs. But that’s not all we did.

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Hot Days and Shade Trees

August 14th, 2021 No comments

It was the end of another very hot week, though nothing like what other parts of the country are dealing with.

The shade was quite comfortable, as Raffi and his sibling can attest.

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Twins! (Almost)

August 10th, 2021 No comments

While exploring yesterday, Raffi and I enjoyed some bucolic moments on another perfect summer’s day, including this one:

I’m afraid this post’s photos are pretty awful, having been taken with the world’s worst camera*, which can’t seem to get color, or much of anything else, right. But, my fault! I went out without my usual camera, and the Kodak was all I had.

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Snacking in the Park

August 9th, 2021 No comments

We took another weekend excursion, and ended up at a park with a small WPA-era bridge. It’s just a pedestrian walkway, over a small creek that flows through the park.

But it’s also a reminder of how the WPA projects made life a little better for a lot of people in the 1930s and 1940s, and still have an impact, even now, ninety-odd years later. Read more…

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Something Different

August 5th, 2021 No comments

Raffi and I did something different today.

But first, enjoy this view — we did !

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Changes

August 5th, 2021 No comments

There’s been quite a boom in expensive rental housing in our area, with massive apartment complexes going up like mad.

Some are utterly grim, like the Soviet-era styled complexes that have gone into deserted sections of fading shopping malls, but some are making an attempt at creating an environment that isn’t quite that awful. Read more…

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