Mid-summer on the Washington coast

By: osdianna, 5:35 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Here it is July 20th, and just in time for the weekend, the marine layer changed into a bit of a low pressure system spinning our way, bringing a very wet mist, to the coast at least. Thirty miles inland at Elma it was overcast yet pleasant, even too warm for the sweater I wore from home....or, as I like to call it, "Mug City"...just a tad muggy.

I was one of the morning shift docents at a country garden on the Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties Master Gar...

Updated: 5:47 PM GMT on July 20, 2014

Seasonal change

By: osdianna, 5:12 AM GMT on June 23, 2014

If I were to write this in the "stream of consciousness" method, my choice of a beginning sentence would go like this:

"Remember the movie, The Summer of '42? Well this bears no resemblance to that movie at all."

But I'm not writing in a stream of consciousness method, so I'll just say this is the summer of 2014, and as I drove into Olympia this past Wednesday, I was struck by all the little white daisies covering the center median of the high...

Updated: 5:14 AM GMT on June 23, 2014

New camera, new (refurbished) computer (just arrived, not hooked up), new attitude!

By: osdianna, 8:46 PM GMT on June 06, 2014

During the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival I had a sort of epiphany when I reached a snapping point; too much to do, no time left. The festival was sort of the last straw. Turns out my main problem was a drop in blood sugar (diabetes 2) from not eating on a regular basis. It was a wake-up call I now heed.

Since then (last weekend of April) I have learned how to say "No" to various requests for my time. Instead, I have been working in my yard, reading, and...


Long time since last post....

By: osdianna, 4:52 PM GMT on March 17, 2014

My first post of 2014, and about time! I suppose I have sort of let this blog go due to lack of photos to display; my cameras refuse to take a full charge...might be an electrical problem as I have tried batteries/battery chargers in various combinations, to no avail. My next attempt to charge is via a USB port on the computer.

As to what I have been doing since the last post, I ran the Grays Harbor Christmas Bird Count on Jan 4th, gave a few talks on Ga...

Dogs on the Beach

By: osdianna, 4:47 AM GMT on October 24, 2013

Two friends and their dogs joined my dog and me out on a foggy beach last Friday, Oct. 18th. One of the friends has two dogs, a young Brittany named Libby and a Brittany/Springer Spaniel mix named Sarah. The black dog in the photo is a Puli named Luca; Puli's are Hungarian herding dogs, so it was appropriate that Luca tried his best to keep all dogs and people within his jurisdiction, to no avail.

Libby and Sarah are not usually allowed off-leash, so this...

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Musings on daily events in my unremarkable life as a retired person who has found way too many things to do.