"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Spring at the Oregon Coast

Here I am at the Oregon Coast with
good old "phone company"friends
Now we read books together instead
of working-we play.....and so here we are........
Very high tide............

Saturday was gloomy and windy enough for kite flying............


a glimmer of sun during sunset.........




Thursday, April 12, 2007

Smart Market Ducks


For several years now our local supermarket has hosted a pair of Mallards in the spring. They show up around this time of year for about a month. They nest somewhere nearby-but no one is really sure quite where-nor do we really want to pester them by tracking them down!

Every morning around 530am they show up at the double doors and tap on the windows for their daily bread and after a few hours they leave until the next morning. Supposedly they are quite tame and will tolerate us hand feeding them. We will see.

Here's a quick shot of them today in the parking lot-but tomorrow I will roll outta bed early so I can get some better photos. Today's photo is a bit blurry....sorry.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sassparilla Jugband.....toe tapping music!

We drove on over to NE Portland to the
McMenamin's White Eagle to listen to
Sassparilla's great toe tapping music!
They play there during Happy Hour on all Saturday's
during the month of April
from 4:30pm til 7:00pm.
Check them out!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Portland Farmer's Market is open!

Since our local Farmers Market doesn't open for another month, Russell and I went hunting and gathering today in Portland for our meal of the day......look at what we found and will eat!

Dave's yummy organic chewy to the last crumb bread.....




We chose a wild boar rillette to go on the side of our pasta dish....








Truely homemade pasta...................





Here's what we came home with.............


and here's what we ate............wild mitake mushrooms sauteed
in olive oil with our homegrown garlic with a bit of hot pepper flakes and
Italian spices ...served with Nonna's Noodles and topped with fresh parmesan.........yummmmmmy