Loving Portland:)

. You know what’s great? Biking through the Portland almost-summer evenings that feel like they last forever: not hot but not cold, bare legs, breathing hard, feeling strong, staying up too late but tricked into it, always, by how long it stays light. . . Seeing the sky turn a …

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Osprey!!!

This was the week!! The week that osprey started to return to Portland, that is (at least, the week that I first noticed them, and I’ve been watching pretty carefully). This is basically the highlight of my spring so far. . (Osprey!! Another picture by the lovely Art Clausing) . …

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Bearing Witness

There’s an elementary school near our house with a sweet little footpath that I almost always take, even though it’s not always the most efficient way. The other day, I turned off the sidewalk and onto the path, taking not five steps before I almost stepped on a northern flicker. …

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