That melancholy as seasons shift

Summer is over. Well, it's not technically over, according to the calendar, as autumnal equinox is not until September 22nd, two weeks away. But here in the US the feeling of summer definitely dissipates when Labor Day weekend (first Monday of September) is over and done. Kids go back to school. People's vacations conclude. Now... Continue Reading →

An April Update

Hello folks. I don't do these "State of the Union" style posts that often, but should do them more often, because there's often things going on in my life or with the League that don't always translate into a blog post. April has been a difficult month here, mostly due to the weather. It seemed... Continue Reading →

Snow. Really?

I went to bed Sunday night (10 April) with the knowledge that some sort of "snow flurries" was in the forecast. While I've definitely seen the "snow" symbol for forecasts as late as mid-April, I've never actually seen the snow, at least at sea level. (Higher elevations can get snow well into May.) So I... Continue Reading →

The “snow” week, 26-31 Dec 2021

Looking out the front door, 28 Dec 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4, Fuji Superia 400. It's winter, and we saw a bit of snow here in Portland. It really wasn't much of anything, especially in comparison to the goodly amounts that happened to the north--Seattle and Vancouver really got socked. Basically... Continue Reading →

Talk about the weather

Sunflowers, Frazer Park. 17 August 2021. Minolta Freedom Tele/Kodak Ultramax 400 It's the last day of August. For many, this means "the end of summer", though in the US we typically consider Labor Day Weekend as the season-ender. Soon the long, warm days will be a memory. The sun is setting sooner, now it's going... Continue Reading →

A Portland Snow Event, 11-15 Feb 2021

Why yes, it was just last week when I was talking about how I enjoy Portland's temperate winters. OnRhodes correctly surmised that I was "jinxing" things by talking about it. And jinx I did: We've had a significant winter weather event over the weekend. While snow in Portland isn't uncommon during winter, most of it... Continue Reading →

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