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August 19, 2016

Pilgrimage to the Sun: European travels, June/July 2016

April 17, 2016

Three Weeks with Paulo: Burnsong, Bushwhacking, and Breakdancing

March 12, 2016

Birdsong Summer: January & February 2016

February 27, 2016

Wainui Spring & Summer, September – December 2015

My winter 2015 blogpost talked about the deliciously slow passage of time where I delighted in  the short days and long nights.   But how the opposite holds true for spring and summer!    As I sit here cataloguing my photos from the last several months, I barely remember all that has […]
November 13, 2015

Team Tree Felling – September Woofer Cohort

A big shout goes to September’s woofer cohort who did an incredible job helping us during our big tree felling operation of 2015. About two years ago, after a big wind and rain storm toppled and snapped a lot of our trees,  we suddenly realized that owning a ten acre […]
October 29, 2015

Thank you USA – San Francisco & Portland Oct 2015

I’m recently back from a three-week whirlwind trip to the States where I spent time with my sister, nieces, and mom and as many friends as I could pack in.   A side trip to Portland also allowed me to catch up with nearly a dozen pals as well. I stepped off […]
September 12, 2015

Weathering the Wainui Winter, May – August, 2015

It’s been a long, deliciously slow winter where we’ve had plenty of  internal nurturing time as well as plenty of woofer/people time.   We weathered a few short-lasting hail & snow storms but overall it was a nice brisk winter. Here’s the recap of what’s been going on here at Birdsong: […]
August 29, 2015

Remembering Dad

A week ago while I was hiking up in the hills behind our house in Wainui,  I wrote the following by dictating into my iphone.   It was supposed to be posted that evening but then my laptop crashed and a week of rectifying the problem ensued.   Dad – I’m still […]
August 10, 2015

You Can’t Always Get What You Want…. Fiji Winter Holiday

What I wanted:   Warmth, endless sunshine, beautiful tropical beaches with clear blue crystal waters,  frolicking in the ocean, kayaking, perhaps some stand up paddle boarding, spending time with Bruce, painting, relaxing, going nowhere, yoga, reading, good food. What I got:  Some warmth, some cool breezes, limited sunshine, plenty of rain, […]