Wow. So, in a couple of weeks, school will be back in session, the days will start getting shorter, and summer will be coming to a close. I can hardly...

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Summer 2014: An Update

Tea Rose in hot pink

When I moved into my house, the front yard looked rather like this: This screenshot was from 2011 when the Google Maps truck drove by and took a snaps...

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Purdy Flower!

This happy puppy just loves having a back yard!

When I got Luke the Dog™, I lived in a 4-bedroom house in Provo with a couple of friends.  The house had a two-car garage, and a decent yard. The y...

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Luke’s Yard

In most religions, there is a "do" list, and a "don't do" list.  The Mormon church is no different.  The "don&#...

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One of the two maintenance men at my complex is an exceptionally talented photographer who came to the US from Bulgaria to exhibit his work at some ga...

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Finding a Community

Happy Independence Day! This year, the 4th of July fell in the middle of my 10-day “staycation.” Fortunately, the weather in Seattle decided to co...

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And the rocket’s red glare

The last week has been interesting here in the great PNW.  This is an area that is not particularly well know for massive snow falls.  In fa...

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Puppy Playtime in the Snow

This year’s Christmas was a little more special than usual, because I got to meet my first nephew.  His name is Charlie (Charles), and he w...

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Introducing: Charlie