Monthly Archives: April 2013

My garden trees: #1 Katsura

We are deep into spring now – – I noted its arrival by the return of swallows, turkey vultures, the song of house finches in my yard, and the appearance of leaves on my katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, in the … Continue reading

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Trees of Lan Su

Visiting grandparents inspire us to take leave of our usual mundane activities for some fun and leisure.  Today my mother-in-law and daughter accompanied me to the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland where there were delights too numerous to … Continue reading

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4/24/13 Wordless Wednesday (almost)

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Why trees?

Last week, what a week. Ever since the Boston Marathon bombing, I’ve been thinking about this blog, and evaluating — why do I give so much of my attention to trees?  How does it help me to make meaning in … Continue reading

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Heritage Tree #285 Pearson Farm Ponderosa Pine

Today while the Arbor Day festivities were taking place on the Park Blocks downtown, I was occupied with things on the home front.  But I was able to walk the dog and visit a noteworthy Heritage Tree.  I’m embarrassed to … Continue reading

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