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Deep in the Willamette National Forest of western Oregon, where the McKenzie River flows, you will find dazzling waterfalls. Two of them, Sahalie and Koosah Falls, are easy to get to and worth taking the time to see. Sahalie (meaning “heaven” or “high”) and Koosah (“sky” or “shining”) are native Chinook words which beautifully describe these lofty falls. It has been said that those of … Continue reading A Look at Sahalie and Koosah Falls
Without a doubt, captivating views are in store when you explore areas in and around McCall, Idaho. In September and early October you will see brilliant colors in the city and state parks of this town, featuring beautiful Payette Lake. This gorgeous mountain settlement is located a little more than 100 miles north of Boise, Idaho in the Payette National Forest. There is an abundance … Continue reading McCall, Idaho Revisited
Almost anyone can grow bee friendly plants and flowers. Continue reading How to Bee Friendly
What is it about a sunny day in March that makes a person feel motivated to tidy up? Maybe it’s a boost from the extra UV rays we’ve been missing for a while. Or, it could be a response to those shimmering dust particles floating in a beam of sunlight through our window. That pretty much does it for me! The dingy days of winter … Continue reading March musings.
The winter of 2018 began in a mild way, but like a monster, it has prevailed with a vengeance all across the northern continents through to early March of 2019. For millions of overwhelmed individuals, the day-to day-routine has been a bone chilling exercise of sheer drudgery. Even though the frigid, blustery cycle lingers on in some areas, the days are getting longer. The sun … Continue reading Dreaming of Spring.
So, it turns out that grandma was wrong! She insisted that, besides your other winter clothing, a hat is essential to keeping your entire body warm when it’s cold outside. In the past, it was believed that the majority of our body heat escapes through the head if left uncovered. According to recent studies, *experts say this is a myth. It turns out that heat is … Continue reading Heads up — it’s still winter!