Thursday, December 3, 2009

Out of Afghanistan!

As usual, the peace community in Portland reacted quickly to Obama's disappointing announcement that he will send additional troops to Afghanistan. Last evening I attended a peace rally in front of the federal building and quit counting when I got to 400 people. The rally was sponsored by the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition ( and co sponsored by more than thirty other organizations including Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Code Pink, Freedom Socialist Party, International Socialist Organization, Portland War Resisters League, the Military and Draft Counseling Project, Oregon Community of War Tax Resistance, Whitefeather Peace House, Living Earth, Peace Voice, Progressive Democrats of Oregon, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Vancouver for Peace, Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, the Peace Action Committee of First Unitarian Church, Linn-Benton Chapter and Portland Metro Chapter of the Pacific Green Party, Veterans for Peace Chapter 132 (Corvallis), Portland Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, and the Alliance for Democracy (Portland chapter).

The police didn't even bother to show up, they know we aren't pistol-packing wingnuts. There were the usual range of signs, but very depressing this time to see them directed at our new Democratic President, the person who filled us with hope that things would change. One sign said, "the Honeymoon is over," and another had a picture of Obama next to the other foolish war escalator, Lyndon Johnson.

A video of the rally can be seen at the Portland Indymedia site:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ms. F's Gorgeous Older Girl

Getting ready to go to the prom last Spring


Look closely at the shirt, you'll see sarah palin

Another one

Homecoming A & A

A & A

Off to Homecoming dance

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009


This plant was literally almost dead about a month ago. Spider mites had eaten numerous holes, so I sprayed with a liquid soap/water mixture which worked in the past. Sadly, I put too much soap in the mix and the plant turned completely brown. Rather than give up, my husband used miracle grow, and look what we have now....a robust broccoli/cauliflower/brussel sprouts plant (still don't know what it is....I had several sprouts but forgot to mark them). We still have time for a Robust Public Option to pass.....apply your own miracle grow to the problem and see if we can rejuvenate the issue.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Orenco Station

Pictures of my sister-in-law's veggies at Orenco Station Sunday farmer's market. Orenco Station was built near the MAX line....a planned community out in the country.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jump Higher

Don't let healthcare for all Americans flop. We need to jump higher. Please contact your Senators and Representative today and tell them you want Medicare for all. The Progressive Caucus is showing moxy. Give them your support by visiting, calling, faxing and emailing your representatives. They have raised the bar, won't you?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quail eggs & nest at urban growth boundary

Took this shot on the 4th of July at my in-laws place, just outside of the urban growth boundary.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Duck Couple - Back Again

Duck couple that has returned several years in a row. Taken last Spring.

Dusty hides in the Wisteria cuttings