Monthly Archives: July 2012

Photo Blog – Portland’s Japanese Gardens

Started the day with a hike through Portland's Japanese Gardens. I've been there a hundred times and still find something new each time I visit.   Donald D. Parker 7/21/2012 Posted with Blogsy

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Why does my grocery store sell guns?

I swung by the local Fred Meyer store yesterday(7/19/2012) for a few paint brushes. I use this store frequently as it's my grocery store, my pharmacy, my coffee source (nearest Starbucks) and they're good for everyday household items too. The … Continue reading

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Birds from my backyard

I've enjoyed some much needed downtime this week. We've had fantastic weather so I spent a few hours catching up on my reading on my porch. Sitting still and quiet on the porch, I was amazed at how much wildlife … Continue reading

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Henry the Hawk

Week #3 of my sabbatical is coming to a close. Both kids are at scout camp this week so things are a bit quiet around the Parker household. The weather here has been absolutely amazing at 75 degrees, with blue … Continue reading

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San Jose and La Paz Waterfall Gardens/Wildlife Refuge

Yesterday began with an early plane flight from Tortoguero to San Jose. It was a small plane and at least one passenger (My wife) wasn’t thrilled with the size of the plane. Thankfully the rubber bands they use to keep … Continue reading

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