After Dinner View

Sometimes old friends ask me how I can live outside the city? “Can you see this on your way home after going out to dinner?” I might reply. A stunning evening tonight. This was the view on opposite sides of the bridge in Moon Valley near my home.


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Happy Cat

I just had to share my neighbor enjoying this gorgeous day in the sun.


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Exciting Events and Best of All – Spring!

It’s finally warm out there, and I thought I’d share a bit of the beauty outside my office window… My LIKENESS Valley Reads event at North Bend Library is about a week away! (see prior post) And before that, there’s Wine&Words this Thursday. Come on out and enjoy it all!

Wine and Words Flyer April 2018

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I’ve Been Chosen! – Likeness & Valley Reads

I just had to share my excitement with you all here at Riverside as well…

Reality With a Twist ~ Books

Likeness KCLS Valley Reads RegisterI’m so excited about King Co. Library System choosing my book LIKENESS as their first Valley Reads feature for community book club reading!! Our newspaper, The Valley Record did a Feature Article on the program. I’m #almostfamous !

Anyone who REGISTERS for the program can pick up their FREE book at North Bend Library after April 7th, and then I’ll be leading a Discussion Event at North Bend Library on May 2nd. The book is great for discussion since it’s concept driven and is a playful romp full of thought-provoking ideas regarding similarity and difference.

If you’re in the area, be sure to REGISTER, before March 25th, and if you’re curious, check out the book preview on Amazon.

Get your copy of LIKENESS today!

Valley Reads KCLS Sign Up Flyer

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February Snow

We’ve had several small dustings of snow with frigid temperatures this week. Here are a few photos taken different times and days. CLICK HERE to see video of the river with snow falling. It’s been so beautiful!

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Island of Peace

DSCN8857 vignetteOn my most recent walk upriver I noticed the mergansers are present in the valley. I got some marginal images of the hooded mergansers on the lake. Both females and males were there. But the photos were too distant to be worth sharing. Fun to see them back!
This female common merganser was sitting mid-stream, preening and tucking her beak to nap in the midst of the rushing waters on her peaceful island. A male in mating plumage flew downriver over her rocky refuge, but they seemed to take no notice of each other yet. Soon…I hope. Spring must be around the corner.

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