Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Mysterious Ghost Plant

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While hiking an Oregon coast trail last week, I came upon a very strange patch of flowering plants. The stems, leaves and flowers were all an odd translucent white, and the flowers were pointed downward, as if wilted. Luckily I … Continue reading

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Even Without the “View”, Saddle Mountain Offers Much

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Saddle Mountain boasts a breathtakingly picturesque panoramic view from its summit. But on a recent hike to the top with my two sons, our first visit to the area, clouds and fog obscured any chance of a view. On a … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Plants Growing Along the Cliffs, South of Cannon Beach, Oregon

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On a recent weeklong visit to Cannon Beach, Oregon, I had plenty of time to just hang out and enjoy the beach. On one of my morning hikes along the shoreline, I noticed that there were many flowers blooming on … Continue reading

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The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant

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What started out as a small cheesecake shop in the late 1940s has grown to a 150 location restaurant, bakery and bar, known as The Cheesecake Factory. The CF features 200 items, made fresh daily from scratch. The Cheesecake Factory … Continue reading

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The Three Weeds I Despise the Most

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After extensive thought and research, you plan the layout of your flower bed, you amend the soil to provide a rich growing medium, you select plants that are suited to the space and your tastes, then you put it all … Continue reading

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