Reub's journey

26 November 2012

Randomness


A neighbor once asked if it wasn't time "to trash up your blog" and do "another Barbie photo-shoot."



That time is near, but not today.



Instead, let's just see what came out of the camera? This is Luis's in Woodburn, Oregon, and it would be difficult to find a better Mexican restaurant. Obama's clever young staff had the sense to make a stop here in 2008 on their way through the state. I wish this place were in Corvallis, not Woodburn, which is home to a gigantic outlet mall causing traffic jams on I-5.




This is an adorable dog named Andy, whom I met at the farmer's market.





This is a sugar-cinnamon delight called a "morning star" for which I paid $7 at the farmer's market, without regret.




 Mushrooms are astounding at this time of year in the Northwest.



 They're everywhere.




 Everywhere. For every photo you have of a family member, I have three of a mushroom.



 Foolishly, I tried to grow a tomatilla plant in a partially-shaded garden, and it produced only one tomatilla of proper size.




 Certain new family members are looking forward to Christmas, and I'm worried.




 It poured all last week, then this. Is it a sign that I should start a garden? In November?




 Last night we had our first frost, a light one.




Gummi bears rule, and are especially good along with a junky book.


34 comments:

  1. so much good stuff in this post! new kitten in a box is adorable! frosty leaves are beautiful! cool salmon-colored fungi. but MAN that morning star is fabulous!!! :)

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    1. Of the morningstar:I ate almost the whole thing. Hardly left anything for John, maybe a dollar's worth.

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  2. Channelling The Modernist Movement? That's where this takes me.

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    1. Either that, or ADD. I don't know what's the matter with me today.

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    1. He could have been yours Laoch, if only you'd spoken sooner.

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  4. I usually only go to Woodburn for the outet mall. Now I have somewhere else to go---a good Mexican restaurant.

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    1. You should definitely give it a try. It's east of I-5 in the funky little old downtown area that nobody ever goes to. On weekends they make up big batches of soups & sell out by 2PM.

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  5. family AND fungus? i am definitely way overdue on a trip to oregon.

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    1. Family and fungus galore! When might we expect you?

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    2. You're such a sucker for fungus. Now I know how to lure you here for sure.:)

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  6. There's talk of a family Amtrack trip this summer!
    Can't decide which pic is my favorite - haven't had breakfast, so the morning star is tempting. But, oh, that face of Andy is breaking my heart!
    Speaking of family - we sure enjoyed 2 of your kids last weekend! They really brought a lot of joy into Papa's house!

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    1. What? Really? Everybody's taking the train out? Awesome! I'll see if I can get multiple morning stars for breakfast.

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    2. Carol and Bob are talking about us bringing Aunt Jean and Papa out to see family - Jean in Portland, the rest of us in Corvallis. I trust she will run this by you to see when you'll be home!

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  7. Man, oh, man! So many photos to comment on, I'll narrow it down. The pink fluffy mushroom is beautiful! So interesting and feminine, if a mushroom can be feminine. Sorry, but your tomatillas look like peas. :) We found a great Mexican restaurant in Portland called Poque No; it rivaled any TexMex in Texas. Oregon certainly has an abundance of good food to eat.

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    1. The pink mushrooms are my current favorites! They are feminine! My tomatillas were pathetic: a recipe called for 12 & I had,like 200, and it still wasn't enough.

      Oregon is a foodie's paradise.

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  8. Each and everyone of these images are wonderful. That's a beauty of a rainbow.. fine fungi.. adorable JRT and incredibly sweet little kitty. Pass the donut and gummies, please!

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    1. The doughnut is gone but there are still gummi bears which I'm happy to share!

      Rainbows are one of the nice things about living in the rainy Northwest.

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    1. Oh, I wouldn't trash this blog, but as the neighbor suggested, it might be fun to "trash it up." It's no fun being classy! is what she was getting at. The Barbie post was really silly. And I do love photographing dolls.

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  10. Kerry Bliss?
    You're into Utah- Utota?
    How about Diggaz?
    I bet if you dug for diamonds you'd find " the Rocce " and Slyst.
    Which is not to be confused with " fine fungi" or " hooray- hure- or hurry".
    Or Geologie.

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    1. Bury Kiss?
      I'm out of Utah Topia
      With great huzzah
      I dug divine for brandywine and amethyst
      And was overcome by only one
      Confused by mushrooms
      And Philosophie.

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  11. oh boy i want one of those morning stars and i wouldn't share it ...

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    1. The morning star was huge, very fresh, crunchy on the top...oooooh so good.

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  12. LOVE those mushroom shots .. i wish we had some growing here .. darn

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    1. Oh man, I can't remember life before mushrooms. We're smack in the middle of Fungus Paradise, and you would have such fun with your camera!

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  13. Beware the feminine fungi
    Beguiling though they may be
    They'll go to your head
    And send you to bed
    With a case of distended tummee

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    1. Your words of advyce
      shall surely suffice
      For eckspert you be
      In matters of the Heart
      And Gastronomie

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  14. love the doll shots reminds me I should get the teddy bears out again and take them to another location lol http://www.flickr.com/photos/frostyduncan/sets/72157628686560771/

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    1. Frosty, your bears are lovely:) They sure get to travel to some nice places with you, very outdoorsy, but of course bears would like that, wouldn't they?

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  15. Marvelous mushrooms! My Oregon son called last night to say he'd picked pounds of edible ones. And Corvallis! My sisters go there every weekend - I go with them when I'm visiting. We may have passed one another there and never known it. Is that a Ginny doll in the first two photos? I still have mine!

    Can't wait to see Santa kitten pics ;)

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    1. Really? You've been to Corvallis multiple times? I'll start looking for you. The farmer's market is a great; have you been here for that?

      The doll is a Madame Alexander baby doll: "Little Genius" from the late 50's. (I had to look that up just now!) "Little Genius!!!!" My mother picked out a girl doll called Little Genius for me. Wow.

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  16. I love the close-up of that pink mushroom. Never heard of a 'morning star'...definitely looks like its made for two.

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    1. Made for two, mostly eaten by one.

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