Eclipse 2017

Posted by Liz on July 13, 2017 in Interest, Local, National, Regional, World |

[tminus t=”2017-08-21″ style=”carbonlite” id=”eclipse-timer”/] Coming soon! I’m going to the small town of Mitchell, Oregon to watch from my aunt’s ranch. They are expecting literally bumper-to-bumper traffic even in small out-of-the-way places like Mitchell. It might be more fun to watch the people as watch the eclipse. Be sure to follow the safety guidelines as […]

Veterans Day

Posted by Liz on November 2, 2014 in Holiday, Interest, November, World |

Veterans Day In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because […]


Fire Weather!

Posted by Liz on July 11, 2014 in History, Interest, Local, National, Regional, Thoughts, World |

Fire weather. Words recognized and respected by all who have lived in the forest for any length of time. Fire weather in short means that all conditions are right for a forest fire to be started in the woods. Not maybe, not might, but would if there is just one more piece of the fire […]

Declaration of Independence

Posted by Liz on July 4, 2014 in Collected Works, Faith, History, Holiday, Interest, National, Thoughts, Words, World |

  In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration By the Representatives of the United states of America, In general Congress assembled. When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the […]


Personal Weather Station

Posted by Liz on January 5, 2014 in Interest, Local, Regional, World |

Personal weather station Roof-mounted weather station instruments A personal weather station is a set of weather measuring instruments operated by a private individual, club, association, or even business (where obtaining and distributing weather data is not a part of the entity’s business operation). The quality and number of instruments can vary widely, and placement of […]

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Oregon Christmas Trees

Posted by Liz on December 9, 2013 in Local, Regional, World |

In 2002, in the United States, 21,904 Christmas tree farms covering 447,000 acres (1,809 km2) of cropland accounted for the 20.8 million Christmas trees cut. Of those farms, 686 harvested 100 acres (0.4 km2) or more, which accounted for over 196,000 acres (793 km2) of the total area of trees harvested. That same year, there […]

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Christmas Trees

Posted by Liz on December 9, 2013 in Local, Regional, Thoughts, World |

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree to represent the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.

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Harvest Festival

Posted by Liz on November 24, 2013 in Local, Regional, World |

Thanksgiving found its roots from the pilgrim’s tradition of the harvest festival. The harvest festival in Britain Harvest is from the Old English word hærfest, meaning “autumn” It then came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown products. The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest […]

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What is a Salute?

Posted by Liz on November 10, 2013 in Thoughts, Words, World |

sa·lute noun: salute; plural noun: salutes * a gesture of respect, homage, or polite recognition or acknowledgment, esp. one made to or by a person when arriving or departing.”he raises his arms in a triumphant salute” * a prescribed or specified movement, typically a raising of a hand to the head, made by a member […]

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In Flanders fields

Posted by Liz on November 5, 2013 in Collected Works, Regional, Thoughts, Words, World |

In Flanders Field     In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, […]

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