Category Archives: dinosaurs

Monday thought of the week: paying attention

A thought: Learning the practice of paying attention helps us live more fully and more alive in our landscape, seeing the norms of our neighborhood and learning more about who shares our space. It also lights a fire to find … Continue reading

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Leach Botanical Garden in July

We had not yet visited the Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland. A beautiful day in mid-July was perfect for it (photos).

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BOOK: Right Where You Are Now

Patrick and I attended the book launch party (pics) at Powell’s Books in Beaverton for Right Where You Are Now (website), written by Lisa Montierth and illustrated by Ashley Burke, and published by the Portland outfit Craigmore Creations in 2011. I shared the … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: prehistoric Portland

The dinosaurs are back for the summer at the Oregon Zoo (photos):

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Monday thought of the week: evoliteracy

A thought: Schooling for sustainability should be rooted in three intertwined elements, each of which informs the other two: 1) new metaphors—including the web, the tree, and the river/whirlpool—that enable us to perceive reality in new and instructive ways; 2) … Continue reading

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Introductory post for Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas

Welcome to Exploring Portland’s Natural Areas, a blog devoted to doing just that. My name is Michael, and my wife and I have a six-year-old son named Patrick and a baby daughter names Afton. We moved to Portland, Oregon from Bozeman, Montana … Continue reading

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