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Kari Kropf
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DIY Redneck Garden Art
Adding some cheap-ass bling to the gardens. What did I learn? That I don't have enough patience for spray paint. I hope I don't turn into one of those people who has hundreds of yard ornaments scattered all over the yard.
DIY Redneck Garden Art
DIY Redneck Garden Art
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First Gravel Ride
Took the Domane for her first gravel ride. McDonald Forest of course. There is something purely fine about riding a bike in the forest. My gravel racing ambitions may well be too ambitious. I don't have enough motor for the uphills and I don't have the ball...
First Gravel Ride
First Gravel Ride
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Artsy Craftsy Stuff
A couple of digital birthday cards. Ran into a "full scratch disk message" playing around with these. Only the second time I've had that happen. A restart seemed to set things back in order. It's not often I have the time to play around with creating digita...
Artsy Craftsy Stuff
Artsy Craftsy Stuff
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Weekend Rides and and a new Bike
So I bought a new bike. :) I haz a happy. I'm a bad, bad, bad-bad-bad customer though. Faithless. I could have ordered my bike through my favorite bike shop. Was going to, but ... found one in my size at another store in Portland. ... and I gave in to the t...
Weekend Rides and and a new Bike
Weekend Rides and and a new Bike
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Tulip Festival and Markum Inn
I hadn't planned to write a blog post today. We've been to the tulip festival a number of times. It was a regular group bicycle ride for a number of years. This is probably the first time visiting in a car. Our purpose was simply to get some ideas for bulb ...
Tulip Festival and Markum Inn
Tulip Festival and Markum Inn
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Shellburg Falls with Bruno
I couldn't wait for the sunny days that are coming this week. I had to get out today. Took the dog to Shellburg Falls for a little 3 mile hike in the forest. My ankle is still bothering me, so we stuck to the main road. Bruno didn't care, there were plenty ...
Shellburg Falls with Bruno
Shellburg Falls with Bruno
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Ankeny Boardwalk
You have one day to enjoy nice weather. Don’t waste it! I hurt my back a week ago. Then my ankle and thighs, compensating for my sore back, began to hurt a few days later while. This is one of those times when bad weather is a blessing and I won't feel the ...
Ankeny Boardwalk
Ankeny Boardwalk
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Icemageddon
Some folks call it Snowmageddon. I call it icemageddon. When it turns cold most places get pretty, fluffy snow. We get ice pellets and frozen fog. Nasty stuff, but it can make for some interesting photo ops. Yesterday I captured a pic of this little humming...
Icemageddon
Icemageddon
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Fanciful Musings
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. A restless soul will find herself wandering where she should not be. Fault it on the weather. The need to run and errand out of town. The desire to fill some time. Okay, whatever ... we found ourselves in a motorcycle sh...
Fanciful Musings
Fanciful Musings
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McDonald Forest 5k
Okay, this is from my Facebook post from last Sunday when I actually ran the race. I frittered away the week and didn't write a blog post for posterity, so here 'tis. A cheater cut, paste and edit. More so I can look back and remember than anything else! I ...
McDonald Forest 5k
McDonald Forest 5k
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