Getting Out of Prison to Work with Nature

Not that many decades ago, chain gangs were dragged out to do work on roads and other jobs needing to be done. Men were, literally, chained to one another and forced to work like beasts of burden.

The Wondrous Vole

Central Oregon is home to remarkable little mammals known as the vole. Not a "mole" but a "vole."

Lying In Wait

The ambush bug and its kin
There are about 200 species of insects in this part of the country that makes life on Earth very difficult for other insects: Ambush bugs. They have that very descriptive name because: a) They wait silently and unmoving for their prey to get close enough to grab them (literally), and, b) they blend in so perfectly with the place(s) they wait they are all but impossible to see.

Fort Rock

Heaven's Gate
The other day, my daughter Kristin — born in Bend way back in the '50s, and who went with me regularly to Fort Rock in North Lake County — sent me a text that I had the good fortune of reading while looking at Fort Rock. The quote's from a book, "1000 Gifts," by Ann Voskamp.

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