musings, memoir, life in the mountains

Just Thinking...

Just Thinking...
Location
Oregon,
Birthday
October 04
Bio
~ welcome! ~ I'm Anna Herrington aka Anna F. aka Mom aka Nana aka 'JT...' ~photographs my own unless noted ~ I am working on three manuscripts, researching, gardening, hiking, cooking, pondering batiking again sometime, taking photographs and drinking tea, most days ~ now writing daily! A huge step forward for this writer...a huge thanks to NaNoWriMo for getting me going. every single day. justthinkingos@yahoo.com~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To see all posts, click on 'Just Thinking...' above, and scroll. Writing here at Open Salon since June 2010.

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Just Thinking... has a twitter account now - a family member decided I needed one - I admit, I rarely use - but happy to receive tweets : )
 
 
Apparently, humans' obsession with preternaturally large asses is not a new thing.
 


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Photos of the Redhead Goddess figurine from approximately 6000-5500BC.
 
The ample-assed 'goddess' is an unusually large figurine, twice as laRead full post »
OCTOBER 30, 2014 5:24PM

Because There's this Story, See...

 

Written in response to, "Why are you doing NaNoWriMo?"  This piece first published at Medium.com.

 

Because there's this story, see...

and maybe it's more than one story. A series of stories. I don't know, but the characters are starting to get loud. 

So far, I haven't written a… Read full post »


Turning left off the main road, the truck rattles and dips down the rutted dirt road, our two dogs smear the back windows with wet noses, steamy breaths, then excited front paws. Ahead the ground and sky stretch expansively in a beautiful yet alien way.  

The mood

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 6:43PM

Morning Trek Across Amaranth


Found in the garden this morning while sipping tea, waking up, peering in at things....

 

 

 

 


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SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 10:57PM

Equinox Harvest

 
From the garden today.......bye bye Summer!
 
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 2:55AM

Weed, California - up in flames

 The Weed fire was a complete surprise.

The uncontained wildfire that had taken our area's attention was the Happy Camp fire - it had been burning acreage, rapidly growing on the Oregon-California border for weeks, August and September, 2014.

Happy Camp is an area rugged and remote, the tiny

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 2:22PM

My vent/comment about boys these days.

So, I wrote a long, meandering comment (surprised?) on super jane julia's page....with the Ray Rice debacle front and center, I thought I'd copy, paste, and post.

What is your opinion?

I've not noticed many out there in public who are bemoaning how boys are left behind - or theRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 2:36AM

And the world was no longer beige


The photo arrived in my email a couple weeks ago.

My oldest brother, sixteen years older than I, had read my post, The Renters.

The photo he sent is from 1973, from the time of the first renters. The image is in pretty bad shape, but that this photo exists.....this,

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I appreciate your post, Lezlie, this is the comment I would have left there, if I could:
 
I have only this to add...with no idea what else to respond to, as 
hatred 
greed
love of power, rather than love of fellow man
seem to be the factors spreading violence all… Read full post »
JULY 19, 2014 1:34PM

Waking Up

As usual, I awoke with my mind full.

Today, though, two pieces juxtapose themselves in my heart and mind, repeating and resounding ever louder.

 

"It was the best of time, it was the worst of times,

"Is this the real life?

Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,

No escape fromRead full post »

JULY 10, 2014 8:29PM

The Typewriter

A rare smile flashes on the proud new owner of a late 1960s' Remington Rand typewriter.

My 16 year-old son, lover of retro.

Lover of minimalism.

  

 Keys clack clacking echo down the hall.

Slim notebooks filled with captured thought stack up nearby.

Brusque men, a

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JUNE 30, 2014 8:25PM

Garden Sex


"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.

No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more man."  

~ Maurice Maeterlinck (often misattributed to Albert Einstein)

  

A honeybee in the middle of artichoke

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JUNE 25, 2014 8:31PM

The Renters

 A minimally edited, stream of consciousness post....so far. 

They were there again when I woke up this morning - I realize I have to do something to pin them down.

It goes against every fiber of my being to do so.

It was not that I was dreaming of… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2014 10:16AM

Meeting Muhammad II


Day after day at work, I noticed him, sitting at one of the many scattered tables placed between the indoor pool area and the basketball court -- watching, perusing, assessing.  At least, that's what he seemed to be doing.

It was late September, 2002. Our country had just marked

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JUNE 5, 2014 2:13AM

The Severing


Secret energies jangle as you sidle up beside, 

your arms bearing gifts 

of the wooden horse. 

The scent of the hidden wafts in the air, 

an acrid, 

false 

perfume. 

Silent gratitude is sent above

for eyes that have learned to see.

The cloak of protection sur

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After this week's election, cheers were heard from all corners of southwest Oregon when the measure against growing genetically modified crops in our county passed by a two to one margin. Now all currently growing GMO crops must be harvested or removed within the next

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MAY 12, 2014 11:39PM

Lake Day ~ February


It had been two years since we pulled out the canoe and headed for the lake...

 

It was a rare, windless day.

 

The lake was low, exposing this area's rocky shore. These are sunbathing spots in summer, but freezing today.

 

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the completed ship

 

When I saw the ship's prow sticking out of the top of the garbage can, my heart gave a lurch. My mind protested, "No!" yet I could see it was too late. My son had thrown out his 3' x 4' popsicle stick English Galleon -… Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2014 3:27AM

Tree Root Holding Rock


Picked from our yard...

 

(why does this one keep loading sideways? Tilt head to left for proper view, please : ))  Three little flowers on one stem!

 

Newest ones planted...

 

The peach-centered one an old variety, here when we moved to

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I am certain there are better ways to describe my mother-in-law, certain there are stories she'd like me to tell, both heartfelt and entertaining...today, however, it's the (partial) lyrics to an old favorite, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes that just keep ringing through my ears and heart..
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MARCH 12, 2014 5:31PM

Two Sisters Reminiscing

We'd been chatting awhile, my sister, her wife, and I, a casual sit at the table with mugs of coffee and tea. It was our last afternoon together before my flight home last summer, the most relaxed I'd felt all week as it had been a very full trip. The rhythmRead full post »

FEBRUARY 23, 2014 3:06PM

The Clock

The clock sits on the corner of the low-slung table surrounded by small potted plants, three primroses in assorted colors and a spider plant with two spider plant babies hanging over one side. The clock is what is noticed though.

The rounded, tan clock face has old-fashioned-looking bronze hands and… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2014 6:15PM

Boston Strong

As the one year anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing nears, many survivors are still in the process of healing from last year's tragedy. The One Fund gives all donations to aid the survivors and families in their healing process and the original Boston Strong Campaign givesRead full post »