Finished knitting project: pebbly autumnal cowl. 🧶

Zen, my beloved familiar of 22 years, is gone. 💔 I don’t have my own words for this yet, so I am borrowing Mary Oliver’s.

photo of a tortoiseshell cat with an excerpt of Mary Oliver’s poem “In Blackwater Woods” over it

TFW when your library is literally at the end of the rainbow. 🌈

What? A librarian who knits? I’m shocked. 🧶

At Portland Nursery.

Look at this one hundred percent good girl. 😻

Beer & BBQ chicken at @groundbreakerbrewing with @ilovemesomesharks, who is visiting for the week!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for months. Have you read it yet?

Zen has had a rough week. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Costa Rican casado with fried eggs, black beans, and two salsas.

Happy August!

Zen loves her sunny days.

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! ⚡️ Proud Hufflepuff representing at the library today.

Spotted this particularly tree-shaped tree outside @tigardpubliclibrary today. 🌲

Perfect comfort tea: Campfire S’mores. ☕️

Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen and some ink tests.

My furry heart. 🥰

Cygnoir and Zen cuddling

Stash discontinued Power Breakfast, but I have a few bags left. Thanks, past-me for being a tea hoarder! ☕️👍

Canoeing on the Deschutes River. 🛶😍

High desert and Cascades on the way to Sunriver. I’ve never been in Central Oregon before!

Fish tacos with charred corn salsa, guacamole, and chipotle mayo.

Yuba lettuce cups with avocado, snap peas, and goji berries.

Golden raspberries are ready to be eaten. I tested them for you. You’re welcome!

A ghost spider hitched a ride. 👻🕷 Not a great shot, but it was a pale green that reminded me of glow-in-the-dark toys.

Happy Caturday from Zen!