Zen loves her sunny days.

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! โšก๏ธ Proud Hufflepuff representing at the library today.

Spotted this particularly tree-shaped tree outside @tigardpubliclibrary today. ๐ŸŒฒ

Perfect comfort tea: Campfire Sโ€™mores. โ˜•๏ธ

Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen and some ink tests.

My furry heart. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Cygnoir and Zen cuddling

Stash discontinued Power Breakfast, but I have a few bags left. Thanks, past-me for being a tea hoarder! โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Canoeing on the Deschutes River. ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ˜

High desert and Cascades on the way to Sunriver. Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ•ท Not a great shot, but it was a pale green that reminded me of glow-in-the-dark toys.

Happy Caturday from Zen!

Enjoying the sea, as relaxed as this cat. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿˆ

Potato salad with tempeh โ€œbaconโ€. Meatless Monday on Tuesday!

Zen likes to nap, but she LOVES to nap in the sunshine. ๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜€๏ธ

Things are looking up. ๐ŸŒณโ˜€๏ธ

Springy. ๐ŸŒท

Late-night leadership training. ๐Ÿ“š What’s your favorite book on leadership?

Chicken and (gluten-free) dumplings. Not bad for a first attempt!

Made it to the weekend. All I want to do is sleep and dream of these trees.

22 years old and still trying to catch the โ€œpurple bugโ€. ๐Ÿ˜ป

Independence Library, Chicago

While on vacation, I visited the new Independence branch of the Chicago Public Library. I was particularly impressed with the innovative uses of space and light; it provided an open feel while still creating discrete areas for collections and collaboration.

Weโ€™ve been trying to find a name for this lovely cat all week. โ€œLolaโ€ is the front runner. ๐Ÿ˜บ