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Location: The Oregon Cascades, near PDX, United States

Our home in the Oregon Cascades, provides us with peaceful days, and star-filled nights. We are grateful for fresh air, clean water, and enough space for our garden.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Oregon Forest Fairy Facts:
#1.) Forest Fairies begin their life as magical stones found only on a small patch of winter-wetlands near Veneta, Oregon.

#2.) The Forest Mother must activate the enchantment on one pre-determined day each year, in July. She is seen below in a rare photo.

#3.) Forest Fairies begin life very small and grow to maturity in merely three days time! This trasformation can be observed by enlightened human beings, at the Oregon Country Fair.

#4.) Forest Fairies disperse to all wild spaces, every small town, and even the big cities in Oregon.

This explains the wonder and beauty that you find here in our blog! Blessed Be.




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Wake-up music on Friday morning, July 7th, at the Oregon Country Fair!


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The Oregon Country Fair protects a significant area where native tribes have gathered in summertime for many thousands of years. To learn more about the archeology of the Lower Willamette Valley, please follow the link to: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org


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The Oregon Country Fair property protects much diversity of wildlife!


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The Kitchen Fairies are hard at work.

Scroll down to see the kinds of things Fairies like to eat!


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Arriving at The 2006 Oregon Country Fair...our spiritual home!

Rarely seen on horseback, Oregon Forest Fairies greet us at the border of the Oregon Country Fair property.

We stay in our traditional campsite, though Barbara's progression to "Elder" will begin to change our role here.

Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you, to all the hard working staff that have made this event so special for us. You are the World's Best Volunteers. Shine on you crazy diamonds!




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Welcome to The 2006 Oregon Country Fair! http://www.oregoncountryfair.org


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Red-white-and-blue offering for the 4th of July...for an inspiring article about TRUE American Patriots, please follow the link:http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060717/editors

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Monday, July 03, 2006

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Next week, July 5th-10th, we will be camping out at the Oregon Country Fair, near Eugene. It is an annual hippie festival, in it's 35th year! We have been volunteering on the staff for over twenty years, and the Fair is our spiritual home. You can find out more about the mission of the Oregon Country Fair, see photos, and check out the entertainment schedule for this year by going to: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org

I'm looking forward to hearing Medea Benjamin speak on Sunday afternoon. She is one of the founders of Code Pink, Women for Peace. Find out more about their excellent work at: http://www.codepink4peace.org

The picture posted here is from a musical group called Kan'Nal. They will be closing the main stage on Sunday evening. You can find out more about them at: http://www.kannal.org

With my new camera, in hand, I should have lots of colorful images to share during the last weeks of July...please check back with this blog, to enjoy them with me!



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This is the interior of the new library in Estacada. Our grand opening will be August 5th. The second shot is the view from the circulation desk! The last two photos are the stacks of boxes and bags of books that have been in storage due to lack of space in our current location...there's plenty of work for us to due during July!


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Three robins are left in the nest!

I was standing on a rickety old garden chair, trying to take this picture, and talking to the robins...saying "I love you birds." and " I wouldn't hurt you for a million bucks." All of a sudden, the first robin flew away, leaving these three! By the end of the day, all of them were gone!

The crop of red currents was huge this year...these look like jelly to me. Below, you'll see apple blossoms, in a picture taken in April, and the little Fuji apples that have now appeared like magic! Thanks, bees!



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