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2014 

The common merganser is actually a pretty special bird in my book. The females have a whole mop of red hair and the breeding males are quite stunning in their sharp dark tones of deep glossy evergreen heads, orangy-red beaks and white and black bodies. Usually the females of most bird species are...
02/28/2014
Fishhawk Lake-Wildlife on my Travels on Highway 202 Going into the outerskirts of Portland for the day, if the weather is conducive, I will take my camera along, just in case. Nothing stood out til I was only about 5+ miles from home at Fishhawk Lake. In an open field, right along the highway, wa...
02/27/2014
Did you ever notice that if you go to see a doctor, he or she starts talking in acronyms or "medicalspeak", using words that you have never used in your everyday language?  Do you get lost soon after, "tell me about your symptoms"? Well, the same thing can often happen to your real estate clients...
02/23/2014
Fishhawk Lake- Made in Vernonia  Local Artists' Enclave is Closing its Doors I put together this little flyer to thank Kathy Larsen, owner of Made in Vernonia  for following her dream of opening a store that would spotlight local Vernonia artists.  Thank you for doing this, Kathy!  *Good luck in ...
02/23/2014
10072 Lakeview Drive Birkenfeld OR 97016 $297,000 3BR/2BA 1700 sq ft  Super clean and updated lakefront home lends itself perfectly to fullitme living on Fishhawk Lake OR if you're into having lots of family and friends to visit, this 3BR will suit you just fine! Long, spacious and open kitchen ...
02/23/2014
  If I could pick one word that currently represents what I know about my "niche", Fishhawk Lake, it would be history.      The history of the birth of Fishhawk Lake. The history of the homes I've had the pleasure of selling and re-selling. The history of the people who've lived here and the sens...
02/20/2014
Is it Beauty Or Content? With a nation so caught up in physical beauty and the appearance of never aging (thanks to botox and nip/tuck) it seems to spill over into other areas as well. Relating this to real estate, one has to wonder when buyers are out there if they are simply swayed by the first...
02/16/2014
Is it Beauty Or Content? With a nation so caught up in physical beauty and the appearance of never aging (thanks to botox and nip/tuck) it seems to spill over into other areas as well. Relating this to real estate, one has to wonder when buyers are out there if they are simply swayed by the first...
02/13/2014
How about a great childhood??  This was such a perfect idea, thank you, Paul. One that I truly enjoy offering to my clients, whether they have children or grandchildren. It is an opportunity that makes me happiest when I know that I can be a vessel for showing kids the way to Mother Nature at Fis...
02/12/2014
Fishhawk Lake Photography-Hello to surprises through the lens!   (I found this in my drafts from last fall....and as I'm trying to wake up from the snowy blanket of eternal whiteness, I thought I'd share a more colorful moment at Fishhawk Lake). Here I was trying out a new mirror lens inside my "...
02/11/2014
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