Meet the Monterey Cypress: Ashland Tree of the Year 2004

During a break in the rain today we snuck outside and captured a few photos of Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2004, the Monterey Cypress: This tree has been around since the early 1900s and it appears close to outgrowing its yard. Here is a closer view of the trunk: You can see the …

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Meet the Pacific Madrone: Ashland Tree of the Year 2006

Arbor Day may be still a few weeks away but here in Oregon we like to get things started early. This week is officially Arbor Week — a uniquely Oregonian tradition. In the spirit of the week, I present Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2006 — the Pacific Madrone: The tree lives at the …

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How to add a book excerpt to your web site using Amazon Kindle for the Web

Late last year, Amazon unveiled Kindle for the Web, a feature that allows authors and publishers to easily post book excerpts on their web sites. Here’s what it looks like on my web site (you can click here to see it live): By pasting a text string supplied by Amazon, I can give visitors a …

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