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A Place We’ve Never Been To

There is this little creek that we always pass by and never stop by. Well, we were determined to check it out today! It was actually far more beautiful and expected.

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I see that autumn is definitely here — make me a little sad. Which makes me wonder it is is no longer my favorite season…

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Under A Zipper of Bridges

A beautiful day in PDX! Soon to open Tillicum bridge.

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Forest with a Bridge

We went out for a little hike. Morning rain made fresh afternoon air.

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February Sunshine

We’ve had ridiculously splendid weather here this ‘winter’ and I’ve been watching out for an extra nice day we can take some time off to go to the coast. And there it was, blue sky 70F day on the beach. Some people were wearing jackets (surely unable to believe how warm it actually was) and others were in bathing suit swimming in the ocean (brave souls, I’m certain the water was cold).

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Just Another Cloudy Day

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Lake Adventure

We wanted to go to the beach but the weather was ambiguous so we settled for an excursion to the lake closer by.

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During winter, the water gets drained a bit so we can explore the muddy land that is at other times submerged.

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What is this seed/pod/fruit thing?

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The water really is really quite green.

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We were here at this picnic area short while ago, it’s a lot less creepy looking in proper daylight.

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Magic Hour

Just an ordinary sort of picnic table — I happen to be here exactly when the sun light turned golden and enchanted this little grove.

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We’ve been sick with a flu this passed week, finally starting to feel better.  I wouldn’t mind winter months if it weren’t for the continuous stream of illness kids bring home from school, which most definitely sucks.

 

Misty Lake

The mist hovered prettily over the water but the deserted picnic area was seriously creepy.

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Damp rock surrounded by moss glistening in the morning fog diffused sunlight.

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Getting Pizza

I make my own pizza quite often with organic flour, garden veggies, nice cheese and all that.  But sometimes I just want a normal sort of pizza not made by me, so here we are!

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I love the bad art wall decor.

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Apparently

…it’s Autumn already. According to this box of pumpkins for sale.

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And sunflowers too, despite the warm sun and blue sky, they tell me summer is over.

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Anyhow. No time for moping. We went to pick some berries to stock up our freezer for winter but they had pest issues and had to close the u-pick berry farm early (this farm is no spray, which is why I like it here, but I guess pests happen sometimes). We got peppers instead! An entire field of all kinds of peppers both mild & hot open for picking!

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I said “What are we going to do with so much peppers??” And then it occurred to me to roast them on the grill, peel and freeze. Actually it was so delicious we barley had any left to freeze — enough to add to a small portion of pasta, maybe.

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