The rain has finally stopped and the sky has cleared. It has rained so much we are thankful for the sun. Our focus is outward today. Outdoors. Blue sky, sun, Spring breezes and mountains. I am so thankful to live in this little corner of Oregon where we see the beauty and power of creation every where we look.
Took a little drive around the block this afternoon. Here ‘around the block’ means about 25 miles. Oregon is like this – big, unpopulated, with stunning vistas almost everywhere you turn. Just a little ways from our house is the mighty Columbia River, and there is a mountain on the skyline, it seems, every place you look. They are so much a part of us. It’s easy to take them for granted.
We see these ‘Ring of Fire’ mountains in a bunch – Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood. From the top of Mist Mountain today, we could see Rainier, St. Helens and Adams in one view. Mt. Hood was behind a hill. I only had my little Nikon Coolpix camera with me. It was not able to do them justice. I’ll go back on another clear day with my Canon Rebel T3i and take a panoramic shot and some shots with the macro lens.
We are home now. Windows are open, letting in the Spring air. Listening to the hummingbird buzzing at the feeder. There will be no stitching or weaving today. I can’t even think about cloth today.