Theme of the week: outside!
I’m exhausted, y’all. Tackling so many personal challenges while constantly shifting locations is drawing on reserves of strength I barely possess. However, I’m successfully avoiding my habit of letting now’s solutions dictate life months down the road. #smallwin
A lovely Sunday afternoon with my Kansas City relatives! Great people and conversations.
This farm has been a home away from home for ten years now. A comfortable place to land after a long travel day and at a time when my life is sprouting in so many new directions.
Lovely to be back in the PNW forest, and a privilege to have July 4th free to hike in the woods, gather with friends, and enjoy the warm evening outside under the night sky.
On a day of recovery and life admin on the computer, I captured these “owl eyes” in the tree outside the guest bedroom window.
Before a day of reading on the front porch swing, shopping for new dresses, scoping out an apartment I’m going to rent in a few weeks, grocery shopping, and playing a questions game all night… I made eggs. On a perfectly level stove. And the excess whites ran unexpectedly in opposite directions. And the nascent chickens looked like chicken breasts & wings in the pan.
I get it. Finally. The Oregon Country Fair. When I was back in Wyoming working during college summers, all my friends would sing the praises of this event. I always thought it was just kind of a giant trade-fair for hippies. Nope. Acres and acres of stages, yoga shelters, opportunities to play, acrobats, music, food, and micro-communities. For the first time ever, I understood why people love things like Burning Man and music festivals.
Sitting in the garden Adirondack chairs underneath the cedar tree, these curious flakes of cedar bark & lichen grabbed my attention. I didn’t capture the many snakes on our evening hike.
Kansas City, Kansas – USA
Cheshire, Oregon – USA
Blachly Mountain Forest, Oregon – USA
Veneta, Oregon – USA