"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mt. Hood to Coast Run

Friday, not a cloud was in the sky.  When I was out and about
I got many glimpses of majestic Mt. Hood
and enjoyed temperatures in the 60s.

When I headed out I did not realize that it was the day of
the Mt. Hood to Coast [Seaside] Run.
The streets of Sandy were clogged with runners or
those supporting them so I took the back roads home
only to find that one of the run routes went there, too :)

Some of the nurseries around us already have trees
sporting autumn colors.

Such a lovely day and one of the reasons for being cheerful
that I recorded in my journal.
I am glad Kate gave me The Challenge.

My keys are sporting the new key ring that
Sarah from Knits and Crosses
made for them.
Isn't it lovely?
I wonder if my keys will unlock any adventures
for me in the coming week?

Wishing you a wonderfully adventuous week!

xxx from Gracie


  1. Oh you lucky girl.. to have your sister and more family moving nearby! I am so glad both my sisters live in the Portland area. How many sisters do you have? I will be seeing you soon! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hi Gracie,
    Your cheerful posts always make me happy and cheerful too! And I want to thank you for your very kind words on my blog!!!
    I am so happy to have met you.
    XO Kris

  3. Thank you for always reminding me of the blessings in my own life, both large and small. I can't wait to meet you someday, " in person".


  4. Aw, its lovely to hear that your sister will be moving nearby :) I always smile at your cheerful journal and it is wonderful to be included in it.
    x x x Sarah

  5. Lovely things to be grateful for Gracie, and a possible move by your sister is wonderful. I so wish my sister Claudia lived closer, I would see her everyday.

  6. How nice...your sister coming to live closer to you! That's great! Things are always much easier and nicer when family are close. Love your positive energy and all reasons to be cheerful! Have a lovely week...Shari!

  7. Happy Monday Gracie!
    I LOVE the area around Sandy--so beautiful there! I was touched by your August 21 cheerful journal entry...you are right, it is hard to lose someone you love but we should be happy that we were blessed by having them in our lives for however many years we had them.
    We avoided ALL areas of the Hood to Coast run this year. In fact, we have done so since the year we were stuck behind the runners for hours in the Coast Range:) It does make for a good memory though and it is all for a great cause!
    This weekend we were south of you in the Mt Angel-Silverton area. Unfortunately we couldn't see the Cascades because of so much haze:(
    PS: Loved your photos!

  8. A lovely post Gracie. Hope you find somewhere for your sister and her family. I spent the weekend - Sat - Mon with my eldest son and family. They have just moved house and we went to see it it. It's lovely and in a beautiful part of the country. They are about a 2hour drive away now. Love Anne x


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