Such a fabulous stretch of warm and sunny weather we are having near Portland, Oregon, USA, it is tarnishing our reputation for being perpetually wet and cool :-) [I am not complaining!]
On the way home from church yesterday, Mt. Hood seemed to beg me to take the scenic route home. I headed toward it, aiming to get on Bluff Road from which there are some lovely views of Mt. Hood, but I was soon detoured up and down and around many local farms and nurseries due to road construction. I was giving up hope of making it to Bluff Road or seeing Mt. Hood when I came to a stop sign and was able to sit there long enough to take the first picture. In spite of the power lines, I loved being surprised by a unique view of the mountain just as I was able to turn onto Bluff Road past my usual spots I like to stop to take photos.
When I got home I spotted a cluster of yellow wild iris on the edge of the front pond. Then later the little grand girls got to play in the sprinkler for the first time in 2013! I decided to tromp down around the ponds again and see if I could snap some photos of the Trillium I tried to snap several days ago, and this time I succeeded. I also made a little audio/video recording of the brook behind the pond I wanted to share with you because it sounds and looks so lovely, but Blogger says there is some sort of error in downloading it...sigh. Sorry!
On the way back to the house I spotted some feathers and took a picture of a pretty blue one [thinking of you Meredith as I did so.]
Last night I planned to start sewing the three bunnies I cut out from one of Helen Philipp's patterns from her book, Pretty Patchwork Gifts, when our lights went out for an extended period [not sure why]. Today all our technological gismos have been out of sorts and requiring resetting and my youngest daughter had many adventures getting to and from her work as a nurse at the VA Hospital because the public transit system was fouled up as well. But I hope to do some stitching as soon as I press "Publish" on this post :-)
Are the lights on around you?