The property we are purchasing is near the base of Mt. Hood, in Boring, Oregon. [no sarcasm intended] We were given the choice of a mailing address. Because our property once straddled the county line we could choose to have our mail sent to Boring or Gresham. Given the choice, we opted for Gresham because we assumed we would have to embrace or deflect boring jokes about our address if we did not :)
Not long ago, a woman cyclist visiting from Scotland pedaled through Boring, and thought that the people of Dull, Scotland, would appreciate knowing they were not alone in having a uniquely [uh, boring] name. When some of the citizens of both communities were made aware of each other they reached out to each other and formed a partnership which is further explained on a Facebook page.
Christine wrote a post about Boring and Dull a few months ago. She lived in Oregon, but currently lives in Scotland and was especially interested in the pairing of Boring and Dull, feeling a connection to both communities. When I take photos of Mt. Hood and the surrounding area for posts, I think especially of Christine, because I know she especially appreciates seeing them.
So Christine, the first Boring and Dull Day celebration in Boring, Oregon, is occurring on a rather dull day weather-wise. The blackberries are ripening nicely as you can see from the photo above that
I took this morning, but our magnificent Mt. Hood is shrouded in a haze caused by the smoke from numerous forrest fires in southern Oregon, and a weather system that is bringing warnings of thunderstorms.
The radio just broadcast a warning about an approaching thunderstorm, so I am not sure I will make it over to the Boring and Dull celebration a few miles from here, but I am keen on going and picking up a Boring and Dull T-shirt or mug and I kind of wish now that I had embraced a Boring, Oregon, mailing address :)
I know I don't need them, but doesn't it sound like it would be fun to have a Boring and Dull t-shirt and mug?