|My oldest son and his family skiing in the Poconos Mountains in PA in February|
|My youngest son in NJ showing me some of his snow|
|Leaving Portland, Oregon headed for a beach retreat|
|Do you see the crow for sale?|
My sons on the East Coast of the USA have had a fair amount of snow this year, and actually enjoyed it...sometimes :) But it seems that most of the folks I know who have been snowbound this winter are ready to retreat from Winter and leap into Spring!
With two new friends I was able to enjoy a weekend at Twin Rocks Friends Camp, in Rockaway Beach, OR. A group of women from our church met to fellowship with God and one another and look at what season of life we are in and consider what transformations are happening in and around us.
On the way to and from the retreat my new friends and I managed to make a few rest stops at several yarn shops and thrift stores and a popular cheese factory :) Friday when we arrived it was unexpectedly sunny! Saturday the rain poured down and I spent the afternoon drying out at the coffee shop, reading, and sketching, and frogging several rows of a dishcloth I had brought along to knit. Sunday it was a little misty but warm enough to forget about wearing my raincoat. Woohoo!!! And besides enjoying seeing and smelling the beautiful sea, this weekend, I saw daffodils and other flowers blooming.....OUTSIDE! Progress!
Have you been retreating from anything lately?