On the bank of the Clackamas River, I celebrated Independence Day in the USA, having a BBQ with a family member and friends...see the smoke drift over the river?
Margaret and I explored a part of the great Columbia River by floating in sternwheeler for several hours.
It was a just-right sunny day to enjoy the lovely scenery as we listened to the captain's stories about the area.
Several days later we also got to see a bit of the Salmon River at Wildwood Recreation area near the base of Mt. Hood. It was interesting to see into the river through the fish window.
One of the stars of the July flower blooms around me is Hydrangeas. The deep purple-blue blooms of this bush near my home is my favorite.
Margaret and I enjoyed starting to knit preemie blankets. Margaret made much faster progress on hers than I did on mine.
Both of us used acrylic yarn. It was very pleasant to knit out on the patio.
After Margaret flew home I invited three friends over to work on our scrapbooks. I especially enjoyed working on some pages that featured my husband, Louis, who passed away ten years ago.
He enjoyed working as an engineer at Train Town in Sonoma, CA, while we helped to run an eldercare facility. The photos were from a day we took some of the residents to ride on the train.
Have you explored rivers, enjoyed crafting and enjoyed time with family and friends in July?