I’ve posted daily on tookapic and instagram, but not here; it takes a little more time to post on WordPress. I was busy with a special guest, my Mom. She arrived Thursday and left Saturday morning. We ate at IKEA, walked in a nature park, and saw Agnes Obel. My Mom turns 70 this year. The importance of spending time with her has increased greatly.
- Interstitial 113: Bunnysitting. Caring for my daughter’s cute bunny while she enjoys a well-deserved vacation.
- Interstitial 114: Sweetness. Captured this sweet scene on my walk today.
- Interstitial 115: Tiny Garden. A tiny, mossy, rooftop garden.
- Interstitial 116: Pluviophile. (n). a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. Also known as a native Oregonian.
Interstitial 113: Bunnysitting
Interstitial 114: Sweetness
Interstitial 115: Tiny Garden
Interstitial 116: Pluviophile
I have visited this spot several times since starting this project on December 1 and today was the first time Mount Hood was fully visible. This view is a few minutes’ drive and about a 30-minute walk (uphill, and longer if you stop to take pictures of all the glorious nature) from my home. The mountain isn’t in view until you are practically facing it, so it can be fun to take people up here and surprise them.
Today, I used my first DSLR. Although it’s nearly 13 years old, heavier, and slower, I still like the photographs it produces. I rarely use it as it can be cumbersome. I have a feeling it’s not done teaching me new things.
Like fog, time can obscure what’s behind us and ahead of us. We can clearly see where we are now, where we just came from, and enough ahead of us to choose our path.
Some periods of time are foggier and more difficult for us to navigate. I wish you clarity as you navigate your path with a grateful heart and discover the good that awaits in the coming year.
The forest invites you to come inside and see what’s beyond the horizon. Walk along the path beneath the trees’ protective arms stretched above, and find what awaits you.
In Oregon’s Cascade mountain range, Olallie Butte rests between Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood. This view is of Olallie’s east side. The west side hosts the butte’s namesake lake and resort.