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friday archives, part 13

March 7, 2014

this is rather rushed–

it’s snowing wetly outside and i need to take a dog to the vet soon,

but i am trying so hard to be consistent with these posts

so i’ll give it a go.

these are from brief two-week period in summer 2010 which,

as i look back,

was a ridiculously busy and very rich summer.

not only did we spend several weeks in europe,

but we took a trip to portland, oregon to meet brandt’s new granddaughter

and then hurried home for a 21-member family reunion.

so…

after returning from europe i had time to grab a glass of wine on the deck

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and grab some sunset mountain shots from the old neighborhood golf course

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and before i knew it we were back on another flight to portland.

believe it or not, i actually photographed people on this trip,

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specifically grandpa and the newest (at that time) bundle of joy!!

sweet memories!

our timing was very good, as the weather was sunny and actually hot.

on a 105 degree day we hiked up to a glorious double-decker waterfall

on a trail that was mostly shaded.

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there were several pools amongst the rocks along the trail,

and i took this shot (which is probably not very couth of me

since i do not know these people)

but i just think it is beautiful:

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this one was taken at the drop point of yet another waterfall.

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i was behind a railing at the overlook

but there were adolescents who actually went out to this point to take a photograph,

which brought back all of my maternal freak-out response

like a flashback to when we took our little kids to the grand canyon…

thump thump went my heart.

and oh, the things that grow in the pacific northwest…

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after we returned home i got right to work organizing activities for our reunion.

saw this on a trip to boulder.

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we took a bike ride out to sandstone ranch,

and although we did not end up riding out there as a group

we did hire a photographer to take family photos out there

which turned out absolutely fabulous!

i am very, very anxious for the greenway trail to be restored

following last september’s flood damage,

especially after looking at these photos.

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these were taken from the overlook above sandstone ranch.

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this was on the actual bike path,

where i caught a bird sleepwalking.

(yes, i did move it off the pavement in case you’re wondering…)

and these are along the only flat, straight section of the trail that follows a dirt road:

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sigh…  summer.

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i know, i know…

snow is beautiful.

those big, fat, happy flakes falling outside my window are picturesque.

lalalalalalalala.

let me show you my side of the snow story:

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rose before the latest snowfall…

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and rose after.

then multiply this times seven.

the end.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2014 1:05 pm

    those ranch photos.
    and the sleeping bird.
    and flowers on a turquoise scooter.
    ahhh, the life.

    [rose, with plaits in her mane and all that MUD. yikes!!]

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 11, 2014 6:22 pm

      ahhh, yes. the life.
      as i look outside my window and see that the gale-force winds have indeed brought the promised snow, i realize that those vivid colors of spring and summer are not yet a current reality.
      i’ll tie a knot and hang on!
      xoxo

  2. March 9, 2014 5:47 pm

    All those lovely green summer shots, beautiful waterfalls, babies, horses in the pasture and ending with a filthy dirty Rose! Mud season…I think that’s what we’re entering.

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 11, 2014 6:24 pm

      we are indeed into mud season– our farrier arrived for the herd hoof trimming session only to turn around and leave with plans to try again next saturday! right now gale-force winds and flying snow…
      yay.
      not.
      xx

  3. March 12, 2014 4:55 pm

    oh my goodness – what gorgeous images!
    perfect joy for a snowy March day in VT

    • sassysistersink permalink*
      March 12, 2014 5:20 pm

      thank you, elizabeth! i must admit, editing these summertime photos has made me yearn for springtime! today, fortunately, the sun is shining and the world seems considerably brighter!
      xo

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