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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.


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


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


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

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


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.


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:


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


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…


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

saw this on a trip to boulder.


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.



these were taken from the overlook above sandstone ranch.


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:





sigh…  summer.


i know, i know…

snow is beautiful.

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


let me show you my side of the snow story:


rose before the latest snowfall…


and rose after.

then multiply this times seven.

the end.

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!

  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…

  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!

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