remembering summer

Oct 3, 2013

The transition from summer to fall in Portland has been quick and downright harsh.  September is normally a glorious month in Oregon, so I feel ripped-off that we've been pounded with torrential downpour for days on end.  Flooding in the basement- what?! That normally doesn't happen until November.

I really dislike the word soggy, and yet that may be one of the better descriptors for the Pacific Northwest right now. 

If I could, I would will summer back.  But, the best that I can do is flip through my photos and try to hold onto some of the most cherished memories of my year. 

Here are some snapshots I took on our summer trip to the Olympic National Park  . . .


5 comments:

Caitlin said...

I love the first one... and the stone sculptures, LOVE :)

Sally said...

Beautiful! Apart from the flowers and wildlife your part of the world is very similar to the wilderness part of my world! When I lived on the West Coast (of the South Island) I remember locals would say "you can't have rainforests without rain"! It gets quite soggy there too. S:)

Clare said...

Your photos are so gorgeous! They beautifully capture a summer well spent.

I know what you mean about the sudden shift of the barometer here. Really?! It began to feel like the middle of winter there for a while. Hopefully we'll see some lovely fall days ahead. The trees are only just beginning to turn.

Frances Marin said...

Olympic National Park is one of my favorite places on earth! It's so diverse and beautifully green. You're photos capture it perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Just left Portland after 6 1/2 long summerless years. I am in Palm Springs and I AM NEVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER, EVER!

I feel for you! I will be in flip flops until well after Christmas, then I may need socks. Maybe. lol ;)

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