29 March 2012

Exploring in the Oregon Foothills: Pt 3

I am supposed to be cleaning.
I really am.
But before I dig in to the dreaded pantry
(which I have put off for 3 days)
here's some more photos taken in the foothills of Oregon.
 Another mural in a small community.
LOVE this--the trees, the river, the horses
would love to give credit to whoever put in all the hours that it takes to make a mural like this.
You find these patchwork quilt squares in various places in Oregon.
I have seen a lot in the Tillamook area and a couple in two foothills communities.
I LOVE these too---I am falling in love with quilts these days.
Pretty! Wish I could have gotten another angle on it though to see how tall it was.
Look at the color of the lake! Just cannot get over that incredible color:)
Love this and...
this (and that hand too cuz' it belongs to my sweetie) 
Love this waterfall...
this one was by the river where we saw the fish caught.
Actually there were two by the river.
The river--the beautiful, incredible, fast flowing river.
LOVED this place--
want to go back there
and to all the other places I have researched nearby.
And now...
to work:)
Wish me luck
Blessings, Aimee

all taken in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

After having worked with the new blogger for several days now...
I have to state that it is working SO much better for me
and some of the problems I had with the old blogger are gone:)
YEA blogger!

28 March 2012

Oregon's Foothills: pt 2

Outside the wind is blowing and the clearing we had earlier this morning is disappearing. In other words...it will be a great day for more spring cleaning:) But before I can continue with the dreaded pantry job, I need to keep a promise...
This photo was taken in a small valley in the coastal foothills.
I had seen it before, from a road up above it and decided it was time to see it close up.
As you can see, Oregon just keeps getting snow.
After spending a bit of time here we headed to our next destination...
the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
On our outing we saw a lot of moss---green, green moss. 
I LOVE moss and lichens.
I LOVE green. 
And I LOVE sunny, warm days like this turned out to be.  
This lake (man-made) is fed by a river which originates in the mountains.
The color of the water was absolutely incredible and reminded me, a little, of Lake Louise
in Canada. Ah---that statement makes me yearn to go back for a visit up north.
I LOVE Canada---its 'high teas', mountains, inland valleys, rivers, grand hotels and gardens.
We also visited a fish hatchery not too far from the lake.
I would tell you how many photos I took there,
to make sure I got a shot of fish jumping up into these pipes,
but it would be embarrassing--very embarrassing:)
(On another note here--I am really liking some of the new improvements in blogger)
Besides the coastal foothill valley, the lake, the river, the fish hatchery, the forests we passed through...
we also stopped by Jonsrud Viewpoint in Sandy. On a positive note, there were no clouds obstructing our view--as there was earlier when we came this way; on a not so positive note, the sky hadn't completely cleared yet so the contrast wasn't spectacular. Oh well---we will just have to make a trip back there soon.
And last, but not least, I shall leave you with a mural from one of the small foothill communities we stopped to eat lunch at. I am a HUGE fan of public art, and besides being crazy about sculptures, I absolutely LOVE murals--especially the ones you find that represent the history of that area.
This town's history was tied to logging, as a lot of the towns in the PNW was
and the railroad played a part in its past too.
Hope you enjoyed today's little tour...

27 March 2012

Spring Cleaning + Organization

Am tackling spring cleaning and organization here in our house. Today is day #2 of working in the kitchen, with 9 more rooms to go...will post the other photos from our weekend foothills trip soon. And now...well now it's time to 'attack' the remaining kitchen cabs and then---the dreaded pantry:)
Wishing you all a great day.
Blessings, Aimee

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