19 February 2013

Month of Love: Day 17 Memories

On the 17th day of the month of love,
my TRUE LOVE gave to me...
a thousand geese a roaming
and  
an old hunting lodge in the middle of trees.
 
OK...enough.
I'm just not feeling that poetic this evening after a fun time at one of my fav stores today...
 
But last Sunday my DH did give me all these things (and more) as my Valentine's Day gift!
Yep,
a roadtrip to wherever I wanted to go...
and I wanted to go see one of my favorite national wildlife refuges,
the William L. Finley NWR just north of Monroe, Oregon
in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
 
 I love this NWR for several reasons...it is large and has varied topography
(a long gravel road allows you to drive through the park--although some sections are not accessible).
But most of all, I love the historic buildings there
(barns, carriage house, two homes)
and the wildlife!
 We quickly changed out the lenses on my camera, opting for the zoom lens.
 It was a wonderful day... 
my hubby is a very good, loving man who knows how to make his wife smile
and her heart sing:)

Blessings,
Aimee

Link:
 http://www.fws.gov/willamettevalley/finley/index.html

More photos to come;
photos from 2 years ago...
 http://aimeeonthemountainside.blogspot.com/2011/03/sometimes-you-just-need-refuge.html
and a post with close ups of my fav geese:)

Please excuse any errors...typing this by
yep, candlelight:)

8 comments:

Betsy said...

Such a fun time! And I hear there has been sunshine in Portland for a few days. Where is Monroe from Portland? I love the pictures and the geese roaming across the field. Spring IS coming. I'm just sure it is!
Blessings,
Betsy

aimee said...

It was! The refuge is located between Corvallis (to the north) and Monroe (to the south)...just a little off 99W which is a bit west of I-5.
So we are in agreement that spring IS coming---well then so it shall be:)
Glad you enjoyed the photo of the geese...if you click on it, it is even better.
Blessings,
Aimee
PS: NW Oregon is now back to our more normal weather---drip, drip, drip.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

beautiful pictures!

aimee said...

Thank you Stacie! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Blessings, Aimee

Linda W. said...

Looks like a great place! How nice of your hubby to take your there for V-day. You got some great shots.

aimee said...

It is! I just wish I had a better zoom lens...and that we had remembered the binoculars:)
Have a great Friday...more snow for you!
Blessings, Aimee

Grayseasailor said...

Lovely photos, Aimee. I am glad you had a good trip. On our way to and from Lincoln City we spotted several flocks of birds we could not identify and then the herd of buffalo that are always interesting to watch :-)
xx,
Gracie

aimee said...

Gracie-
Thank you! Ah--birds, my favorite part of winter...well birds, snow, the mountains in snow and warm comforters:)
Where did you see the herd of buffalo? I LOVE buffalo!
Blessings, Aimee

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