The last weekend in August we went up to Bend which is about a 140 miles or so from here it is just on the east side of the Cascades in the high desert. That is South Sister in the photo and Sparks lake.It is ruggedly beautiful country up there. I have many photos to share with you from this trip. This photo here is by RA Jensen who is a great photographer of this area.We also visited Clear Lake and Crater Lake during this trip. It is so beautiful up in the Cascades and High Desert and so different from here in the Valley which is equally beautiful.
This past Monday we went to the Oregon State Fair. I always enjoy it because it is like the fairs you imagine from the past. It is always clean,filled with agricultural things, good food and crafts.It is nothing like the fairs back south had become in places like Memphis where you were almost afraid to go to them for fear of your life at certain times of the day and night. It was the perfect 70 degree weather and gorgeous.
I am also eagerly anticipating the end of the week as my sister is going to be induced Friday in Nashville and I will hopefully have a new nephew or neice.She chose to not find out till the end. I am going back in November to see them.
I have finished Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens recently and throughly enjoyed this book. It is a book that speaks to your heart without being sappy. I am now reading Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas it is about the internment camps during WWII.I have long been fascinated by this period in history .
In September I have these on my list to read:
Monique and the Mango Rains-Kris Hollaway
The Diplomats Wife-Pam Jenoff
Dream When Your'e Feeling Blue-Elizbeth Berg
The Condition-Jennifer Haigh
Breaking Dawn-Stephanie Meyer
Some Photo Blogs I am loving lately:
That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest.
— Henry David Thoreau
A Special Thanks to all of you who prayed for the Gulf Coast.