Saturday, November 26, 2005

A Walk in the Park

After a deluge yesterday, the weather was a bit better today. We went on a 10k volkswalk that led through a number of venues. It began on a wood chip path then passed by the skate park and into a quiet neighborhood. From there we walked through a greenway and on a boardwalk through a wet land. (The leaf covered boardwalk was slicker than snot on a slug slimed doorknob.) It ended by walking through a business park after walking through the 1986 Street of Dreams with mansions surrounding a private lake.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be thankful for again this year. It becomes so easy to deal on the losses that we forget the simple things we do have.

I am thankful for:
  • The certainty that I will see those I love who have gone to Heaven before I
  • The colors of a sunny day and the rain that brings the colors to life
  • Family~99% of the time
  • The unconditional love of a dog
  • The man who is the love of my life

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Rose City Golf Course

We have had such an amazing fall. Saturday dawned bright and beautiful with barely a cloud in the sky. After a couple of false starts, we ended up at the Rose City Golf Course for our weekly hike. A path circling the course afforded views of the greens and fairways with colorful deciduous and evergreen trees. In the distance, Mt. Hood rose into the sky overseeing the valley. The path was deep with leaves fallen from the trees making a crunching sound with each step. The joy of kicking through them made me give an impish grin as I recalled the fun of jumping into piles of raked leaves as a child. And so, another moment of joy to share and to carry one through the rough patches.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Fanno Creek Trail

One cannot really call this a hike; after all, the trail is asphalt and several feet wide. However, it is called the Fanno Creek Trail, so we will go with it. There have been some comments from the Midwest on the green we still enjoy. The area will be green through most of the winter, unless we get a bit of snow. We haven’t had a hard frost yet and the wind has not picked up, so the leaves have stayed green longer this year as well as staying on the trees longer.