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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Days

taking a moment to find joy in the little things

We've had some lovely, full, summer days here lately. Full of beauty and adventure, friendship and family, fun and more fun. We drove out to some lavender fields only to find we missed the bloom. It was still beautiful to walk around. 

I love this quirky little "house". If it were mine, I would fill the planters with flowers and add a comfy chair inside with a small bookshelf. It would be my personal hideout for reading and other things.

more beauty in my garden...

We live along the Columbia River and it's a great place to cool off when it's hot! In Hood River, there is a sand spit that you can walk along, and as you can see from the photo, it wasn't very crowded even though it was 100 degrees outside.

When you look west, you see the grandness of the Columbia River gorge

And when you look east you see the barrenness of eastern Oregon

We also live right across the street from a lake and we have just not taken advantage of it this year. This week, however, our neighbors took us on a boat ride, and then the next day my daughter and I borrowed a kayak to further explore the lake.

One thing we've done a lot of this summer....reading! Especially my youngest daughter. I think she's read between 15-20 new books this summer. I love having a daughter that shares my love of reading.


  1. enjoy the days of summer and thank you for sharing your summer pics. I loved reading during my summer holidays when I was a child, and love reading now anytime! Enjoy. I'm joining you today over at Communal Global.

  2. I think I've been to those specific lavender fields, I remember the little building!
    What fun on the water - I heard you all got hot hot hot!

  3. The Hood River area is so beautiful! My husband's uncle and aunt lived there for many years. Your pictures are all so wonderful. The little house is so cute. I have to admit to taking a folding lawn chair into our greenhouse with a garden magazine or two on rainy days...

  4. lovely images, the flowers are sweet, the river is beautiful

  5. Lovely shots. That first photo especially is quite unique.
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Love the fence with the flower! And your daughter reading is lovely.