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.