The sun was shining golden in the afternoon which made me grab my camera to record some pretty images. I especially love this one - I stepped out onto our turn-of-the-century farmhouse front door which we rarely use on the the old front porch... I saw these hay bales in the warm sunshine and zoomed in to see what the image would show me... it showed me summer in Oregon. The land across the country road from us has been leased to Laotian families that grow flowers to sell at farmer's markets in the Portland area. Such a lovely crop for us to enjoy watching grow!
I actually saw this beam of bright sunlight on our grandfather clock which captured my eye and had me grab my camera. It is very rare to have sun shine on the clock!
Being the detective that I am, I then saw the late summer sunlight streaming through our beveled glass window we found on craigslist several years ago for a very good price.
Again, the sun was slanting through the shrubs, this is our walkway up to the porch. Unfortunately the Pin Oak roots have buckled the brick walkway.. grumble. See the stones lining the brick walk? They were brought to Portland as ballast in ships from England years ago, cobblestones which were then used to pave the downtown streets in Portland. When they dug those streets up to pave them with new materials, those old cobblestones were then sold to brickmasons. Dayle found the cobblestones for sale in our local newspaper and bought them for this project. The mason who put in our brick walkway lined it with those stones. Cool, huh?
And which brings us to today. We have a woman help with housework once a month and she has helped us tackle projects that we'd put off. Today she decided that it was time to remove all the flotsam and jetsam that had collected on our armoires in our master bedroom. We laid a clean sheet across our bed and took all the things down and dust and only put a few things back. One of the things collecting dust on my wardrobe was this lovely handmade cedar bark basket made by an Indian man in Vancouver BC. We took the children to the World's Fair there in 1986, and I found this basket in an art gallery there.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed your visit.. swimming tomorrow! What are you doing for fun this week?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)