My blogger friend Gracie and I have both been traveling a lot this summer. But we got together for lunch yesterday and then went swimming and got caught up on each other's news. We had a delicious crab salad and chatted through lunch. As we went to get into our cars I snapped this "selfie" of us. I must admit that I almost NEVER take selfie's but this one came out kind of fun. I had given Gracie a vintage cobalt bead necklace that I had not been able to find, but after Kristi's re-organization of my studio, there they were! I wore my graduated cobalt beads from the 20's and tried to get both necklaces in the photo, but you can only see Gracie's. Gracie collects cobalt glass.
I picked up the posters that I had made for an upcoming 100th anniversary celebration at Multnomah Falls. I'm the event chair and contracted an old friend, Steve Terrill, to do the poster. Steve is a very highly respected Oregon photographer and I got to know him while serving as the executive director of the Friends of Vista House. I took the new poster to get framed.. I can't wait to see it all matted and framed up! Do click on on his link and prepare to be amazed at his work.
Yesterday Kristi re-potted the trumpet vine that my sister Roberta gave me and then she made a trellis for it to grow on out of black bamboo! Isn't it awesome? I love it! I can't wait to see our first orange trumpet flower.
Our weather has moderated and the Dahlias are making a comeback.
I sure do like these little yellow daisy flowers.
Some new blooms are coming out on my Hydrangea.. most of them are rather dried up.
Our newest tuberous begonia has done very well in the pot we stuck it in. I hope we can winter this one over successfully.
Our son Travis was invited to go fishing with one of his friends from work - Ernie. He took the boys and this is a neat photo of Ernie and the boys on the boat.
Hayden caught a nice big Steelhead! Steelhead is a rainbow trout that goes out to sea and then comes back to spawn. They don't die after spawning and can re-spawn for several years. This was a LARGE fish! Caleb also caught a big one, but his was a wild fish and had to be released. Guess what we're having for dinner tonight? Baked Steelhead on the pellet grill!
I took a photo of the guys with their fish before Travis cleaned it. What a big day for the boys!
We are getting organized to leave for our lake camping trip in a week. I will be taking my rainbow crocheted bunting to hang around our shade canopy. I will also be taking some pink yarn as I have two pairs of pink booties to make for two new baby girls we'll be welcoming to the family. One is for my niece and the other is for my cousin Nancy's daughter who expecting her first child, a girl!
I will be doing some giveaways when I return. Are you making the most of your summer? Our leaves are turning here already. I saw a whole row of them all yellow.. some maples are turning red already! How quickly the seasons come and go! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)