Last week I showed you a black acorn that my sister Roberta found during our adventure in the gorge. A few days ago Gracie and I went to lunch at Big T's and then went back to the same park to see if we could find any black acorns, and look what I found! The windsurfers were there and one man saw me walking around looking on the ground and he asked me if I'd lost something, I told him no.. I found something and showed him. :-)
The large one is darkening.. I hope it turns all black, too.
This is the day I found them.. isn't the one on the left neat, it's got two baby acorns on the top of it, too!
I *think* that the black acorns come from a Black Oak tree.
A plus was that the American Empress sternwheeler was at the dock again.
What a picturesque vessel.
As we drove away from the park I wanted to show you the pretty walkway down to the gangplank to the boat.
Kind of neat for the passengers to walk back and forth on this pretty pathway.
Then Gracie and I drove on to the hot springs where we had our one hour lap swim.. it was wonderful as there were very few other people in the pool and for a third of the time we had the pool to ourselves.. we grinned to each other.. and the sun was streaming through the big windows illuminating the water.. heaven. After hitting the showers we sit on a bench in the beautiful courtyard garden and I brush my hair out there before we walk to the car to head out.
We plan to swim there through the winter, it will be interesting to see how busy the pool is then.
After several cool cloudy and rainy days the sun has returned.. I just went outside to photograph my acorns on some moss in our Bonsai tree pot and enjoyed the sun streaming through the trees.
My succulent basket and the yellow begonia.
The Chinese Lantern looks appropriate for the Fall season.
Kristi's orange and white dahlia in bloom.
Heading back inside..
Our son Travis and Kristi are on a weeklong adventure to celebrate their anniversary - here is a photo they shared of Butchart Garden near Victoria BC, Canada.
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday with my younger sister and I'm off to lap swim at LA Fitness today. We have no weekend plans.. which suits me fine.. how about you? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)