Hello! On Monday Gracie and I went swimming and cooked up some plans for afterwards as we paddled along. We stopped at Michaels and I got some yarn for making a blanket for babies in need and some hats to send to Betsy for the underprivileged children she makes mittens for. More on that later. Then we went to Jonsrud Point to test out how my new iPhone 7 Plus would do on Mt. Hood photos.. there is a dusting of new snow up there! Now.. it's a bit grainy.. but I still like the zoom on the Plus.
Here you can see the Sandy River which is fed from Mt. Hood run-off and of course rain. :-)
At the viewpoint I enjoyed this Vine Maple which had turned red and orange.
They have Snow Berries at the point.
I snapped this photo of these red trees in a yard across from the point.
On my way home I went through the countryside and stopped at Burns Farm store to get some fresh produce.
The front porch of the store had pumpkins and fall flowers.
The other side of the porch.. LOVE the old wagon full of pumpkins.
Inside the store it was fun to see the fresh apples and pears and pumpkins.
Fresh grapes and cherry tomatoes and even one hallock of strawberries!
And a whole section of fresh farm grown vegetables.. and a cooler with more.
And it was fun to see that there were Halloween decorations placed all around.
When I arrived home the sun was illuminating a Vine Maple tree in our own little forest!! *snap*
The creek, waterfall and pond.
I brought home some fresh local corn, Kristi made a big salad bar for us.. and ham rollups filled with cream cheese.. and hot buttered corn!
Kristi brought home a lot of things from her parents and grandparents since her mom sold her house. Her grandfather had lived in Guam and brought home a lot of sea shells and glass fishing floats. Here they are before I got busy giving everything a nice soapy bath. :-)
She brought home a small collection of vaseline depression glass.. I'll show you more of that in my next post. She gave them to me. How sweet! The pattern on these 3 plates is Florentine No. 1 made by Hazel Atlas glass from 1932 to 35.
This glass float came as is straight from the ocean.. I decided to go ahead and give it a good scrubbing. :-)
Here is a light green one which Dayle hung up from a hook in the ceiling for me.. right in front of a dining room window.. I love it!
I will do a better job photographing these for an upcoming post.. but here are most of them in a basket.. see the clear one on top left? That was the ocean covered one after it's bath. :-)
This is the biggest and nicest one of all.. it's got a stamp on it which identifies the maker and place of origin. Now I will try to find out where and who made it.
Here is the stamp.. Betsy.. can I ask a favor of you.. can you send this to your son in Japan and ask him what it says? :-)
Here is a pretty fan coral.. I was very careful when washing it.. it's pretty delicate.
Well.. I have to hurry and pack my swim bag for a trip to the hot springs. It's a pretty day so far but the clouds are expected and heavy rainy days to come. How is it going where you are? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)