We drove up the Sandy River on Saturday evening and I was saw the way the mist was settling in the trees and on the water, so I turned the car around and went back to try to capture the beauty.
The river was muddy as a result of the recent rains. We travel up and down the Historic Columbia River Highway that borders this river on a regular basis. This waterway changes on a daily basis. Sometimes full and brown with silt, sometimes low and slow and the water is clear. I really love having this river a big part of my life.
The water comes from snow melt from Mt. Hood and rain. The next two photos are from the boat ramp at Dabney State Park.
Winter in it's brown, gray, dark green and cloudy skies glory.
On Saturday I read my favorite blogs and was thrilled to read the story and see the photos by Martha Ellen who visited Hilltop Farm in England. I simply adore Beatrix Potter, the author of the Peter Rabbit series of children's books. I'd seen the wonderful movie about her called "Miss Potter" so we searched on our movie channels and found it and watched it again that evening. I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.
The movie chronicles Beatrix's childhood and tells about how she got her stories published. This is Hilltop farm which she eventually buys and lives out her life in the Lake District in England.
There is a lot of wonderful scenery in the movie, too.
When my grandchildren were small I bought this collection of her books to read to them.
It has every single book in her series. I've also purchased a small collection of figurines of the characters in her books.
I loved this boxed set, even the box is beautifully illustrated.
The books are small and sweet and published beautifully.
The movie even documents her visits to the printshop with her publisher where she tells the printers just what size she imagines and the colors to use.
I do have a thing for rabbits. :-)
My favorite one is the mama bunny holding her twin babies. Have you read any of these tales?
Miss Meeka alway lies with an eye on the back door when our son and/or grandson are gone. I have to go to her and plead with her to come and lay down by the fire with us. She likes Dayle as he throws a ball in the house (tsk tsk) for her, but she doesn't much show allegiance to me. I have no idea why as I'm very kind and sweet to her. It makes me sad. And yes, I've given her some treats of chicken when I'm having some.
The blood moon was last night but when I went out to check to see if I could see it all I saw was a light spot in the clouds. SO.. this is the best I could do.. take a photo during the evening news. LOL!
Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King here in the USA. I wish I could say racism was long in the past in this country - but unfortunately we have a long way to go. But I am with him and do my part to take a stance against intolerance and hatred. Are you with me?
What are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)