A river runs through it

We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately here in Oregon, making the rivers flood and spill over into the surrounding areas – creating havoc all around the state. There was a sinkhole near Mt. Hood Community College this week where the river running under the roadway flooded, saturating the ground and causing the road to sink in – completely shutting down that section of the road while repairs are underway. I went by there the other day and was thinking about all the damage water can cause when there’s a vast amount of it. And how repairs are underway and they are re-building the road where it collapsed. I feel like I’m in a similar place right now. My job and source of income collapsed and I’m in the process of rebuilding it. It’s scary when things fall apart around you, but what you build up in their stead can be good, if not better than what you had. It just takes time to rebuild again. I’m not sure if things are better for me yet, but good things are starting to happen and I’m hopeful that the best is still yet to come…

 

 

Fall in the New Hampshire White Mountains

Fall in the New Hampshire White Mountains

Agenkalne Inlet, Riga

Agenkalne Inlet, Riga

 

Mountain river, Morteratsch

Mountain river, Morteratsch

 

Willamette River

Willamette River

 

Eagle Creek, OR

Eagle Creek, OR

 

Yoho National Park, British Colombia, Canada

Yoho National Park, British Colombia, Canada

Winter is coming!

As the colder weather comes on I start thinking of snow coming and creating a beautiful white snowy wonderland outside, and start pinning more in my Pinterest board: Winter Wonderland. Instead, in true Oregon style, we got some ice out east in the Gorge and that’s it so far. But, I remember winter’s growing up in Michigan with lots of snow and all the beauty that goes with it. Not that I want to be out driving in it, mind you, but it is beautiful to look at and play in if you don’t have to go anywhere in it. I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas. Winter is coming… even if all I get is ice!

 

A pair of snowflakes

A pair of snowflakes

 

Winter sunrise

Winter sunrise

 

Frosty sunrise

Frosty sunrise

 

Due North

Due North

 

Arctic

Arctic

 

Winter Sunset

Winter Sunset