Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sunny Day

Hi everyone! It's been a while, hasn't it? We've been getting back into gear here at Casa Magpie after a lengthy, snowbound winter break.

We'll remember the snow (and hope for more, ideally on a school day) but lately it's like early spring here in Portland. We always have a week or two like this and the garden centers love them because everyone gets all excited and goes out to buy plant starts which mostly rot in the ground once winter returns. Fake spring usually comes in February, so this is a bit odd, especially coming on the heels of ice, snow, huge rains, and floods reminiscent of Genesis.

It's almost warm and the sun is brilliant in the low-in-the-sky wintry way. We joined friends on an outing yesterday which I know we'll mostly remember for getting just a bit lost and the slog through cold, muddy, calf-deep water which finally got us back to our starting point. The kids thought it was great fun!

But in and around the adventure, there was a lot to look at, too.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Where was this? Looks like maybe Smith & Bybee or Oaks Bottom?

Magpie Ima said...

Neither, actually. This place didn't seem to have a formal name other than "Sandy River Delta". It's on the north side of I-84, just past Troutdale.

Ali said...

Great pictures, and thanks for being such a good sport about the slogging. I've never been so glad I bought those rubber boots!