Trillium Lake

Photography

Hi there!!

I spent a week prettying up my blog and then I go and ignore it!

The photo above was taken with my new iPod camera. I’m really having fun with it! Because of the convenience I would like to start taking a snapshot a day with it. I’m trying to find places to post these photos and I’ve come across Dailybooth. I started a “booth” over there to check it out. I think the site has lots of potential but I’m not sure about the community. I have some reservations. What do you think about it?Trillium Lake

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Crosstown Trail

Travel and Other Adventures

We tried out a new trail today. The Crosstown Trail up above Government Camp (near the top of Mt. Hood). It was a one-way trail, three miles. Which meant that we walked six miles. It’s used for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in winter and reminded me that I really need to get into some winter sports this year!

This is clearly a trail for the mountain bikers. In fact, I had been thinking it really weird that I hadn’t come across mountain bikers on our hikes in Oregon. We did on this trail! I feel like we may have imposed on their territory, maybe?

Here are some pictures of our day. Enjoy!

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thinking

Random

There is nothing like the sun setting over the ocean

It’s been a week since I posted. I’ve been really wondering if I still have the blogging mojo in me. I’ve been running this blog for 7 years. Can you believe that?!? Seven years!

I’m finding it kind of redundant to post knitting projects both here and on Ravelry. So I think I’ll keep all of the knitting content on Ravelry and not post it here. I’ve been having a difficult time finding anything interesting to say about knitting lately. I still love to do it but that’s just it. I like knitting and not, necessarily, writing about it.

Photography has taken a back seat lately too. I don’t know why. It’s brought a lot of joy to me in the past. But there are times when I am so completely unmotivated to take my camera with me and take pictures. I wish I knew what that was all about.

Writing hasn’t been really interesting to me lately, too. That also bothers me. Or at least I think it should bother me but I kind of feel apathetic about it. I’ve always found a lot of solace in writing everyday but not lately. Not that I don’t find solace in it, but more that I don’t find time to do it everyday.

I do have some new interests, though. I am learning how to play the Ukulele and I’m really excited about it! I’m going to be participating in a Ukulele orchestra this fall. Starting next week actually. yay!

I’ve been really excited about studying zen lately too. I’ve really been finding peace through meditation and being, generally, more mindful. Maybe this is why other things have taken a back seat?

I’ve discovered a new hobby. Beading! I will tell you the story on how I got into that in another post. But I have to say, I’m really having fun with it. I’ve already made more necklaces than I think I know what to do with. And i think I spent more money on beads than yarn on my last trip to the coast, which is saying a lot!

I’ll catch up again soon. Maybe this blog will take a different turn? We’ll see.