Today was fresh autumn air and golden sunlight. It was the soft, sweet sound of Paul Simon on the radio. It was driving along Highway 26 and seeing the stark point of Mount Hood break through the horizon and come into focus.
I love living in a place where nature is just a part of the fabric of everyday life. it amazes me that I can leave the city and drive less than an hour and a half to somewhere that feels like another planet.
Today found me at Trillium Lake, camera pressed to my to forehead, wind breaker pulled tight against my shoulders. The lake lies in the midst of thick evergreens, tucked away in Mount Hood National Forest. Today it’s water was dark and murky from the deluge of rain the night before. It was clear enough to reflect Hood’s giant, snow capped summit and still enough to be tranquil and calm.
I walked the dirt path around the lake shore and then found a rock to sit on and take in the view and soak up the October sun.
This is why I moved to Oregon.