Good morning, and it is Saturday here in cool Arizona. It was 52 degrees F/ 10 C on the thermometer on our patio this morning. Terri Webster Schrandt and I are well-established back in our perspective homes looking back with fond memories at our fabulous ten days together.
I’ll try to keep today’s post brief so I can go help Vince move furniture into the garage for our big sell-off garage sale next weekend.
Terri and I had lunch with Diana or D Wallace Peach and Miriam Hurdle in Portland and what a fun time we had – EXCEPT FOR the fact I hadn’t read their books yet. I am super short-sighted about doing things to get ready for a trip and end up learning about places or people after I’ve been there, but I’m only 70, so maybe I’ll learn as I get older. Anyway, when I got home, I rushed to get them on Kindle and I couldn’t put either book down until it was finished.
- Necromancer’s Daughter by Diana Peach – This is an amazing story and her descriptions are literally and figuratively out of this world. I wish I could write like that!
- The Winding Road by Miriam Hurdle – Miriam’s memoir of her cancer experience brought tears to my eyes. I went through a tiny bit of what she did when I had cancer three years ago, but without radiation, chemo, working, doctors who never got back to her, and an invasive version of cancer nobody had ever seen.
Portland Area Doors
Portland has some unique architecture especially downtown. I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as I could or should have but never fear I will return. Here are just a few selections. Please visit Dan Antion’s No Facilities sight to learn more about this challenge.
Mama Cormier hosts this fun challenge each week. It’s easy to participate, just take pictures of anything in groups of three.
Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
Both Terri and I had a great time taking pictures. We found this dahlia garden next door to the blue house with yellow doors in Tigard, Oregon. What a great find. For more flowers, see Cee.
Cee’s Black and White Challenge
I love to take candid shots, most of the time they are from the back, though. I love this one of a photographer in Tillamook at the Lighthouse.
When I was a kid my dad and his friends shared their slides in our home until I thought I’d either die of embarrassment (pictures of me) or keel over in a bored stupor. Unfortunately, I learned his gift of taking lots of pictures, his love of showing them off to friends, and his gift of gab too well. I expect I’ll have Coffee with a Dash of Travel for several weeks. Written for Natalie the Explorer’s Weekend Coffee Share.
Thanks for joining me for coffee and photos of our blogging photo journey through the Portland area.