Friday, June 15, 2012

Movin' On

Wow, has it really been eight and a half months since I posted last?  Has it really been eight and a half months since I packed up and moved 250 miles across the state to Vancouver, Wash.?  Indeed, it has!  And oh so much has happened.  My job is going well, we're loving it over here on the west side of the state, and - the biggest news of all - we are now a family of four!  Those of you who have been following me since the beginning (or at least over the last three years) remember when Little Miss was born in July 2009; now her little sister, Miss Bennett, as we call her, has joined the family.  She is currently five and a half weeks old and is, while cute, exhausting.  But...what new baby isn't?  The photo above is of Miss Bennett when she was about a week old.

This post is not just to ramble about my family life; I wanted to let any of you interested parties know that I'm starting a new photo blog to showcase my new home.  I wasn't sure if I was going to do it or not, but I've decided there is just too much beauty and interest here to NOT create another blog.  So, if you're interested, join me to explore Vancouver, Wash., Portland, Ore., and their surrounding areas at my new blog,

See ya there!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final Autumn 4

This is one of my favourites from this season so far.  I don't know what kind of tree this is; it's in our neighbour's house and is actually the same tree I posted a photo of earlier this week - the gorgeous orange/yellow tree.  Anyone recognize this fruit?  It looks like an upside-down apple to me, but I know it's not an apple tree.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Final Autumn 3

This is the view from our front porch this week.  I love the various colours.  Happy Autumn, indeed!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Final Autumn 2

These leaves are on a sumach tree in our front yard.  I love the bright red and I think the dark center of the leaves is gorgeous.  It makes for a stunning tree this time of year.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Final Autumn 1

We'll spend my last week in the Walla Walla Valley enjoying the valley's autumn beauty.  This is a tree in front of our house.  I love the contrast between the tree and the sky.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


This is Chan Shun Pavilion, the engineering building on the campus of Walla Walla U.  Friday's sunrise struck the glass building just right and I couldn't resist a quick capture of the vibrant glow.  You can see that all the windows on this side of the building are covered with condensation; it got quite chilly Thursday night!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scarf Day

I took this image earlier this week when the morning showed us the first fog of the season.  It's a little early for fog like this, but we had a very mild summer so I'm wondering if winter will hit early this year.  This is 8th Street in College Place.  Notice the changing tree colours?  I'm going to try to get more pictures of this stunning transformation (my favourite time of year!) this weekend.