After the busyness of TNNA and Ryan’s graduation, I headed to Sunriver in Central Oregon for a mid-week rendezvous with friends. I stopped at The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters to drop off a look book, and chatted with Paula, Nancy, and Ivy, but forgot to take a picture. Oops!
I had two full days in Sunriver. They were both gorgeous. We kayaked on Wednesday.
Hosmer Lake is gorgeous. Tons of birds, including red winged blackbirds, yellow headed blackbirds, and a magnificent bald eagle that flew right over our kayaks. I didn’t bring a zoom camera, just my phone, so no bird pix!
I watched this lenticular cloud develop all day next to Mt. Bachelor.
I love the way the wind distorts the once straight jet trails. You can see that the water is pretty shallow here at the upper end of the lake. We couldn’t paddle up the creek; it was too shallow and muddy. It’s been a pretty dry winter, which isn’t good.
South Sister, Broken Top, and Mt. Bachelor is hiding on the right
Lots of blue damselflies, but it’s hard to catch a picture from a drifting kayak!
We hiked along the Deschutes River near Benham Falls on Thursday.
This turn in the river is an awesomely beautiful spot.
It sounds great, too.
But it wasn’t all play. I brought my knitting. Of course!
On Thursday night I sat in the hot tub under a canopy of stars. And I saw two shooting stars (meteors). Lucky? I think so.
Friday I came home and picked my first ripe raspberries. These are from the two new shrubs the kids planted for Mother’s Day.
I also see that the birds have been busy while I’ve been away!
Guess I should have picked more before I left. Oh, well. It’s been busy around here!
How is your summer so far?