Yay for rain! After a ton of work in the garden both in the front and back, the skies opened up, giving us much needed precipitation after a very dry start to autumn. So when the skies took a rest? Ahhh…these clouds were spied as we walked out of Cafe Eleven, one of our neighborhood haunts. 🙂
As our girl can’t do major hikes, we found an easy trail for her to get the chance to be safely off leash and experience nature. After being cooped up in a fluorescent-lit shelter for far too long, we love giving her these kinds of experiences!! While she got tuckered out pretty quick, she was happy to quietly, slowly explore her new surroundings in the trees 🙂
And with that, she got to cool off in the river and enjoy the field trip. She’s no hyper water dog, however – while she strolled for a wee bit along the water, she mostly just drank from it then laid down on the sand while the spazzy retrievers and the like raced back and forth. Our girl has no interest in sticks or balls – she was more interested in just chilling with us while we sat on a log 🙂
My husband’s gardenia plant is blooming!
We bought several Japanese Holly plants referred to as “sky pencils” in that they grow that skinny and reach up to 8-10′. Excellent against the fence and won’t be such a bugger to maintain! I’d love to have more but dang they are soooo expensive! Slowly but surely…
My husband landed a second job at the local organic grocer, so we celebrated with – of course! – great food 🙂 Shared an incredible Italian meal at Three Doors Down off Hawthorne in a romantic little table by the window. He’s going to be a busy man with this and his job at the pub, but after some disappointment at the way services are handled in Portland in his normal profession (mainly nonprofit work here compared to Oz), he’s happy to be in an environment that is fun and fast paced until he figures out his next move. (image source)