This lake, this beach, has provided many adventures.
My Grandparents have lived here for many years now. I grew up coming to this beach at this lake and another beach at a section off the lake called Glenora. Glenora is where my other Grandparents lived for many years.
My grandparents decided it is time to move on to a place that is easier to take care of.
So we went for one last adventure there this summer.
In the first two days we went swimming, canoeing, sailing, and beach exporting. We also watched an amazing storm.
We had our last hay day
But this beach and this lake will be here for years to come, for many other adventures, for many creatures.
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This week the wordpress photography challenge is dialogue. I looked through my photographs and found a few that I think speak to this challenge.
While on my lovely hike at Silver Creek Falls I happened upon this very large spider. It was sitting very currently on its web, which was a bit frayed from the bug that must have landed a while before and was now in the grips of this spider.
You can see the red from the bug it caught right at the center of the spider.
I think above you can really see how big this spider is.
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Before heading out to New York at the beginning of the month, I went on a nice hike with some friends to a personal favorite, Oregon’s Silver Creek Falls. This switch back seemed to fit the bill for the theme zig zag.
I did not have time to post these before my trip so I figured late is better than never.
Along with some hills that require a switch back to traverse are done beautiful waterfalls that the trail travels under.
This is on my list of the wonders of Oregon, I highly recommend it.
My grandparents live on Seneca lake and have for many years. They have a wonderful house that includes a beach house and dock. I remember when we visited them as a kid and they did not live at that house, but at that point my other grandparents lived on Seneca lake.
Needless to say the lake has a huge place in my memory. My children recently got the chance to visit with me (which they have done before, but neither really remembered) and experience the swimming, sailing, late night dinners on the beach as the sun sets, fire flies, and family.
My mom cuddling my daughter on a bench at a vineyard after a farm to table dinner. Watching the moon rise.
I hope they remember this visit and feel that upstate New York is as much a part of them as I feel it is of me.
Supermoon of August rising over Seneca Lake.
This was a bittersweet visit, as it is our last one we will share this experience on Seneca lake as a family. My grandparents have decided it is time for them to move on and into a place where someone else gets to do the upkeep.
I will miss summers that include this lake and these large family get togethers.
The things I am lovin’ about summer:
All photographs were taken in Camas/Washougal today with my phone. :-)
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This week at the Daily Post photography challenge we were told to share photographs of containers. I am sharing a photograph from a yoga studio in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. I have never done yoga there, but I occasionally like to go to the restaurant, called Prasad, after my Wednesday night runs. They have this neat little area where yoga mats are stored and I thought they came together and looked interesting.