Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Last beach walk with Julia


I took one last beach walk behind our house with Julia yesterday before she headed off to grad school. The weather was glorious ... 70s and sunny, with calm sparkling water.


We can't see Mt. Rainier from our deck, but if we walk down a few houses it comes into view. A common saying here on a sunny day is, "The mountain is out!" It's 40 miles away but looms large.



The beach is pebbly, the water clear and cold. Crabs are common in our little area of the Puget Sound, and Julia found a few crab claws.


It was a beautiful, relaxing stroll, even though it signaled the end of summer. I'm sure we'll still have sunny days for awhile -- it's usually nice in the Northwest in September -- but the boat traffic has already slowed and it's dark now around 8 instead of 10. Wish we could store it up for the winter, but photos will have to do.


Have a colorful day


6 comments:

The Idaho Beauty said...

Sigh. . .

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Lovely pictures! Glad you had a beautiful day with her. Where will she be going?

Zella EauClaire said...

Mt Rainier looks awesome! And it looks like you figured out your camera...the pictures are great! I hope Julia and her bunnies aren't going to far. But like Sebastian says "Children got to be free!"

Zella EauClaire said...

PS ...you know this is Susan, right?

Zella EauClaire said...

PS ...you know this is Susan, right?

Julia DesertSpring said...

I miss the water already! It's so dry here that my lips are chapped. Is Rainier really only 40 miles from you?