I am finally living in North Idaho. Not really moved in and there are a lot of giant loose ends but I’m catching the tail end of summer!
My sister and her family came out for my first official week here. We took a really fun outing up Schweitzer Mountain. We road the chair lift up to the 6,400 foot summit then hiked down 2.5 miles (2,440 feet elevation change) to the ski village. It was a breathtaking vista and a beautiful sunny day. We carried to go cup drinks up the chair lift and snacked on mountain huckleberries most of the way down the mountain.
What a great day!
Spent a long weekend enjoying Sandpoint, Idaho! Swimming, hiking, kayaking and fishing… Great way to celebrate!
Spent the day in Astoria Oregon. They have a really great Sunday market with a lot of food, crafts and wine.
We ended up at the beach down by Gearhart Oregon. All the hot weather was forgotten once that ocean air started blasting us.
I was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time at the lake yesterday evening. The reflections were hypnotic!
I am packing up my house and preparing to move to Idaho. Eleven years I have enjoyed living here but it is time for a new adventure.
It is interesting to see all the stuff I have squirreled away. This bedroom closet was packed with art work from my college years and into the mid 90’s. I took one photo to try capture the past.
Family came over this weekend. They wanted to take a look at my studio. Giving away artwork is a good way to clean out the studio!
This cute little rabbit was displaced by a bulldozer from a neighboring property. He showed up as a fearless little guy and hung around a summer and fall back in 2007.
I live in a beautiful rural setting. I love the wildlife and privacy, but like everything good, I take it for granted.
Rolling along my eyes looking away from the world and into my own dark brain. Something brings the light back, this “forest tunnel” is the kind of thing I have grown blind to. Then in the evening with the headlights on… what could make me happier.