Monday, June 21, 2010

The Dex Scrapbook, part one

Our visit from Dex and the week of vacation we took together was so special that I'm having trouble with the words to describe it. I think I need time to process the depth of feelings and fun that Dex, Michael, and I shared. Images I took will have to do for now.

The first three shots were taken on Dex's first day in Oregon. We are standing in the backyard of The Pittock Mansion in Portland, a property that offers amazing views of the city and Mount Hood in one direction and Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens in another.

The next day we went to Silver Falls State Park, Oregon's largest state park at 8000 acres and only 14 miles from our home in Silverton. Having had such a rainy spring the falls were especially spectacular.

I loved viewing all this beauty as if for the first time that day.



Nancy said...

I love Silver Falls - such a beautiful place to take Dex.

kj said...

awww, lydia, i think some things that occur are so far beyond coincidence...

i am glad for you

Lydia said...

Nancy~ I really appreciate your comments after my posts about Dex. He loved Silver Falls...said they have waterfalls in the Philippines but they do not compare with SF.

kj~ So far beyond coincidence is a great description for Dex coming into my life. Thank you for your insights.

M Riyadh Sharif said...

It's really wonderful to finally see you and Dex together in one single frame. I'm quite sure you guys had a great time...!!

Rhiannon said...

"And a good time was had by all"! Lovely waterfall...about ready to dive in one myself right about now.

Hope your resting and recouping from all of the excitement.



Lydia said...

Riyadh~ Sweet of you to mention that, and yes we did have a great time. We even spoke about you, so you were here in thought!

Rhi~ Those falls are really rushing right now. Very refreshing!

I am getting extra sleep because I've been downright drowsy!

francessa said...

I'm slowly catching up, Lydia, and enjoy reading your last, say, 20 posts! Great reading, of course! I'm glad you had such a good time. The pictures are lovely! Must have been exciting!

Lydia said...

francessa~ You have been so busy in your life, and I consider it an honor that you find time now to catch up with the goings-on in my life. You are was exciting to have Dex here. We miss him since he has been gone!



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