Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Silver Falls

So, as most of you know, northwestern United States is a very rainy place.  It rains and rains and rain from about October to June.  In June it is supposed to clear up and be sunny and beautiful for the next 3 or 4 months.  This June has been pretty awful, full of gloomy skies, cool weather and rain (though today is perfectly sunny and warm).

On Monday it stopped raining for a spell, so we headed out to Silver Falls for a hike, and we got to enjoy all the beauty that comes from 9 months of rain- a lush forest with a thousand shades of green and powerful waterfall.  It was so breathtakingly beautiful, I just had to share.

These are the reasons that I manage to stick around this wet and dreary place, year after year.  It's spectacular when it stops raining for long enough to enjoy it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

At last

So, the cat drama has finally come to an end.  I am happy to report that we now have a healthy and happy three legged cat.  A two week recovery turned into a 6 week recovery due to faulty stitches, a nasty infection and the discovery that our cat has asthma, though not pneumonia, which we feared. Who knew that cats got asthma?
He got the last of his staples out on Friday and no longer has to wear the dreaded cone and he is sooooo much happier.

Thanks to everyone who prayed and sent positive thoughts our way.  It is such a relief to have this ordeal behind us.  Now I can concentrate on wedding's less that a month away!