Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Live it.

Hello friends. I have been remiss in posting, but I'm alive and well. This PNW summer has been amazing, the garden is still flourishing (endless tomatoes, squash, snap peas...), and I have baked two blackberry pies in the last two weeks. Justin has been catching his limit of salmon on the river and our freezer is now stocked with both salmon steaks and smoked salmon. Awesome.

We also recently returned from a trip to Arizona where we paddled the 15 mile stretch of canyon between Glen Canyon Dam and Lee's Ferry. We camped on the river, met some new friends, and were entirely in awe of our surroundings the whole trip. Absolutely stunning.

As Henry David Thoreau once said, "How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." So while lately I have been light on the writing, I have been rich in the living. I still want to get in one last climbing trip to Smith Rock, a mini road trip to Oregon, and a visit to Spokane. I know the nice weather won't last much longer, but by the time the ground is freezing, I think I will be ready to tackle the next big project and the new pile of cold-weather cozy-kitchen recipes. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned.