Sunday, July 20, 2014

Why I Love Oregon Summers

Oregon can get hot, but it rarely gets muggy and it almost never rains. Yesterday we had a wonderful day: up early and drove up into the Cascades (about 60 miles) for a paddle on Waldo Lake. Waldo Lake doesn't allow gas motorboats so it is beautiful and quiet. It also is pretty mosquito-y so it isn't that crowded at this time of year. The wind made the lake a bit choppy but we got a nice paddle in.

Tim drove, so I worked on a new pair of socks for him:

Mindless socks in Knitpicks City Tweed DK.

After we got home and showered and ate something, we headed over to a local park (Alton Baker Park) for a concert by the Eugene Symphony. This is a 'free' concert that they give at the end of every season--the hitch is that you have to have tickets that they give out in person a month earlier and I never keep track of the date. Well, as luck would have it, the General Manager of the symphony lives across the street from us with his family, and he offered us two tickets to the concert and we happily accepted them (we watered their plants and took in their garbage cans when they were away for the weekend last weekend. We clearly got the better end of the deal). The concert was terrific and the very hot day settled out into a lovely evening.

We'll be getting season tickets for the Symphony this coming season, and are really looking forward to it.

Finally, I wanted to share a video with you. Our butterfly bush is one of my favorite plants--I love the smell. The other day I was working at my desk and took this video (through the window screen!) of something else that loves the butterfly bush. Enjoy.


kathy b said...

awww a good turn well rewarded. Love your video

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I'm so glad that you had a great day, even it it got a little warm in the middle, and got to enjoy the evening with a concert!

My other Oregon friends tell me that I should move there because SoCal weather here is just getting hot hot hot.