July has been low key, with an episode of busyness near the end, when we had house guests and a long awaited wedding celebration of a good friend. Otherwise, I have been knitting, hiking, walking the neighborhood, growing tomatoes, attending zoom and back yard knitting and book group meetings, and watching Le Tour de France and the Tokyo Olympics. And avoiding exposure to the Delta variant of Covid 19, so masking up in stores again, and keeping all contact with non household people as sanitary as possible. Sigh, but it must be done!
I finished a gnome, a charity hat and a pair of gift socks.
I finished the face embroidery on my albatross, and have another pile of works in progress:
Neighborhood and Garden –
Hot dry days and colorful flowers.
Keeping pace with weekly hikes. Still avoiding weekends, and dodging heat.
July 6 – Lookout Mountain, east of Mt Hood. Always enjoyable for the flowers and the views this time of year.
July 20 – Larch Mountain Crater – north of Mt Hood, a 7 mile loop that circles the top of Larch Mountain through very quiet green forest. At the top there are views to all the Cascades north and south:
Some of the views from Sherrard Point:
July 15 and 28 – Wildwood Trail, Forest Park – We hiked two sections from the NW 53rd trailhead, and now have only 7 miles to go to complete the entire Wildwood trail, a pandemic aspiration.
A few of the flowers in the forest:
On to August….