Home and garden:
I finished more hats for the Women’s Shelter donation, made progress on socks and a shawl, both excellent travel knitting, and began knitting the fall Mystery Gnome. And I received a late but welcome crocheted bag as a birthday gift from my sister.
We spent a lot of time on hiking trails! In addition to two out of town trips to the Olympic Peninsula and Mt Baker, and a day hike at Cloud Cap on Mt Hood, all described in separate posts, we went on six other adventures:
September 9, East Crater Trail, Indian Heaven, Washington. Return to Junction Lake.
September 17, Portland Arboretum. Early fall color on a beautiful day.
September 24, Kiwa Trail, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington. Looking for Sandhill Cranes while we can still hike the trail before it is closed for the winter nesting season.
September 26 – Saltzman Road in Forest Park, Portland. Our first time on this particular trail through the park, we walked 6 miles while catching up with friends.
September 28, Crawford Oaks, Washington. A return to an oft hiked trail, we escaped the rain in Portland and saw only 4 other hikers the entire day.
Some foliage for the day:
September 30, Coyote Wall, Washington. Another often hiked trail, again with friends. A beautiful day up there!
Tiaki, the Albatross chick I have been watching in New Zealand via webcam, has fledged!
A family member acquired a new-to-him car.
I attended an in-person book group meeting, where we watched the moon rise over the Willamette River from Sauvie Island.