A month that sped by, interludes of rain and wind and another atmospheric river, a few hikes, some knitting, and a family Thanksgiving celebration indoors…
November 5th – Wildwood Trail, miles 0 to 1.5, Portland, OR
On a sunny afternoon, we walked the first section of the Wildwood Trail as part of a 3 mile loop. We saw some late fall color, a bald eagle, and a few other interesting trees.
I only have about 3 miles left to have completed all 30 miles of the trail.
November 10th – Catherine Creek – Bitterroot/Stringbean/Rowland Wall trails, WA
Another 4.5 mile loop on a sunny day in the eastern Gorge, Washington side.
We took a quick stop to check out the bald eagle nesting grounds on the nearby Klickitat River, knowing it was probably too early to see them.
and some small birds in the bushes.
November 18th – Deschutes River Trail, OR
A two hour drive to get out of the rain – a pleasant 5 mile walk with friends…
November 23rd – Stonehenge, WA
Again we drove east, looking for good weather. We found sun, but too much wind! We drove through the wind power installations in the hills, then stopped for our lunch break at the Stonehenge replica/ WWI Memorial near Maryhill, WA.
We celebrated with friends,
while this bird feasted on the rudbeckia seedheads in our front yard:
Mostly on a brioche project. I have become quite experienced at repairing knitted purls and vice versa.
Many walks during the dry intervals. Leaves saying goodbye…
and this guy looking to the future…