March was cold, rainy, windy, with a few sun breaks and early flowers:
We went on three repeat hikes:
Memaloose Hills – March 3rd:
Cold and windy at the Memaloose Overlook
Looking to the westward cliffs…
Zooming in on the blue heron rookery.
Chatfield Hill – mostly still dormant,
with a few yellow bells.
We tried a (new to us) side loop up the lower hill on the return hike.
White River with micro spikes – March 11th:
Clouds wafted across Mt Hood throughout the hike.
Our usual lunch spot – snow level is low!
Return hike – lenticular clouds forming…
The Labyrinth – March 16th:
Plenty of water in the Old Hwy. 8 waterfall; Mt Hood on the far horizon.
Slightly frozen grass widows.
Yellow bells and buttercups
My favorite oak grove
Our guide Ponderosa
View from the guide tree
Early yellow parsley
The haunted tree
Knitting and sewing:
Quilt for my new niece, born at the end of the month.
New laptop sleeve.
‘Brave Enough’ Hitchhiker – yarn by Knitted Wit, pattern by Martina Behm
Gnome Pun Intended, pattern by Sara Schira, Year of Gnomes, scrap yarn.
Ripples Make Waves hat for the Guild Service Project; pattern by Casapinka; Knit Picks Hawthorne yarn.
I started a new pair of socks for travel knitting.
At the end of the month we flew to the east coast to visit family – that will be my next post.