Return of the Night

Happy Equinox!

It will be six whole months of more darkness than light.  Autumn in Portland seems to have come all at once.  We went from desiccating heat and thick smoke to cool rain and clouds all in a day.  I’m sure that warm weather will return before winter sets in, but storm was welcome relief.

The change of seasons seems like a good time to restart the Photo Of the Day blog.  I’ll also be migrating the ten years of blog entries into this new web site.  Many of the old posts have already been republished by Summer, my wife.  Summer also designed this site.  See more of her work here.

Marshmallows with Santa

roasting marshmallows santa clausIt’s been a while since I’ve blogged—but now seems like a good time to return with renewed commitment.

When the Christmas tree was lit in St. Johns Plaza, Anika got the chance to roast marshmallows with Santa Claus.

At first Anika was a little afraid of the fire.  After a couple of minutes she said “this is kind of fun!”

Santa said, “yes, now that you know how to do this you can roast marshmallows at the beach or when you are camping…”

Anika interrupted “but this is especially fun because I’m getting to do it with Santa!” Santa chuckled uncomfortably.

Goodbye Summer

Anika SwimmingChief Joseph ElementaryMy little girl happily started the 2nd grade today.  While it’s September and autumn is fast approaching, Portland is having it’s first real heat wave of the year.  Temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s through the week.  It’s at times like this that I really start to miss the rain.  After spending last week at the coast, I was getting used to cool ocean spray in the air.