We had a trip to Oregon, USA, in April to visit our son who was spending two semesters at Reed College, Portland. Here's my favourite picture from that time.
It's a beautiful mossy tree near the famous Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I love the contrast of textures and the different greens. Here are the falls themselves:
Oregon certainly doesn't lack for water! There are many waterfalls along this stretch of the gorge, which is itself quite magnificent. It was a cloudy day, but here is one view:
Portland is a small city with lots of things to see, very good food, reasonable public transport (although not very well integrated as a network) and many wool shops! I only went to about three because there always seemed something else to do on the agenda and I really don't need to buy much stuff. Here's my haul:
I wanted to try things you can't get in England. From top right, clockwise: Bartlett Mills fisherman's 2-ply (rustic), Madeleine Tosh Lite, Shibui sock, Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (gorgeous, squashy, tweedy), Marianne Isager Tvinni, and Frog Tree alpaca (really nice and soft).
Since coming back I've nearly finished a pair of socks, I've started Wendy Johnson's Summer mystery shawlette and I've done loads of spinning. I'll try and post about those soon.