After taking a short blogging break for the holidays and New Years, I thought I would start back by sharing a fun adventure Chris and I had on New Years Day.
It was a partially sunny day to start with, the first sunny day we had in what seemed like weeks. We decided to drive to a town that caters to tourists called Silverton here in Oregon. I found all sorts of things to photograph.
We then headed up to Silver Falls and stopped at and took a small walk. We also stopped at one of the waterfalls just as the skies opened up with lots of rain.
(Note: Photo taken through the windshield)
When we first got to Silver Falls we drove around and I took some photos from the car. Then I noticed a trail that I wanted to get a photo of. The trail turned left and out of site so I couldn’t see down the trail. I decided to get out of the car and go see what was beyond the left turn. It wasn’t too long before I told Chris she had walk part of the trail with me. We took some photos and I had a grand time walking among the large Douglas Fir Trees that Oregon is known for. I so adored the sound of the trail beneath my feet.
It had been many a year that I was actually walking on a trail. The past month or so, I’ve had a hard time. I’ve had lots pain and reaction to all the compression, so this little walked seemed like a huge pay off for me.
When we got back to Silverton, we started to notice murals on many of the buildings. I photographed some from the car, but for a lot of them I had to jump out of the car and find a good angle. Getting in and out of the car, was almost impossible for me in August, but here I am moving normally. What a joy it is to have mobility!