Pretty much overnight we went from cold, rainy 50 degree highs to the kind of day Portlanders live for. Sunny, spring days.
Furry S after a refreshing swim. Mt. St. Helens in the background.
The dogs were the only ones swimming though. It is still only spring, so the humans were enjoying the 63 degree day a little more bundled up, as modeled by friends Sunny and Christi
Today’s adventure took us out to Sauvie Island.. It’s a BIG island that’s actually a whole community in the middle of the Columbia River. There are lots of great farms, you-pick places and pumpkin patches. Most of it is a wildlife refuge, and it’s a popular place for boating and fishing.
We did see some wildlife
Beaver? Nutria? No, just furry S coming in from fetching a stick. We discovered that besides sticks, she likes to chase the waves that lap the shore. ZOOOOOM-she runs full-tilt chasing the waves for maybe a hundred yards, then ZOOOOM back the other way. She hasn’t moved all night.
And on a day like today, there were many wonderful, happy sunshiney things to be viewed! Who can blame her for wanting some sun instead of rain on her head!
This is such a great place to live and on these sunny days the whole town just seems to smile. After a wet winter, we appreciate the beautiful weather so much more. It’s a great treat, but fleeting so we will enjoy the next few days while we can. Fruity drinks, here I come.