Lisa has a particular love for raccoons, but when I checked out her photos I saw that she has a love for all kinds of God's creatures. So, instead of illustrating her with just raccoons I decided to turn her into the mother of all nature... (You got it.) Mother Nature herself.
In other news...
Some of my family got together to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. We met in a four bedroom cabin in Hood River, OR. Since sometimes members of the family visit this blog here are a few photos that I took during our weekend together. Non-family types are allowed to view the photos as well.
The cabin we stayed in.
View of the Columbia Gorge from our cabin.
The family gathered for breakfast.
A sign in a store window, downtown Hood River, OR
(I thought you would enjoy seeing it.)
Mom and Dad
Our youngest - Marla
(Ain't she purty?)
Mom blowing out the candles.
She's trying to make a tablecloth for all of her granddaughters.
Marla and me walking.
My oldest keeps me exercising by making me do 30 minutes before she will give me a phone call. I hate exercising, but I love talking to my girls.
A view of Mt. Hood shot through a grove of pear trees. I thought it made an interesting photo.
Mt. Hood on a rare clear day - minus the pear trees
The family - all that was there, at least