Tuesday, October 14, 2014


 Yesterday a special friend was celebrating her retirement and birthday with an adventure with me.
Mt. Hood was in the distance as we began the journey.
 I was honored to walk here, just the two of us.
 Celebrating in nature.
 Watching for the salmon in the stream.
We didn't find any, but were told they were there.
 Touches of Fall - Autumn were in the air and the trees were beginning to show their colors.
Tea time at the end of the trail and a celebration
with roast beef and caramelized onions sandwiches.
tomatoes from the garden, chocolate cake of course for celebrating,
and oolong tea for a toast to the day.
It was the perfect way to celebrate!

Do you find different ways to celebrate?
Whether big or small each day gives opportunities for celebrating.


Sylvia said...

What pretty scenery, thanks for letting us go along with the two of you.

Relyn Lawson said...

Oooo... You make me want to retire just so I can celebrate with you.

Lorrie said...

A pretty walk followed by delicious food is a great way to celebrate. Lovely.

Steph said...

What a great celebrations. Congrats to your friend!

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous sky! And it sounds like an equally fabulous day. So special to celebrate special occasions with friends!

Laurie said...

What a beautiful walk. I had a sense of calm just looking at the photos. Nature offers such peace, doesn't it?

Bernideen said...

Your state is very beautiful and what a wonderful spot for tea. So glad you shared!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You found a wonderful spot for tea, Marilyn. The scenery is beautiful and I love the rocks. Your picnic sounds delicious and I love tomatoes from the garden! This is a lovely way to celebrate with your friend. Wishing you a delightful day.


Gail said...

oh my - such a glorious adventure - nature and friendship and tea at its best.
Love Gail

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful celebration in such a grandiose setting. God is good.