River Rats

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Oh, sweet river days. Vacation time. Breezes and birds and messy hair. Dirty feet and slivers and games at the table. New Shakey Graves on repeat day and night (perfect river music). Bubble baths and raft rides and so many rocks. Darling girl running wild and free. I laid on the blanket reading my book for hours. I sat in the river reading my book for hours. I couldn't sleep, any of the nights, and stayed up way too late, reading my book for hours. Despite this, I'm still not finished (this is officially the longest book I've ever read). Campfires and conversation. Two shooting stars, two satellites, one bald eagle, tiny sandpiper, a beaver carcass, turkey vulture, many ducks, countless crayfish, three owls (heard). Mist rising in the early mornings and quilts and coffee on the porch and a ridiculous number of marshmallows for dessert. Dahlia bouquet from the honor stand on the way back. It's always too short and I'm always glad to get home.

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helen marger says: August 26, 2017 at 10:24 AM

Hello, I love everything about your life, blog and area. I live in Florida and although it is beautiful is is so HOT! I dream of the northwest and live vicariously through your blog post!
Can you tell me what camera you use? Your photos are breathtaking!
I am 55 and just ended a 30 year marriage. I take comfort in your photos and now light a candle whenever I take a bath, just like in your photos! I sew, knit, paint and travel. Life is good!! I would love to add photography to my list but I'm so unhappy with my nikon D40. I miss my manual 35mm and print pics. Oh well. sigh.
Take care,
Helen

Sounds and looks wonderful.

I love your blog! You've created such a lovely life. Thank you for sharing it with us. Don't laugh but I had a question about that pasta salad with shrimp. It looks so delicious in your picture. Did you make it and if you did will you share the recipe? I just have to make it before the summer is over! Thanks again, and I hope the rest of your summer is blissful.

Joan Lesmeister says: August 28, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Sweet! Happy for you! Thank you for the update!

You capture the magic. So glad you share.

I have spent about 30 minutes perusing your posts and have enjoyed every minute. Daughters are such treasures! I am luck enough to have one and you seem to be enjoying yours, very much.

The book! I got it from the library and I am obsessed with it, obsessed. It is so long but so much fun to read...though I am just now past page 100. I couldn't remember why I put it on my list or where I heard about it but now I remember. It was you!

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.