Sunday, November 17, 2013

LUSH GREEN FOREST

 
 Not since our trip to the rain forest in Hawaii years ago, have I seen anything so lush and green as the State Park we stopped by on our way to Grants Pass.  Tristan was getting a little weary in the car seat so we pulled off at the park to give him a breather, and I was so amazed at the lush beauty, crabbed my camera and snapped a few pictures.  It had rained most of the day, and the foliage was shinny and the mushrooms huge!

 
Tristan took Daddy for a walk while Grandma snapped pictures.  I love that solitary gold leaf.  Looks like a piece of jewelry.  And that mushroom with the shamrocks made me think any minute I might see a leprechaun  jump out from behind it!!

After a week of cool weather (sometime 40) I landed at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank and found our weather was a cool (92) HaHa...I looked like a fish out of water with my long heavy skirt, boots, warm jacket and scarf.  The only thing I had on that was "cool" was my sunglasses!!

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  1. ha, just your sun glasses, it must have been a shock to your system that temp change!! What wonderful photos, beautiful family and gorgeous, foliage and fauna!

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    1. Laurie you don't know how close I came to taking off my boots and socks...but then I would have really looked like a crazy woman. HaHa

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  2. I am always amazed at the temperature differences across the United States. It is hard to believe that ii could be snowing at home while people are sunbathing at the beach somewhere else.

    PS. I think you are always cool.

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    1. You're so right...now I'm checking the weather as our Kaleb is in Ill surrounded by tornados. One hit down 30 miles from the college!!! Yikes, many prayers.
      And thank you for thinking I'm "cool".

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  3. I'm with Martha...it's amazing we all live in the same country with such vast weather differences!

    Love those lush photos...and that gold leave really does look like a brooch!

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    1. We really need rain in So. CA... so the rain and lush green was so wonderful to see in Oregon.

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  4. Every time I see mushrooms they make think of little magical houses. We had a little bit of rain Friday night and Saturday and today was just simply partly cloudy with off and on breezes here a tad bit further south than where you are at that is.

    that gold leaf does like pendant for sure.

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    1. It's colder here today. No rain. We sure need it.

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  5. Lovely autumnal photos..Autumn the seaon of misty moisty mornings.......well here at least!

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    1. It seems rather magical with the shine and dark background. Something from a Disney movie in the "Forest" it seemed like the plants were going to start walking around.

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  6. Those are big mushrooms. Always hard to travel when weather is quite different from one place to the next. And the plane is often colder than necessary so you gotta dress warm. I feel that this time of year I should be wearing Fall clothing, but we still have warm afternoons so then it starts to feel stuffy. We got rain and flooding. Sure hope it is over now. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. I don't travel much, and that was a surprise to have the weather change so much. You are right, the plane was cool and my jacket felt good....till I stepped off the plane...HaHa

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  7. You are always COOL Wanda.
    Think we are going to get some rain by tonight. We really need it but oh do I miss the warm weather.
    You sure have a cutie patootie in Tristan.

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    1. Got a call from Jill...had to take off the picture of Tristan in his yellow towel. HaHa No bath pictures on fb. He is a cutie patootie!

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