As a member of the local American Legion yesterday I went out to the Tahoma National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers.While there I also took a moment to sit and think about my dear life long friend Robert Larson as well as other friends who have left me.
Today Veterans Day 2014 , my good friend Ken Vensel, hiker, photographer , mountain tour guide, invited me on a hike. Ken likes to take photos of waterfalls and mountains and all kinds of other stuff. We usually do most of our hikes under the light of the full moon. We have done today’s hike many times but always on snow shoes. It was fun to see what things look like without 12 feet of snow on the ground. It was an amazing day for a hike as the sky was clear ( not so great for the guy with the camera) the temperatures were in the low 20’sF ( not so great for the girl in yoga paints and no gloves).It was obvious to us both today that winter is here, even though just last week the temperatures were in the high 60’sF. We hiked the Common Wealth Basin Trail which is also part of the Old Pacific Crest Trail. I counted at least 20 plus waterfalls during our hike today. I can hardly wait for the snow so that we can head back up on snow shoes! Ken is also one of the artists that will be showing at the Columbia Winery with me from Jan 5- March 31.