I’ve been on vacation for a few days and had company visiting. I’m exhausted! My company left yesterday morning and then my roofing company started tearing off my roof. It was a stressful day.
So, what have I been up to? Certainly not a stitch of sewing.
On Saturday I had Rico entered in an agility trial. He did a pretty good job. Here’s a snippet.
It was a great day with perfect cloudy and cool weather for being outdoors and it was really fun to spend the day around friends.
I picked up my nephew and his girlfriend at the train station on Sunday night and on Monday we went to the Portland Japanese Garden. Here’s the youngsters with the Portland city scape in the background.
It was a lovely visit to the garden. It’s really beautiful, peaceful, and refreshing. Here’s some photos.
And this view deserves to stand alone.
The Japanese Garden is located right next to the Portland Rose Garden and the roses were in their glory. I could have spent an hour there looking at all the amazing colors and forms. Here’s waaaaay too many photos of roses! You can click on each photo to get a closer look.
I wish I had a better picture to represent the size of this rose garden. It must be more than five acres. It’s really amazing. This is just one small section of it.
When we got home from the gardens, my brother and his wife had arrived on their way home from Spokane and we had a nice home made dinner of spaghetti that I made in prep for their vacation visit in May. We drank some wine that was made by my cousin in Washington. His vineyard is named after the town in Northern Italy that my grandparents came from — Telve di sopra.
The next day we all loaded up in my car, including Bender and Rico, and we headed for the coast. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and a wonderful place to spend the summer solstice.
It was a nice low tide and the boys got to enjoy some swimming in the tidal pools.
I think Bender might swim all day if I let him.
Our weather has turned to summer all the sudden. The temp is supposed to get up the mid 90s this weekend. I will remember this day at the ocean to help make that more tolerable.
My company all left on Monday morning, and then the roofers arrived. It’s been a noisy couple of days but I think they very well may finish tomorrow. Fingers crossed. In the mean time, I’m excited to have this on my property.
One more day in my short work week!