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Thursday, July 31, 2014

MY MORNING VIEW


Mt Hood wears many faces as it shows itself throughout the day. This morning my window view was layers of gray -- soothing and cool in its appearance. However, the sun with hot rays will soon be arriving to again scorch my earthly space. Another hot day in the Pacific Northwest.

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  1. What a wonderful view from your window! You are fortunate indeed to have one of our graceful peaks to look at. Keep cool as best you can...I'm embarrassed to say it's abnormally cool here in Appalachia these days.

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    1. Barbara -- I have heard about the summer vortex bringing cool weather to the east. Oh -- that is wonderful for you I think. Living in a historic apartment building is nice but there is no air conditioning. At one time this area did not need air so many of the apartment complexs in the area do not have it. I hear old timers saying it is climate change that is bringing us all this sticky hot weather.. I am not complaining really -- I think I am fortunate to live here. thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  2. Ah, Mt. Hood. We drove all my mother's grandchildren cross country in 1980, to see Mt. Hood. They came home with little bottles of volcanic ash and one niece safeguarded her little bottle of Pacific Ocean, to put next to her little bottle of Atlantic Ocean.

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    1. Joanne -- what a trip that would be for the grandchildren -- Ohio to Oregon -- lots of sights along the way for sure. I wonder if the niece that collected the Pacific Ocean water in a bottle still has it -- from 34 years ago! I think you meant to say Mount Rainier rather than Mt Hood as it one the one that blew in 1980 and created all that ash along with a lot of devastation. There are quite a few volcanictype cones in the Pacific Northwest. thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  3. Oh, my gosh, it's spectacular & rare! You must be in awe!! I can see you making a journal, one photo each day at the exact same time, from the exact same perspective...with your lovely written thoughts, of course...Yes, here it's unseasonably cool, although there were some tornados in Mass. & they think Maine...I have heard that climate change is bringing extremes in weather & unusual weather patterns, rather than just warming...

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    1. Rita -- I wish I did video as I could collect the absolutely beautiful changes that Mount Hood presents to me through my window. Each day it presents many faces throughout the day. Maybe someday I will attempt to video the changes throughout the day. One of these days I am going to visit Mt Hood again -- its forty miles away from where I live. I have not been there for at least twenty-five years. It has fantastic artwork from the WPA depression artists in its lodge. thanks for the nice comment -- nice to hear from you --- barbara

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  4. Wow, what a gorgeous view you have! It is a cooling scene to look at - hope your PNW heatwave moves on soon, and you can enjoy those gorgeous (if brief) summers that area is famous for (if not as famous for as they are their rain!)

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    1. Laloofah -- When I lived in Corvallis, Oregon many, many years ago I remember the summer being mostly in the seventies -- I loved that. Now is is just plain hot. But the saving grace is that the nights are cool. I think it might just be climate change. The PNW is rainy but we do live in a temperate rain forest so that is to be expected if one lives here. I find this area enchanting. -- thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  5. Wow. That is one heck of a view ... :)

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    1. Teresa -- Yes -- best view that I have ever had any where that I have lived. I am completely enjoying it. Hot or not hot this is a heck of a great place. -- thanks -- barbara

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  6. That's one imposing mountain and a great view for you. My cousin took me and the Mrs. up there to a famous restaurant on our only trip to Portland. What a view that was....:)

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    1. troutbirder -- Perhaps you ate on the famous Timberline Lodge -- a magnificent place. Also its full of history. I hear that your area is having some lovely weather! -- thanks -- barbara

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  7. Our normally hot and humid summer has been away for weeks. This weather has been stupendous...so perhaps it is off visiting you?

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    1. Tabor -- I guess it did as it is still continuing to be in the 90's here. I am glad that your part of the country is having wonderful temps. We all deserve some great weather once in awhile! thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  8. Somehow I've not been able to leave a comment in a couple of weeks. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Anyway, I'll try again. This is a wonderful view to look at at whatever time of day -- and I remember the beautiful wood floor and the rocker...what at combination. This seems a very nice place to settle into.

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    1. June -- these dang computers are usually so efficient but once in a great while they do challenge the best of us. Hopefully receiving your comment means that you have your problem under control. Every morning when I rise I view the mountains and Mt Hood. Every morning the view is different. And if I sit and watch the mountains in that early light I find that the scene changes constantly. This is a nice apartment however I always know that there is always a likelihood that I could decide one day to move again. I always think this is the last move but it never turns out that way. One thing about moving for me is that it keeps my "stuff" to a minimum that I bring along. Have a great weekend -- barbara

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  9. Barbara: I'll be down your way soon but with no time to meet up with you, as I would like to some day. It's hard to plan with so many family visits, etc. I hope we can face to face soon, maybe in October.

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    1. Hattie -- you certainly are a traveler. It would be nice to sit down with you and have a nice conversation about Oregon, the U.S. and the world. Now that I think about it -- this is just too much to talk about. I am trying to arrange a trip to Utah to visit family -- they are moving to CA. Reading some good books as it is just too hot to do much running around. -- thanks -- barbara

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  10. Oh gosh, I can't get over the fact that you have this view from your window! Very lucky you!!!

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    1. Melissa, I do feel lucky -- I constantly am getting wonderful views as the light changes.

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  11. The view is stunning, but is the volcano smoking?

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    1. RuneE -- Your observant eyes are seeing a cloud tail from the cloud above. Mt Hood has a low potential of blowing. I believe the last volcanic action was about 200 years ago. thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  12. Love venturing to Timberline Lodge and walking in snow in July. Really Birdman? You can't wait til December?

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  13. We drove to Gresham, Oregon from Colorado back in 1990 or 91, on Labor Day weekend to see a friend. Beautiful place! We especially liked the drive through the Columbia River Gorge on the highway... While there we visited Multnomah Falls, Portland, famous Canon Beach, and Mt Hood. Can't believe you have a view of it! :) And we went to a state park out near the coast, which I can't remember the name of, but it was just like a rain forest. So lush! Beautiful country indeed!

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