Tulip Fields

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Yesterday, we visited the Wooden Shoe Tulip Fields near Woodburn, Oregon, USA.  The flowers were in full bloom, and the sun came out for just long enough for us to enjoy our outing.

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You can see the mud puddles, but there was a path made of hazelnut shells that we followed to reach the tulips, so even Ja’Ana’s white tennis shoes came out unscathed.  (Of course, when she was a toddler, she could go outside and play in the dirt in a white dress and come back clean–how does she do it???)

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They loved going on a field trip instead of doing book work for part of their homeschool day.  Two cousins, forging memories in a field of flowers.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Late Winter Sunset

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A couple of evenings ago, I enjoyed a gorgeous sunset from my sister’s deck, overlooking the Willamette River in Oregon.

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I really was breath-taking, even more lovely than these pictures can relate.

Winter is starting to wane, although it’s been a severe one with lots of snow and ice, for our part of Oregon.  I’m looking forward to spring, but don’t want to miss one moment of beauty that winter offers, either.  I’m glad  I don’t have to.