Rainy Days

I often get asked if I'm adjusting to the weather ok. Friends are genuinely concerned. Its really touching. Indeed, its much colder and wetter here than Honolulu, but the rains bring amazing, moss-covered forests and fun, shoe-sucking, muddy hikes. Right now, the cherry blossoms are going OFF. Today, I drove to Corvallis to visit a friend who also made the move from Honolulu. This beautiful tree was adjacent to a short, accessible, wetlands hike right in the heart of Corvallis. No, there are no palm trees here, but there are other beauties. oregonhikes.net/jackson-frazier-wetland