Ack! It's September already; the days are getting shorter, the trees are starting to turn, the Fireweed blossoms are almost to the top!And that can mean only one thing - summer is nearly over. Thus begins my annual rush to cram as much 'summer' into the next month or so as I possibly can. I'm eating heirloom tomatoes, garden cucumbers and zuchinni at practically every meal. And, I'm biking, walking, camping, home project-ing in every spare minute.
I had to try hiking - even though my knee (the temporarily non-titanium one) has been acting up. For once, the knee went along with the program and didn't hurt (much) on the moderate 3 mile loop up to and around Mirror Lake - so called because of the fantastic view of Mt Hood and it's reflection in the lake. I didn't get a picture of the great reflection however, too many tired and hot hiking dogs were playing in the water.
Sorry, I didn't get any pictures of the hike up to the lake. I was too busy huffing and puffing through the many switchbacks. There were lovely views of Zig-Zag Canyon.