We recently had a taste of the drizzly grey days to come here in Portland, which will be arriving regularly in the latter part of October, but today is bright, sunny and very clear. The colors all around me were practically begging to be photographed, so I obliged:
I love an azure sky:
Portland is also particularly lovely in the rain, especially because of the rain’s light, misty quality, but I haven’t yet figured out how I’m going to take pictures when the rains come, as my camera isn’t waterproof, or even water resistant. My daughter says she’ll hold an umbrella over me while I shoot photos (!), so we’ll see how that works out.
Although it’s a beautiful weekend to be outdoors, it’s also a lovely day to putter about inside. I’ve been a bit under the weather the past couple of days with a cold, so it was nice to relax on the sofa today and read in the morning quiet. Taking a cue from my sister, I’ve started reading and re-reading (I haven’t read all in the series yet) the books by Miss Read, and since I recently read Village School, the first of the collection, a few months ago, I started reading Village Diary today. Reading her books is wonderful when you want to slow down, when you want a respite from the screaming news headlines, when you want literary comfort food. If you haven’t yet sampled Miss Read’s work, give it a try, and here is a great explanation of why you should: The Comfort of Miss Read
Along those same lines, while recovering I’m up for comfort food too–as long as it’s convenient! I’ve always loved pot pies (as long as they have both a top AND a bottom crust, because the crust is, of course, the best part), and Amy’s makes some excellent vegetarian and vegan pot pies; I’ve had both, and for some reason the crust on the non-dairy pie tastes much better to me. I have one in the oven now, and am looking forward to indulging in a few minutes!
I hope everyone’s enjoying a very lovely weekend!