Thursday, August 28, 2008

Opal Creek Wilderness

My family and I recently returned from a few days near Opal Creek Wilderness. We spent a couple of days hiking in the area, and there are not enough superlatives to describe this magical place. The water is various shades of clear jade green, and the rocks and trees are exquisite. A trip to Opal Creek could probably be a day trip from Portland with an early start. The main trail is a wide gravel easy 3 mile hike to Jawbone Flats and the Opal Creek Education Center. There are cabins to rent, and various programs throughout the year.It's well worth the trip.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tualatin Visual Chronicle

The advisory board has selected a painting for the Tualatin Visual Chronicle, and the next step will be a presentation of the work at the Tualatin City Counsel meeting in September. I will be curious to know where the painting will appear in residence. Details to follow, I suspect.