Posted by: facetothewind | July 13, 2016

Pacific Northwest Summer

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Pacific Northwest summer means rivers, forests, and berries, berries, BERRIES! Blackberries abound along roadsides, ditches, and riverbanks. Blueberries jump off the bush at berry farms, and thimbleberries offer their delicate, red caps of flavor if you’re willing to go deep into the rainforest to find them. And we did.

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Steve and Travis took us on a hike along the Clackamas River where we discovered the thimbleberries and some beautiful wildflowers in the shady undergrowth of the fir and cedar trees.

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And Larry took us to Sauvie Island, just north of Portland, to pick black and blue berries. And our tongues were black and blue to prove it. One for the bucket. One for the mouth. We are so full of antioxidants, we’re going back in time.

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Sauvie Island is one of my favorite places in the Portland area. It’s a gorgeous mix of wildlife refuge and farmland. It’s the place that would have inspired Van Gogh and Monet to set up their easels and behold a hundred different shades of green…

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Here’s a photo collage of the 2 days of berry adventures…

 

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  1. Had never heard of Sauvie Island before. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. I am berry jealous! Nothing like the “Blueberries for Sal” kind of fun- thanks for sharing!

  3. Lovely photos! Never heard of Sauvie Island or thimbleberries. You are a true nature boy. Thanks for another great post! Dianna

    On Jul 14, 2016 2:19 AM, “Field notes from a noticer” wrote:

    > facetothewind posted: ” Pacific Northwest summer means rivers, forests, > and berries, berries, BERRIES! Blackberries abound along roadsides, > ditches, and riverbanks. Blueberries jump off the bush at berry farms, and > thimbleberries offer their little red caps of flavor if you’re” >

  4. David and Chuan, Thanks for the great videos and photos. And, congratulations on your wedding. I hope Chuan likes life in the USA. I imagine you are going to settle in Tucson in your lovely home. Pam Hilty

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