Well, and just like that, we are all living in a different world. COVID-19 is not only making people sick, with some actually dying. It is shutting down businesses, keeping kids home from school, emptying store shelves, and causing people to lose jobs and housing. Needless to say, the overseas trip that I wrote about in my previous post had to be cancelled. It’s hard to imagine taking that trip now.
dispatch from the woods
It is early July and exactly one month since we moved out of our rental and spent our first night outdoors. We are still camping, but this adventure is about to come to an end. Three days from today, we are moving into our friends’ house just outside of Twisp. Continue reading
This is meant to be the first in the series of those thematic posts that I first envisioned writing back in the winter, shortly after we moved here. The idea is to collect some impressions about some part of our lives here that is fundamentally different than it was in the city, and try to bring them together and make some sense of them in a blog post.
So, water. Continue reading
one day or three weeks into spring
It’s officially spring now, although for me spring actually came a long time ago for two reasons. Continue reading
finally, a photo!
This is just to say that I found quite a treasure trove of photos we’d taken on our first-ever trip to the Methow Valley in 2010, so finally I have some images to liven up this blog! Here is one from Mazama. I love the light in the valley. It seems to be particularly dramatic in the fall and spring, when the change in seasons means clouds frequently passing overhead, blown into various shapes and directions by the wind, ranging in color from pure white to leaden gray/blue, with bright golden light streaming from patches of azure opening up here and there.