Monday, April 13, 2009

A Letter

Dear Oregon,

I just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for your diversity. I can go to the dunes, the rainforest, the beach, the mountain, the desert, the volcano, the second deepest lake in the world and all in one weekend.

You're pretty amazing.

Last weekend I went on a waterfall hike at Silver Falls State Park. I saw six waterfalls and stood underneath three. Then I walked through an old growth forest that felt, honestly, like a holy place.

It was so quiet.

And so green.

It was like I was walking inside an emerald.

So thanks, Oregon. I think I love you.

Sincerely,

Abby

10 comments:

Kjersti said...

Oh man, what I wouldn't give to be somewhere beautiful and green right now. But since I can't be, I appreciate the pictures. I wish I could've gone with you guys, that looks like it was a lot of fun.

Kimba said...

Ah, the slugs! Love it. :) It IS a beautiful hike!

Jessica and Reecey said...

Oh how I share your love of Oregon. I am determined to live there again one day, so you better be around to enjoy it with me :)

Liv said...

Those photos are so gorgeous! I'm glad you had weather over the weekend. It's so much easier to get back to the week when the weekend was sunny and refreshing!

Jack & Lindsay Chang said...

I have GOT to go there! We may be taking a road trip up to Washington in June. Maybe we can stop by!

The Bauers said...

Why do I have to be moving to IOWA- seriously I am jealous. I love the snail pic

heather said...

Um yes please. When can we visit?

Martha Lee said...

Abby, these were some beautiful pictures. Chris and I have decided that hiking a camping is the way to go. We have yet to take our first hike. By the way your brother surprised me last week with an over night to Albany, without Joe. It was great.

The Kilpacks said...

WOW! That looks totally awesome!

Tanya said...

oregon so rocks! seriously. loving the photos.