One of my favorite things to do is visit my Aunt and Uncle in Oregon. When I was 10 years old, I got on a plane by myself to see them. I remember picking blackberries, digging in their vegetable garden, walking along the river, inhaling fresh air, looking out the window at miles of the open space all around us and the gentle people I continue to meet. Here are some photos of my most recent trip: end of May 2017
Teatime on the terrace
My uncle’s pot
House cat: Shino, named after a glaze my uncle invented
Heavenly shrimp pizza on imported sourdough crust from Crete, Greece
My happy place: hiking in the hills. I am a true nature lover at heart. I took this photo yesterday as the sun was setting and we were heading back to the car after a long hike-
My niece Liliana, the paining I made of her when she was four and her birthday flowers. Then, her brother Vaughn aka Luke Skywalker joined in the photo too-
I have a new appreciation for these flowers. All by themselves, they are like my LA version of snow.