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Frosty Hike

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

We have had a bit of freezing fog, which has left a lovely frost pattern on many of the trees and bushes. I hiked with my friend Tracy and her dog Boomer on the trails around her beautiful golf course resort area.

This first photo is the birch tree in my front yard.

Photos from our hike

And Linda and I hiked the Tumalo Canal historic District. We were lucky to get clear views of the Cascade mountains from the ridge top.

We stepped inside to explore the ruins of the old whiskey still. Around 1910, the irrigation workers who were building the canals camped in the area. They built a rock wall shelter and structure to house their still. Amazing that it is still standing!

I enjoyed the lava formations, and the old Juniper trees.

Linda in front of a very old twisted juniper

I am somewhat glad that the Christmas season has ended. And that all of the Christmas cookies are gone! I am too easily tempted when sweets are in the house. Barbara gave me a box of See’s candy for Christmas; I know that the candy is delicious. But I tossed out the box unopened. She knows I am doing WW weight-loss program. But she is someone who has never had to worry about gaining weight .... So I am just thanking her for her friendship and her gift, and for thinking of me.

I am actually really enjoying resuming my usual healthy diet! And I am grateful that the milder winter has allowed me to get plenty of hiking. Plus, I have not had to shovel snow yet!

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