Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sunshine and rain

Saturday was beautiful, the only sunny day in the forecast. We took advantage of it and took Brian to his favorite park, Discovery Park in McMinnville, after church. There were no parks like this when I was a kid!

Sunday the clouds moved in, and last night it started raining in earnest. I like to hear the rain running through the gutters while I'm snuggled between our flannel sheets at night; some people pay big bucks for water features to provide that sound!

Around here, people pay "big" bucks for the sound of espresso steaming. There are independent espresso stands on every other corner it seems, along with the chains (Dutch Bros. outnumber Starbucks around here). Here is the stand in the tiny town of Amity, where I stopped in this rainy morning after Karishma got on the bus (Karishma and Nileshni are staying with us this week). A hot drink does hit the spot in cold, damp weather!

That's it for now at . . .


Kathy L. said...

I'll take one with about 4 shots, Half & Half, and some sugar, please!

Tina T-P said...

Whoa - Kat's going for the major coffee jitters, - she'd do well up here in the NW where there's a coffee stand every time you turn around huh?

The park you took Brian to looks like it is a really fun place to play. They didn't have anything close to that when I was growing up either - monkey bars and a teeter-totter, I think... :-) T.