I’ll be considering flowers, especially roses. How many colors can we find? My favorite is the peachy one.
And eating fruit. Cherries, peaches, blackberries? We used to pick blackberries for days. They probably won’t be ready to pick in July, but just seeing those old sticker bushes again will do.
Admiring wild, rushing rivers, and I hear there will be plenty of rush. Maybe if it’s really warm we’ll go for a dunk.
Shuddering for colossal crashing waves against rocky cliffs. Inhaling that salty, mossy air that you can’t smell anywhere else.
Walking through the woods among the wonderful ferny, wet, fauna of greenness. The trees, the mud, the snowmelt creeks, the giant trees. I love it all and can’t wait.
Don’t even get me started on what I miss about Portland. What did I leave out? What are your favorite things about the Pacific Northwest?