Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Winter Wonderland




"Walking in a winter wonderland..." Well, alright, but rain sometimes glistens too!
Robin, in her bloggy travels, found the perfect girls day field trip at this great old church outside of Clatskanie, Oregon when she visited Karen's blog, so Monica picked me up and away we went to get Robin at the meeting spot in Clatskanie. Oh what fun. You should have seen all the Christmas and vintage goodies and the cardamom bread ~ to die for! Fabulous! I didn't do a good job with my camera but you can hop over, say hi to Karen and see pictures of what her and her daughter, Kristen had put together for this great winter sale. I came home with a loaf of bread and a blue stocking to go with my blue Christmas. I have a book fetish and she had hardback copies of both Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie. I don't know why I didn't buy them. I. WANT. THEM. I. NEED. THEM! WAH!!!
We had a great time meeting and visiting with both Karen and Kristin. Beautiful show ladies. I so enjoyed it!


We found this rusty ol' P sign just for me. P ~ Paula ~ Poop ~ Puddin' ~ Perfect!


Robin directed us through town as Monica drove, snapping pictures right and left. Every house was a photo opportunity ~ something we loved about each and every one of them. And everything was funny. Hysterical in fact. This little place is my absolute favorite. Love the craftsman farmhouse, love the little valley it sits in, love the country road going by, love the white fence and the antique wire gate.
Make sure you check out Monica's blog for other pictures of the day. You really don't want to miss the Recycling Wagon. Too Funny!!!



Deep in the woods (okay, barely out of town) we came upon these two rusty trucks. Tires screeched to a halt and doors could be heard slamming as we jumped out of Monica's rig to have an impromptu photo shoot. (The whole day was kinda impromptu. Perfect!) Don't you just love how the moss of the Oregon rain forest has claimed these trucks? Taken something so totally foreign to the natural environment and made them it's own. I love how the door on the blue truck is flung open, leaning against the tree. In my head I've nicknamed these two "Bonnie and Clyde". The doors flung open and the drivers has taken off on a crazy course through the woods. Probably a moonshiner running from the law. My how rumors get started! I feel a story coming on...

May you all be blessed with a winter wonderland, friends to hoot and holler with, and sights that spark your imagination...

8 comments:

Yolanda said...

These photos show why I love it here so much.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like you had a fun time!
I'm so jealous!
I like that little house in the valley, too.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, Paula!! And I think rain can also seem like a winter wonderland!!

(By the way- I love the sign, too!)

happy zombie said...

You captured the incredible day so wonderfully with your words and photos. I'm laughing and giggling all over again! I'm having a Michalob (sp) moment... but with coffee! xoxo-m

LET'S DO IT AGAIN SOON!

Love Bears All Things said...

I just had to comment on this. Here in the south, those trucks would be covered in Kudzu in a matter of minutes, but this is just what people did with their discards, put them on the back of the property.
This farmhouse and the hills surrounding remind me of the area between here and Nashville if one takes the back roads. I love it.
Mama Bear

ancient one said...

Love the old trucks...wonderful old treasures that nature is taking back...

tipper said...

What a fun trip-wish I could have tagged along. Love the trucks and I'm a huge Little House fan too.

Anonymous said...

Paula
Again I am brought back to our fun day. Love your pictures. Smiling as I read through your version. And yes Monica we need to do it again...Paula you should have bought the books...maybe she still has them and something can be worked out...
Robin