Back in the saddle

Butchart flowers

After five weeks of travel—from Vancouver, British Columbia to Victoria, down through western Washington and along the Oregon coast, into the great Willamette Valley, and then to a mountain top in the central Oregon Cascades—I’m back home in Portugal and ready to blog again.

I didn’t announce my trip because I have an old-fashioned notion of security, which tells me it’s not wise to publicize one’s absence from one’s home on the great wide Internet. But I did not take into account my wife or travel companions, all of whom were Facebooking about our journey from the very first day. So much for security…

Despite that, all is well. The flat is intact, the cats and most of my plants survived our absence, and my soul is rejuvenated after hiking my beloved Oregon coastal rain forest and piney, high desert trails. Most important, though, was spending time with friends and family. The Internet has made long-distance communication wonderfully easy, but even video chats cannot compare to being in the same room with someone.

I’ll be posting photos and descriptions in the coming days, starting with the above shot taken in Victoria’s Butchart Gardens. What an eye for color and texture those gardeners have! I could have stayed there another three hours.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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4 Responses to Back in the saddle

  1. Karien says:

    Glad you’re back safe and sound. Okay, VERY glad. #countingdays #comeon15October

  2. Cathy White says:

    Whew, your darn security precautions worked very well. I admit to being a tad worried as weeks went by and no Monday wallpapers appeared. Looking forward to reading of your travels. Don’t forget, super moon and eclipse Sun/Mon night.

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