Niagara, Oregon last weekend.  

We spent so much time in the trees along the Santiam River when we lived here before.  The early years of o notes brim with pictures  from the Santiam State and Willamette National Forests.  Last weekend was the first chance we had to finally get back up there after moving back.  Just a couple of days later came the news that our beloved forests are burning, and we have since seen the horrific pictures of devastation.  My heart goes out to the folks who live there, to the animals who live there, and to the forest itself.    

The sky in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  No filter, no edit.

It's not just happening here.  Our planet needs us to do better.  This is where I gently remind you to please vote this November.  

Sending out so much love to everyone affected by the fires here on the west coast and around the world. 

by mlekoshi