Summer comes late here in the Pacific Northwest, and this year we thought it would never come. But it finally arrived. And summer is always mild and gentle up here; while the rest of the world is groaning under unbearable heat we have it just right.
There is still a lot of snow on the mountains. Again, while it’s sizzling almost everywhere else in this country we can still walk on snow:
We climb “our” mountain again:
For me it is a special delight to be up there on my “temple” again. When I came home from Mexico this year I could barely walk; arthritis is messing up my knee more and more. It went away, but then my back started to flare up like never before. It kept me grounded for over two months. Now this is better, and boy, what a pleasure to be out there again and move.
Klaus July 30. 2011