Today Kelly, Max and I went to the Oregon coast for a few hours to meet up with some good friends at Fort Stevens State Park. The weather was fantastic. The beach was windy, but the ocean was warm enough to wade in with Max and not freeze. A rarity this early in the summer.
We returned home with time for me to grill some veggies and have a few beers while enjoying the warm summer evening.
And here we are at 10:00pm with it still light enough out to enjoy the evening. This is my favorite time of year, when it’s light out late, roses and other flowers still (barely) in bloom, and warm enough to be out this late in shorts. I wait all year for this night.
Happy solstice to everyone in the northern hemisphere!
“Our Story – Originally residing at what’s colloquially known as Goat Field, what’s come to be called The Belmont Goats were preceded by three summers of different (and rented) herds, an urban experiment pitched to developer Killian Pacific by landscape architect Brett Milligan. After those first three years, Creative Woodworking NW — whose shop stands directly across the street from the property, and who’d helped take care of the rented herds — arranged to have their own goats beginning in October 2012. That’s the herd which the Buckman neighborhood and the greater Portland community have come to know and love.”
Found out about them originally via this blog post: Walking Around Portland – With Goats