Over & Into the City Forest

Over the warm weekend my husband & I retreated to the majestic Laurelhurst Park. Sometimes I forget how close it really is. With our flip flops on, we trudged out to the perfect partial sun spot.

Metallic Champagne flip flops & Matte Merlot Nail polish: Gap

We brought our favorite picnic blanket and pillows, packed club sandwiches, and sweet sugary beverages.

Leaf picnic blanket, pillows: Target. Black bear canvas tote bag: Crafty Wonderland Shop

It was so nice to just kick back, hear the birds a chirpin' and get lost in our thoughts. Above our heads... leaves were getting along swimmingly with the bright blue skies and sunshine.

Red shades: Be*Mused BoutiquePDX Represent t-shirt: Tender Loving Empire

I'm currently reading Area 51 by Annie Jacobsen. It's a bit overwhelming just looking at it's thickness! I found out about the book on the Daily Show with John Stewart. I normally read fiction but hearing about it really intrigued me. Hopefully I make it to the end. Only 2 hundy and some odd numbers to go. Eep.

Of course some drawin' in the Moleskine had to be had. I love the post lanterns that line the paths paved around the park. I don't know much about the history of Laurelhurst, but I bet there is some rich history among these grassy rolling hills... and all the homes that sit amidst.

Grass resin necklace : Fernworks / Faryn Davis

In the center of the park there is a pond. The blue green water is mesmerizing! I can picture little boats floating in the calm waters around the ducklings and bubbly springs.

It feels good to get back into writing. I know I've been a stranger for the past few months or so. My plate sure has been full this summer. And lengthy visit back to the Midwest was done.

It's a brand new week lovelies. I hope you have a good one.  xoxo, Alissa.