After checking my Google news ticker every 4 minutes today in the office, I needed to separate myself from my computer. The sun was shining outside, no, really. I thought it was a mirage, but instead it was just spring saying “what’s up” to all of us depressed Oregonians. I grabbed my camera after work and hit the trails behind the Windells property.

Today was my first exploration of the soggy muddy paths. It was awesome. My borrowed companion, Betty, is the best friend a girl can have. She ran laps around me as I huffed and puffed up the trail. I felt like a total Colorado hippy as I stared at all the moss and poisonous looking mushrooms. It really looks like a dinosaur will walk by at any moment in the woods here. The sun was hitting the mist that is always present in the Oregon air, and I have to say, it was beautiful. Me and my gal Betty enjoyed our afternoon together, and I plan to have many more of these days.

I made a little edit about my trip with Betty. I think it’s pretty silly, but I have been having so much fun filming and editing lately. I find myself drawing less and carrying my camera a lot more. I have to push myself to do both though because despite popular belief, being productive actually feels great.