I have that sticker on the rear window of my Subaru and it really does express a time to time need I have.  I told a friend yesterday that given the choice between the beach or the mountains I would go to the mountains.  Tough choice and I am glad that Eugene is situated mid-way between my local mountains and the ocean beaches.  Today the mountains were calling and I headed out early.  Clouds were still hanging in the trees wet from recent rain but the remaining color of the hardwoods stood out in the morning darkness.

I drove up the McKenzie Scenic Highway and out of the corner of my eye I caught site of a small stream I had never noticed on that drive.  Loaded up and went down the hill.  Morning light just coming over the hill.

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