While on our recent journey west, Papa and Silas made some music with water glasses filled to various levels, and Grandma helped Amber sew the drapes you see in one of the pictures below.  They hang in the dining room and living room.  One of Amber’s friends, Katya, whom we’ve gotten to know well over the years, poses with a Solomon’s Seal bush in her yard.  We also took a couple of days to re-visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, which separates Oregon and Washington.  Along the drive on the Oregon side were several waterfalls.  The one you see here is Multnomah Falls, a really neat place to be.  A walk up to the bridge is delightful.