Beautiful Places

My husband and I are scheduled to head off to Portland in a couple of weeks for a Road Scholar adventure on the Columbia River. We signed up for the trip in the spring and because we have never been to the northwest corner of our country, we planned to stay a few extra days to rent a car and explore. High on my list was to see the beautiful Redwoods in norther California. Because of the fires, we’ve decided to head north of Portland into Washington. I think the trip there will be just as magnificent, but how heartbreaking it is to see large swaths of our country destroyed. I wonder about all the places on coasts and in dry places around the world that over time will no longer be able to support human habitation.

I am grateful for the beauty we have been able to enjoy over our years on this earth.