Eeeek! Nature!

Mondays serve as mine and Sams weekend, as we both work Sunday, then go do Etsy stuff on Tuesday, and the rest of the week at least one of us is working at one time or another. So Monday is our day off together. Last night we watched one of my favorite films, Amelie, so today her style was my inspiration. I couldn't find an outfit photo of her so you'll just have to see the film if your interested.
We drove to Portland and ate lunch at a cafe we had never been to before, Ross Island Grocery (its a bit of a grocery store too, but must have been more so in the past). I had the best grilled cheese, it had bacon in it! Yum yum.
We walked around the area a bit and looked at all the pretty houses, they are painted so colorfully, I love that.
We didn't really know what to do after lunch (and didn't have to be anywhere) so we followed a road that lead us through the Lake Oswego area and into West Linn. We turned down an random unmarked road and it just happened to wind to a state park!

It was very pretty and green, so we followed a hiking trail down to the Willamate river, where there was a little lagoon with rocks and wild flowers.

There were bees, and tiny little fishies, and birds, some that made funny noises. Also beautiful spiderwebs everywhere, and as long as they stay in their webs and not on my bed, we can be friends. Have you ever watched a spider spin a web? It's spectacular.

It was a beautiful adventure for the tail end of August, next up, September!


Unknown said...

What a lovely way to spend your day off! Solannah i have to tell you.. i love your blog so much! It always sucks me in (in a very good way!) x

Andi B. Goode said...

Very Amelie!! You're every bit as darling as she is, too.
-Andi x

Casey Maura said...

I love your outfit--so pretty! :) How do you manage to look so cute and wander around a park? hehe!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Sounds like so much fun! Here in Los Angeles we dont have much in the way of nature. Well, we have the beach, but I prefer the trees and brooks and ponds.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Kendra said...

I've heard that little diner is good. I pass it on my way home from work on occasion. I will have to take advantage of it now. minus the delicious bacon.

Twila Jean said...

hey I was down in portland too!
:) I hope you had a good day off.

I Fricken LOVE Amelie.
ALSO, I got a new 40s dress pattern that is pretty much SO adorable, we cant NOT make it.so... sewing date. soon. ?

Cajun Girl Living In The Mountains said...

Here's another that loves Amelie.
You look smashing, as always!!



Solanah said...

Hehe, I'll have to check my week with Sam I never know what plans we have, but I'll get back to you:)

I need more 40s dresses.

Aya Smith said...

You look so lovely! ANd completely out of this era, which I adore!!!

~Jolene'sMemoryKeeping said...

Isn't that great, just a short drive away and your in nature...oh thanks that just inspired me to post something on my blog. Are you a native Oregonian?

Solanah said...

Jolene, I've lived in Washington all my life, just a few miles away from Portland. I love having everything just a short drive away though, plus the drives themselves are just beautiful.


Meaghan Kelly said...

awww man Amelie Poulain really is one of the greatest inspirations isn't it! and it has (imho) one of the greatest soundtracks! yann tiersen makes me so happy!!
you look fantastic!!! and that grilled cheese just inspired me to go make myself one hahaha