gorgeous! a japanese maple at the portland japanese gardens!
im hoping to go up to portland for the weekend of the 12th to see haley & noah before noah leaves for spain to teach english (go noah!) portland is so nice in the fall--still a residual warmth (that quickly fades into rain rain rain and grey) and you can wear dresses without a jacket into the evening. then the leaves turn bright bright colors and it's crispy and nice and beautiful and you can crunch them with your steps all down the sidewalk and in the gutters.
im psyched to see my friends again and maybe do some much-needed (and budget-busting) fall shopping.....eat more good food and just hang around. here's what's on the wish list:
from stand up comedy:
a detacher fuzzy pillow!
shabd hand-dyed tights!
rachel comey brown booties!
bruce vest dress!
OMG! ports wooden wedge (on sale, yes!)
at frances may:
jason kinney's scarves (saw them being made last time in portland! beautiful!!!)
therese rawsthorne dress: