For months this past winter, we stayed inside. We did art, read mysteries, watched movies and cooking shows, baked cookies, and petted the cat. Rain and cold and remaining Covid concerns kept us home. It’s like hibernation, but for humans. Auntie Bridgett calls it Hermitting.
Now we have the opposite situation! Summer in Portland is an absolute avalanche of activities, and there is no way to attend all of them.
There are Jazz and Blues Concerts, street festivals, Shakespeare in the parks, and art shows in every gallery.
There are Baseball and soccer games, boat races and floats on the Willamette River.
Picnics in public gardens and parks make the most of summer sunshine, and evening walks extend the fun to after dinner.
It can be exhausting. But we do try to do our part.