My love affair with nature didn't really begin until I moved out here. Ohio had its surprising natural beauty, too. It just took a little more time to go out and find it. Here I literally have 100 year old redwoods in my own front yard! We went a little further out to see some of Oregon's best of the best this weekend. Crater Lake! Once a mountain and now a big gorgeous hole. The deep blueness was truly mesmerizing. Stranger yet, wrapping one's head around the 80 degree weather with snow still piled about with no real intention of melting. I could go back soon.