a quick visit to portland to stay with friends for one night. because quick visits to portland will be on hold for a bit soon. because sometimes you need to just be with people who deeply get you. the house is quiet this morning. the little one did not allow her mama to sleep comfortably this morning, kicking with insistence no matter the position i turned. so i am up, while everyone sleeps. and the blue sky smiled down on me through the windows and pushed me to find my way outside with my camera. in the crisp air i captured just a few pieces of this corner of the world. and i remembered to breathe in and out and hold the space for myself. and i wondered at the way spring returns with such specific hope.