Summer Netherton Doings

Around the Netherton household, it has been wonderful to have Bruce home during this time of shut-ins and cautious outings.

Here he is in the new cap that our daughter in law, Danielle knit for him. Isn’t he—and the hat— cute?

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We’ve adorned the front deck with tons of potted fragrant flowers. Then, in the evenings we barbecue something and enjoy dining alfresco. In the morning, it’s a lovely place to watch the birds, read my Bible, pray, and enjoy being surrounded by God’s glorious creation.

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Our neighbors are doing big things in their backyard, which abuts our backyard. They tore down our shared fence and while we’re waiting for it to be rebuilt it’s been interesting to see all the landscaping things they’ve added. Although I was sad to see my arborvitae trees go, my neighbors have assured me they’ll replace them once the fence is in.

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Bruce and I did our annual Cascade loop trip. It’s a full-day trip where we begin our eastward journey on highway 20, passing beautiful waterfalls, climb higher and view scenes like this:

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Then, on the east side of the cascades, we meet the giant fruit industry: apples, peaches, apricots, plums! We stop at a roadside stand for peaches, then on to Wenatchee where we have a nice lunch. We usually get home by nine or ten at night, tired and sore. But it’s a good kind of tired.

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We’re going camping again next week in our new trailer. Somewhere near Mt. Rainier. Next month we’ll head to Yellowstone National Park. We try to go there about every other year. What a magical place. I can’t wait to meet up with my son and daughter in law and three grandchildren there.

In August, I begin my duties as the new president of Northwest Christian Writers Association. Please pray for me, that I’ll be a good vessel for what God will pour through me for the blessing of our writers. I’m so excited to join with the other board members to continue to build this wonderful group. You’re welcome to join us if you’re visiting this area.

I’ve shopped out two novels and am working on a new one. We’ll see how that all turns out, hopefully soon.

Y’all have a wonderful summer.

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