Multnomah Falls

We trekked out to Hood River for a short day trip and stopped along the way at Multnomah Falls. It is such a breathtaking place and the air there is truly pure magic! The loud rushing of cars along the highway and strands of people hiking reminded me of visiting Yosemite—an exquisite place with the uncanny sensation of being at Disneyland. My mama was in town and that added a special twist because she hadn’t been to the falls before and the air and lush green was so like when we skittered off to Hawaii together several years back.

Oregon wilderness

multnomah falls

Anyway, if you never have been out there and have a chance to go exploring I highly recommend it!

                                                                        ~ Marica

Summer reading…

Well here she is, my newest book:
summer reading for kids 
childrens books
It was originally a gift I had made for my daughter’s ninth birthday almost four years ago now—I can’t believe how time flies! I had never expected to publish this one, it was more of an ode to my daughter and juvenile fiction in general. 
As a kid I was a big reader, but I liked the sort of meandering books like Little House on the Prairie and the Melendy family series. I preferred older books about everyday things more than adventure stories and tales of the impossible. I did like those too, but somehow I’d always come back to my favorites reading A Little Princess more than nine times—once twice back to back—and all the Betsy, Tacy and Tib books.
The published version of Maribelle has all new illustrations and an a slightly expanded story-line, but for the most part it is the same book. This is the original version, somewhat crooked and bound with gently glued together felt:
Well it isn’t quite summertime yet, but the days around here have sure been hot enough!
                                                   All my best!