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the photo journal + misc. news of Emma Kisiel

28 / Fort Stevens

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This was three weeks ago now! I turned 28, Nathaniel got me the most amazing cake from Petite Provence, we had sparkler candles, and our backyard finally started to bloom (it is b a n a n a s right now 😍). Nat and Johnathan and I got a hotel in Astoria, and we checked out the fort at Fort Stevens, which is way cool! I can’t believe we’d never been there before, with how often we go to the park. The whale on the beach was buried shortly after we saw it back in March, but it resurfaced. It’s been a really amazing thing to see at all these stages of decomposition.

We went back to Astoria yesterday for something special, but that’s something for another time 😜

Ag Fest

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On a drive back from Salem last month, I saw a sign on the side of the highway advertising Ag Fest, and even though we had plans that for weekend (the weekend of my birthday) Nathaniel saw my eyes light up at the idea of looking at and petting baby animals, so we made time for it, too. It was pretty amazing. I finally got to see the grave of the Wonder Cow at the fairgrounds, and we watched chicks hatch and sheep get sheared, and we laughed at a bunch of these hilarious animal balloons. I didn’t get my chick fill, though, so we did end up going to the feed store to pet and hold little babies a few days later ?

A Salem Cemetery & Sauvie

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After the tulip fest the Sunday before last, we went down to Salem to see a cemetery with a pet cemetery area. It was really lovely, and it ended up being a gorgeous day. The next day, we went to Sauvie Island for a very muddy walk, one which we couldn’t even finish because the trail was flooded. It’s the second wettest winter for Portland in 75 years!

This weekend some exciting things are happening. I’ll have lots of pictures next time!