I'm currently writing this in the Dallas airport as I await to embark on yet another Antarctic deployment for five more months. These photos were taken about a month ago whilst visiting friends in Portland and Seattle and looking upon these brings me such joy. Not only because it was a wonderful trip with wonderful people, but because I can still feel the heat of that early evening, still remember the breeze through this beautifully light dress, still reflect on a feeling of pure satisfaction that everything, even if for a few minutes, was quite right. I'm about to leave for a freezing desert, and it's nice especially to have these moments to warm me during the cold months ahead (yes this is sappier than my usual but I'm feeling contemplative today, so sue me!).