As the leaves make their final turn and the wind blows most of them to the ground I think back on the amazing northwest summer I was priviledge to enjoy this year with a good friend and companion by my side and another on my back.
Then when I was in Austin, Texas he almost convinced me to buy this portable stereo cooler – but then we both decided that Yoda was enough to carry around.
We walked in the Solstice Parade with a giant elephant
(Yoda admits he may have had a little too much sake – but it was worth it).
Last but not least Yoda held the circle for me at when I officiated my friend's wedding on the Oregon coast. (He is pictured above pondering the appropriate words for the ceremony, and below is his perspective of the wedding set-up.)
It was quite the setting.
It was a good summer – and at the end of it Yoda saw me and my campmates off to the Burning Man festival. Being a creature of the swamp and rain forest he declined to attend, "Too dry it is." He told me and stayed home to watch the garden. He grew some great artichokes and few giant zucchini while I was gone.