This past weekend I shared in Oroville a welcoming church in the heart of fruit orchards. It is a beautiful drive over the mountains and through the fruit orchards and along the banks of the Columbia and other rivers. I love drives to enjoy the beauty of nature. We took a hike on Saturday and had to share the trail with a rattle snake. I've heard about them all my growing up years driving over the visit my grandparents, but had never seen one. I don't have a big fear of snakes...but that was a little bit more nature than I had counted on! Since we had already walked 2 miles we decided to turn around and head back to the car.