The Oregon Coast is amazing. Just sharing a few photos from my phone for now but more to come.
A praying mantis visited the PCC Sylvania campus this morning. Amazing how attentive it was to people looking at it and talking to it. Appeared to be true interaction and communication.
Now I can add this to my list of wildlife seen on campus: deer, coyote, hummingbirds and other birds, a rat (don’t worry, only once), dogs, bees, ants dragging said bee to – uh – dinner, and, of course, squirrels.
A few photos from the yard checking out the iPhone 4 camera and Photoshop Express app. This post also originated in the WordPress app.
As a whole the process went well but I did have a need to finalize the post on my computer to post the photos as part of a gallery. I couldn’t complete this in the app or in Safari on the iPhone.
Enjoy the photos, it was a beautiful day to be outside.
Walked past newly spread mulch twice in one day with two different people. Both noted the widespread aroma but differed on the cause before being made aware of the fresh mulch. One noted the stink and equated it with manure; the second enjoyed the delicious scent of brown sugar. “Brown sugar” led to talk of gardens and the sweet, textured fragrance of a rich garden soil.
While I have nothing against manure and actually enjoy its scent in reasonable exposures, I much prefer the brown sugar reference and am now looking forward to getting my hands into our garden.
There is nothing like homemade chicken soup for a cold fall day and it is even better with carrots from the garden and baby bok choy from the farmer’s market.
Some shots of fall color in the garden. The blueberry leaves are always amazing and on this day of rain and sunshine everything was spectacular.
Enjoyed a nice evening paddle in Scappoose Bay. Wonderful views, a quiet evening, a short soft shower, Great Blue Herons, the splashing of beavers and leaping little fish.
After night fell we followed each others glow-light taillights as we maneuvered our kayaks through fallen trees in a narrow channel.
I did get a few photos before we lost the light of day.
Picked a few of our mini first harvest of figs tonight. These are the teasers for the onslaught of figs we’ll see in October.
As I watered the garden hummingbirds danced in the spray catching droplets. A refreshing way for all to start the day.