Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Morning After an Autumn Rain

Standing at my kitchen doorway earlier this week, looking out at the morning... the little knobby-topped mushroom in the succulent pot caught my eye.  Look closely and you'll see all the tiny babies popping up around it.

In the garden beyond, a web draping heavily with overnight rain-jewels:

Two leaves, embracing, caught mid-tumble in another bejeweled web:

The Willow Leaf Maple, while colorful all summer, blazes most brilliantly as it prepares for winter:

Another stop at the succulent pot before I head back indoors.  The camera caught what my eyes did not notice -- droplets falling from the bud to the leaves below.

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own...
  ~ Charles Dickens

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Action Wally and Resting LuLu

Oops, I didn't mean to miss posting last Saturday, but got preoccupied.  Back to it today... with the main reason I started this blog in the first place -- Wally and LuLu.  We spent last Tuesday afternoon at one of our favorite local spots where the dogs can run uninhibited for miles.  We stopped to rest in the shade, but Wally still wanted to play.  Rich kept him happy by tossing handfuls of dry grass.  Wally really is just a big puppy.

He'll always be our beautiful boy.

Finally taking a break.  Their panting speaks to all the fun of a warm fall day.  That's LuLu up front with her grass tiara.

Next is LuLu again, just because she's such a pretty girl.  She's considerably more sedate than Wally, but she knows how to have fun, too.  In fact, she can be quite crazy at times.  Not so much on this day as she was a bit warm in her heavy coat.

I hope you had fun looking.  Have a golden happy day!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pleased to Make Your Acquaintance

Hello there!  I'm still sorting through photos from our September trip to eastern Oregon.  In my last post I mentioned we took a long walk to see the sights.  We skirted the highway and ventured down back roads to get a good feel of it.  Paused to say "hello" to a local resident.

Our dogs don't have much experience with large animals, but Wally was very polite.

The photo below was taken on a back road.  Heck of a view from the farmhouses we passed along the way.  The big D is for Dayville.

These folks love their town and, it's true, their fossils are friendly.  Dayville is situated near the John Day fossil beds.  I like the signage.  We're thinking of getting one of those "drive like your kids live here" signs for our street.  They were posted throughout the town.

Heading back to camp...  We stopped on the bridge so I could photograph the South Fork of the John Day River, which is the river that runs along camp.  You can see why I call this camp a desert oasis.

These plump wild turkeys were in camp every day.  This photo was taken from our motorhome window and, of course, they wandered off when I went outside.

Someone would love to chase them.

Another friendly campground resident below.

And this...  I found the rock in camp.  You're supposed to post it on Facebook and move it to a different location, but I left it for another camper to enjoy.

Its smile is contagious.  I hope it worked on you!  Have a happy day!