A rainy day is perfect for resting, don't you think? We have a cozy fire burning in our den, I'm blogging in my easy chair, hubby is watching COPS.. and all is well in the world. A bit ago I grabbed my camera to record the moment from the warm dry coziness of our 100 year old farmhouse in the Oregon countryside. I snapped this photo of the rain outside our kitchen window towards the barn. Drip.. drip..
I've been admiring some copper wind art at the Freed Gallery in Lincoln City at the beach - click HERE - but they are very spendy... so we saw this whirlygig at Costco for a VERY reasonable price, so in the cart it went. Dayle mounted it on the deck railing so we can enjoy it from our easy chairs when we look out the kitchen window.A shot out the back door.. green..
Out the dining room window.. rain, wet, moss, green = Oregon. :-)
I wanted to get a better photo of the pretty unusual begonia that Dayle bought for me on the bus trip of Hood River - he got the neat little basket and planted them and they're doing wonderfully.
While I was standing outside the door I saw a little female hummingbird feeding...
See their long little beak and their even longer little tongue?
Here's her mate, a male ruby-throated Rufus hummingbird.
These tiny beauties are kind of comical, too.. they fight over the feeder and dive-bomb each other to scare them away so they can eat... and chatter at each other.. it's so fun to watch them. If you stand under a feeder and hold your finger out and stand completely motionless, they will actually sit on your finger. They also dive bomb people and I've had them zoom right by my head.
Their wings move so fast they are just a blur, but you can hear them!
Back inside.. looking out our den window to the front yard.
The picket fence and the front yard off our old fashioned front porch with a porch swing.
When Dayle walked the dog he took these photos of the rhodies - this is a special lavender one, the last to bloom of our group.
The bright red one.
Blue Boy.. I think..
Yesterday we did a favor for our boys - Travis and Kristi are doing some yard work at the house they share with our older son Shawn and his family - and needed some gravel - so we headed off, picked up some chicken food at the farm store and then to the rock place and got 1.4 tons of gravel and delivered it to them. Of course it poured down rain while Travis emptied the pickup bed. I got to hold my 2 littlest grandsons for a long time, a grandma's blessing. I hope you're having a good week, rain or shine.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)