Yesterday my beloved and I volunteered at Multnomah Falls. My younger sister Denise had knee surgery on Tuesday and Shirley flew to Virginia to help a friend, so Dayle stepped up to be my 2nd in command. :-) (My sister is okay, it was laparoscopic surgery on a torn meniscus.) I didn't think the falls would be very busy as it was showery all day, but we had lots of visitors, anyway! I was pleased to see these Columbine wildflowers in bloom in the planters in front of the lodge.
Aren't they just the prettiest things? Beyond them are the wild iris I showed you the last time I was there.The buds look like rocket ships or comets, don't they?
I think it's just wonderful that someone at the lodge makes nectar for the many hummingbird feeders there and the visitors are fascinated by them and stand and watch and take photos.. isn't this one a cutie? See the tiny feet? These birds are the size of your thumb. I see you looking at your thumb now!
Their wings flutter so fast you can hear them buzz, see the ghost of it's wing my camera caught?
It was cold enough yesterday that they had a roaring fire in the lodge for the diners to enjoy and warm up beside it's fragrant woodsmoke and flames.
I got this from the car as we headed home, and almost deleted it, because I should have pulled a little bit forward and the lamp post is obscuring the falls.. but I thought you might like to see how full, lush and green the trees are along the trail to the viewing plaza.
Today we are resting. Finally. I have been working on smaller projects - I finished this knitted coppery colored dish cloth for our trailer and then I grabbed the Green Tea colored cotton and my hook and took it to the falls with me and got it half done while visiting with visitors from around the world. (Crochet pattern - "Gentle Ridges") :-) My sister Denise made the gorgeous quilted table runner for me. Isn't it gorgeous?
I was photographing the cloths on the dining table, and noticed how pretty the "Bonfire Orange" Begonia is looking. What a neat jolt of color there!
Then I saw that my white clematis is in bloom.. zooooom... we have wild "Silver Dollar" or Honesty plants at it's base.
This is the edge of the backyard shed. Someday I want to clear out the boxes inside and transform it into a garden tea house. What do you think?
So, what shall I do with the rest of the day... hmmm.. crochet, play Scrabble and Words with Friends.. finish the book I'm reading on my iPad "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve. Carol from "Smile at the Flowers" blog recommended it - Thanks, Carol! I think I'll do it all! I hope you all have a happy weekend, doing fun things, or just resting. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)