Friday, October 9, 2015

Falls, Flowers and Fish

Hello out there!  How are you doing?  Any fun weekend plans?  I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday and had a nice time helping people to make the most of their visit to the Columbia River Gorge.  We sent them to see the salmon making their way up the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam, up to see Vista House and suggested they might stop for dinner at Tad's Chicken 'n' Dumplins.  Not much water was going over the falls.. we're way short in rain this year.


When I arrived home in the evening, I noticed the Vine Maple in our little forest had deepened in color and the Hydrangea flowers have turned from purple to grape violet.


The Vine Maples really do add a lot of color to our forest byways.



What a neat flower.. it's been putting on a show all summer!


I was pleased to see the Dahlias are still blooming and putting on new buds!


Love the gold of this bloom tinged with orange.



3 pots of Geraniums blooming away.


Hello Mrs. PINK!


My son Travis went fishing again with his work buddies and look at this monster  Chinook Salmon he caught!  It is 38 inches long and 35-40 lbs!  We're smoking this one today on our pellet smoker grill outside.


His supervisor at work - they caught 6 Chinook Salmon and Travis brought home 3!



A proud fisherman showing us the two smaller Chinook - we baked one for dinner last night and served it with buttered Yukon Gold potatoes and peas.  Yum yum.



I'm going to go swimming today and then a lovely unscheduled weekend.  What plans do you have?  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

23 comments:

  1. Wow! Looks like your son caught a real whopper of a fish. The boys had a great catch on their fishing trip. The falls is beautiful. It must be wonderful to be able to spend time there. My brother and his wife really loved their trip there when they went. Our Sandusky river is very low too. You can see the rock bottom in so many places. The farmers have been taking advantage of the dry weather though. Gotta get the corn and soy beans in before the rains come. Nothing planned for this weekend. Yesterday I mowed grass and did a bit of weed eating. I was fine until I discovered I hit a little toad while doing that. It pretty much ruined my mood and I quit :(
    Susanne

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  2. With this unusual weather we're having it's extended the life of all our plants. How lucky are we to have such pretty flowers this late into Fall !?
    Love smoked fish ~ it make a great sandwich filling.
    Sure hope we get the promised rain this weekend. I'm so over this warm weather ~ it's just not normal for Oregon. ((Hugs))

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  3. Hi Teresa your flowers are still looking so pretty. Yummy salmon there. We have a busy weekend coming up with our furry and non furry grandkids..lol!Enjoy your restful one x

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  4. Now that is very impressive looking fish, what a feast! No real plans for the weekend, a quiet one is needed.

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  5. Oh those fish are just huge....
    I do have plans between Cub games this weekend
    Volunteered to drive to get a kitty cat from elgin to the shelter tomorrow.
    Concert with Fireman on Saturday
    CUBS CUBS CUBS knitting too

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  6. Wow! So you're okay for salmon then! They're magnificent. Well done for your volunteer work. I think you're a very good guide, no doubt you are a very helpful and friendly guide for people to meet, adding much to their enjoyment of their trip. One day I shall come and see your beautiful waterfall. CJ xx

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  7. I will be right over for some of that fresh salmon, LOL. That stone building is very handsome, it has an old European look to it and the flowers are gorgeous. We are having a drought too, here in California.

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  8. I am always amazed by the last push of fall flowers…lovely…and WOW to those fish!

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  9. Lovely big fish! We have seen them in the past coming up to spawn. Your flowers look "blooming lovely" as always. Wishing you a happy weekend.

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  10. We have a softball tournament this weekend...as usual! Those salmon look delicious!

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  11. My plan is to come to dinner at your house!
    I get two days off - Columbus day (aka Doctor Day). Hoping to put my garden to bed for the winter.
    I think it will rain though so I'm off to see five garage sales that look promising tomorrow after I finish working saturday morning.

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  12. What a haul .. great fishermen. They are huge fish. It amazes me how the flowers in your garden always look perfect. I wish I was a better gardener - everything I get always die on me :( I don't have any plans for the weekend. Got my job back as treasurer of our CWA branch yesterday so perhaps I'll have a look at the books - that's one thing I can do well. Might also do a bit of crocheting on a blanket I'm about 2/3ds finished and will be glad to see it done. xox

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  13. That's it! Salmon at your house like Dayle made it for the Christmas party. My mouth is watering! Travis is quite the fisherman isn't he? Great job! We're sleeping at the trailer for the last time this year. Tomorrow we winterize it. Sad times. :-(
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  14. I'm always amazed at your son's fish! They're huge. So beat that y'all can cook them and have. Them for dinner together. There's something special about eating dinner that was caught or hunted by the menfolk. I remember all the men in my family hunting for our thanksgiving turkeys. We sometimes found pellets in the meat. Good times.

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  15. Hi Teresa! I loved seeing the falls and flowers and fish!!! Tim brought home two salmon yesterday and said the water was flat and the fishing was fun :) This weekend I hope to enjoy a rainy afternoon stitching by the hearth on Sat., then going to church Sunday, more stitching and some leaf raking. Are you going to try to swim Monday? I miss you! xx

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  16. Such beautiful flowers, I love the colours! And well done Travis....what a great catch! This weekend we plan to go for walks, work in the garden, sort out more fabrics and I will be crocheting in the evenings! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Teresa!
    Helen xox

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  17. So many gorgeous flowers Teresa! The colors are still so brilliant and happy! Great fishing and I see some great meals ahead! Have a super weekend, xoxoRobin

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  18. Wow, that fish is amazing! I bet it tasted great. We smoked some salmon last weekend and it was so good. Your flowers are all looking beautiful. I'm sure you're enjoying them a lot. I hope you're having a nice, relaxing weekend.

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  19. We were at Evergreen air museum yesterday for an anniversary getaway. Spent most of our time in space museum. Today we were up to Hood River with a church group to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile museum. Fun time. 3rd time we've been to each place within two days ....now that's a record to have. Sad to see Multnomah falls so low on water. Willamette falls was way low on our way home which means the Willamette river is low. I am tired and ready for an early bed time tonight! Wow...your son caught alot of fish. You'll really be swimming soon! TeeeHee! Flowers are lovely. Take care my friend! :*}

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  20. How neat I posted about fish ladders in my last post lol and do really love the salmon which was caught too xoxo

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  21. Somehow missed this and your next post- have been up in Yorkshire though visiting Matthew - our eldest son and family. Love the fish and flowers. Shame the falls are sparse! Hugs Anne x

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  22. If we were near enough I'd offer to swop some rainbow trout for salmon, for a bit of variety!

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