Hello.. thanks for stopping by. We had a fairly sunny day on Saturday so I kidnapped my husband for an outing. When I got in the car I saw the sun shining on this patch of Snowdrops up the hill a bit from my carport and pulled out my camera for a snap. I'd say they are at their peak and will soon start to wane.
So many sweet little flowers!
We have so many patches of these around the farm and every year they get bigger and spread more. If you don't have some of these, you really should get some.
We drove into Gresham, our nearest town, and had lunch at Bon Teriyaki. They make incredible tempura shrimp and yakisoba noodles. Nummers. Then we went to Coastal Farm store and picked up a bale of grass hay. It's time to clean the chicken house and put down some fresh hay for bedding. I also like to spread some grass hay in their run. Then when we headed home I kept going as after being housebound with our virus.. I needed to see my river gorge. Here we are at Portland Women's Forum - ahhh.. that's better. Vista House is approximately 1 mile from where I stand.
A bit of a zoom.. I know you've seen this before.. I hope you're not tired of it.. but how can you tire of this scene?
And a full zoom at Vista House. Now.. I have an admission to make. I got a replacement camera for the pocket Lumix I used to use until it got ruined by being splashed with sticky water and the lens wouldn't open and the buttons would stick and not open. I got the newer version of it, the Lumix DMC-ZS60. I'm very pleased with it. How's this for a zoom from a mile away?
Backing out a bit and including Beacon Rock and can you see Bonneville Dam back there?
Looking down over Rooster Rock. You can see it better in winter when the leaves are off the deciduous trees.
Then we drove on to Vista House, drove around it, then pulled over above it to snap a shot. I zoomed in across the river to Washington State to catch the snow on the mountains.. kind of fun when you can see farms you can't see with the naked eye.
This is where I was standing when I zoomed across.. right there in front of Vista House. I sure do love that building.
Our dear feral cat Simba.. waiting for Kristi to feed him. :-)
And lookie! Our hen Shelby laid the first two eggs of 2017! I guess they know it's time for spring? Did I tell you that we were down to 3 hens and we lost one during the long freeze? It was Hershey, the Cuckoo Maran. Shelby is of non-defined heritage. We were sold an Ameracauna but she was not as she didn't lay aqua eggs. Betsy Ross is a real Ameracauna and is still with us and has been our best layer. I expect her to begin laying soon, too. We've decided to get 6 baby chicks and let the boys help raise them.
We watched the Academy Award program last night. I enjoyed it, but at the very end there was quite the kerfluffle! Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope for Best Picture of the Year and announced "LaLa Land" as the winner, but it was wrong and it was really "Moonlight". What a mess! Did you watch? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)