Lucky to go on another river float the other day. The cloud cover made for more wildlife out and about, including this tree of vultures who were waiting for more salmon carcasses to wash up on the bars, and this bald eagle who was up and down the river fishing and
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
|coring and peeling and setting in water with ascorbic acid to prevent browning|
|the finished product~a winter treat|
P.S. Dress rehearsal for rain dance tonight...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Pictures of pretty clouds at sunset? No. Pictures of smoke billowing out of the Rogue Valley, on the right from the new fire by Grants Pass, and on the right from the continuously stubborn Happy Camp fire which gains thousands of burned acres everyday. It is so dry that even banging two rocks together is dangerous. There is a slight chance of rain toward the end of the week and everyone here has their fingers crossed.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I have looked at the sign "Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint" fifty times and never went there until today. It will be part of an Upper Rogue visit from now on. My friend, Cheryl, and I surmised it might be more impressive this level of water; low enough to see the empty lava tubes and the rock walls that contain it. In high winter flows, all its impressive bulk would hide the features that made it look so powerful today. Glad we went . Visited Takelma Gorge on the river also. It is a favorite place and well worth the 1 1/2 mile trek along the river over lava rock. The maples were starting to change color. In another few weeks it will be spectacular!