|"5 and a button" Timber Rattler|
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
So, this was supposed to be the last dry day for the next while. Wandered around closing windows, putting chair cushions away, picking grapes and tomatoes, and in general imagining fall's arrival and the end of the longest, dry summer I have ever experienced. Here comes the mud!
The cat tracked this guy under the truck and kept it there until help came. She was rearded with a dish of milk. I suspect it will be the last snake incident for this year as they will find a rock to hide under with the cold rain due to arrive tonight.
Monday, September 22, 2014
The rain dance is finally going to pay off with a good soaker due this Wednesday. For now, it is still dry and oppressively hot.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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.