The most exciting happening of the summer--ok, except for Tony visiting, Jon graduating, and mum coming for a visit!--was the hatching of our butterfly chrysalis. It was collected in May from the side of a cement culvert and we were beginning to think it was dead.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
|Canola fields outside of Weston-|
SNOW!!!!!!!!!! And a great place to stop and have lunch. Jon's burger was impressive and the Sasquatch stories were fun as well!
Probably the loveliest rest stop in Oregon. Well, except for the few dead trees and the small weeds that will be HUGE unless they get taken care of soon! On the way to Pendleton from La Grande, this is well worth the jag off the beaten path.
The butterflies were out in force this day. We saw three different kinds, including a Fender Blue--which was thought to be extinct until the 1980s. We even saw some elk and a fairly new calf.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Tony out near the draw where they often get their deer-
After telling everyone to be careful with the bags of ashes, I had an open one and TRIPPED on a log. Ashes went everywhere-the boys told me not to track Grandpa in the house.
Violets-both yellow and purple!
|Thimble Berry bush and NW foliage-|
|Sword Fern-Jon and I so miss ferns!|
This first pictures is some super scary looking spiny green thing that was all over the edges of the path ways. The second one is ferns and oh so many loverly green things!
Thalictrum! (we had this on the coast--)
Roses we were able to photograph in Arlington-they smelled so yummy!!!!!!!!