May 30, 2010

China Creek, Hobbit Trail Loop

Monica, Mike and Jill at China Creek

Sitka Spruce on Valley Trail

Jill at Hobbit Beach

May 26, 2010

Western Wood Pewee

Western Wood Pewee showed up last night, still here this morning and founds its friend a juvenile Rufous Hummingbird

May 18, 2010

First Camping Trip

First camping trip of the year to Edson Creek

 near Port Orford, sadly without kitty

Bike ride up Sixes River Rooad, in the ferns

through the trees....

a little too close to the waterfall, ooops!

long canyon view

Thai soup at Coquille Point on the way home

May 11, 2010

Favorite Rhododendrons

Rhododendron PJM in foreground,

Cream Crest to the rear

Rhododendron Cream Crest

Rhododendron yakusimanum, a species

(as opposed to hybrid) from Japan

Rhododendron hanceanum nanum (another species)

Rhododendron pemakoense, a species from

the Himalayas

May 6, 2010

Monday blues hike

Mitcho was so distraught about Tuxy (our kitty

of 8 years who died of cancer on saturday) he offered to

go on a hike with me! On the dock at Cleowox Lake.

He was the best kitty, check his blog here

Native Rhododendron macrophyllum in flower


In the tall trees 

Clowning around at the amphitheater