January 31, 2011

First sign of Spring

It takes me by surprise every January, I look out the window and see the yellow flowers on the Chinese Witchazel.

The heather Wickwar Flame is in full winter color.

January 19, 2011

Sun at last!

Darlingtonia californica grows along one of my favorite hikes this time of year. For more info click here

There is a small island out in the lake that I walk alongside.  It was a glorious sunny day and very welcome.

January 5, 2011

Dog Pond Fence

Finally the Forest Service has put up a fence at the Dog Pond at South Jetty  Siuslaw River to keep vehicles from driving up to and into the pond. This is one of our favorite birding spots and a beaver pond. Maybe there is hope.