This gorgeous Wisteria is draped over a trellis in Doug's yard, right next to the blueberries.
Depending on the variety, Wisteria smell rather delicious (sort of a Freesia smell) or they downright stink, and some might flower a second time, sometimes even a third, further into the season.
Oregon is probably at it's greenest at the moment, all trees and shrubs have leafed out and due to ample rainfall earlier this month the whole state has turned into some sort of jungle!
Due to the wonderful sunny and dry weather we're able to work steadily towards our departure .. only a week from now!
Unfortunately my raised beds will not make the move, the wood of the pallets is just to old and will brake when lifted, so I dismantled them and they were tossed on the burn pile.
I did save the soil (into 23 sand bags) since it's only a year old and should be totally fine for another year or so after a little enrichment ..
The pallets that make up our porch (covered by the mat) are fine and will come with us though.
We revealed an intricate tunnel system underneath. I'm not sure if they're gopher- or chipmunk-made?
It's really hot during the day (85-90F) but when it's cooling down a little in the evening it's just perfect for a 9-hole round of golf!
It was my first time back on the course after 1.5 years, if you can believe it!
First I was down for almost a year with Plantair Fascitis in my right foot, when that healed I stubbed my foot and broke a toe in my left and at the moment, despite not having golfed for all that time, I'm actually suffering from a golfer's elbow!
Besides golf, the latter can be caused by any repetitive movement of your arm/elbow/wrist .. but for the life of me I wouldn't know what I did. Blogging?
My game was as lousy as ever (ha!), but my feet were OK and I was able to use my arm in such a way that I didn't feel my elbow .. go figure.
We did use a cart this time around but next time I'll try to walk, I think I will be just fine!
Here's a pic of one of last week's sunsets. Not that spectacular but pretty enough!