I took these amazing shots of the rising (!) sun when there still was a lot of smoke/smog in the air from the Oregon fires.
While I was on my river-front hike, the flock just came in over the mountain and circled around for a couple of times, before landing at, what I only now noticed, are small cubby-holes of little caves in the rocks fascia.
It appears they call them home, and of course that's not strange at all since these are Rock Doves or Pigeons! We know them as the typical city-pigeons you'll see in any self-respecting city's squares, but these are their 'wild' cousins that live in the country side.
And look who else found a perfect spot as well, for happy hour at least, this last Sunday:
The temperatures were perfect around 5 pm in the afternoon, and the sun had already set behind the mountains on the other side of the river so we were not in the (still too warm) sun anymore.
We brought some chairs, wine, beer and munchies to the little rest-area on the river, that sits right in front of the driveway on the other side of the highway. Because the river is so low right now, there's a perfect size 'beach' to sit and enjoy the up close view of the river. A very peaceful end to the day!
And for a peaceful end of the blog, here's a pic of a delicious apple pie I baked with some nice apples from one of the trees along the gulch. Everything is better with apple pie!
So, there it is, once again .. another week of our lives, nothing spectacular, but good 'nough'. I won't get into Covid (numbers rising everywhere during this 2nd wave), and especially not into the elections (less than 6 weeks away!), but I'll just say .. onward and forward!
Keep the faith! Or something like that ..