life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy Fourth of July
Last evening John and I took a bike ride along Palomino Lane and beyond that left our legs rubbery. We thought we could do a big rectangular circuit and got stopped by a ten foot across drainage ditch filled with about three feet of slow moving water. The water is draining the still flooded fields to the south of us. The seagulls have discovered these fields which are also filled with lots of marsh birds. We ended up having to back track and did about eight miles instead of four over sandy dust and rock in some places. By the time we got home we were done in. Fresh strawberries, blueberries and vanilla ice cream helped revive our spirits. The top photo is rye grass growing along the real dusty road, the middle is flooded pasture. Our place is in the middle far ground of the photo. The last is of the seagulls which you can't see. Sorry. Don't have a telephoto lens. Happy Holiday!