The heater is on, as are my sweat pants. Ahhh.. Oregon summer. Nothing like having hot chocolate and staying indoors on a late-June day, you know? And of course I'm not at all bitter. Let me just put another log on the fire so I can show you a little of my weekend.
I had spotted these wood ducklings the day before, but only managed a fuzzy photo as a record. I was so glad they came back and swam around where I could see them. Up until now, I don't think I've ever seen duck babies other than mallards. The weird thing about wood ducks is that they are so skittish (even carefully opening my door created a tiny noise that sent the mom and babies speeding into the water and swimming quickly away--I waited awhile and they came back), but the mom seems to let her babies swim and walk pretty far from her. I don't get it.
The mom has a berry in her mouth.
Notice (because it's cute) the little berry now in the baby's mouth.
After duck watching, I gathered up my things for a quick trip I made to the Seattle area for my friend's graduation (master's in accounting--I'm very proud!). During my stay, we took a walk in Redmond and I took a few photos...
I wouldn't say I love foxgloves, but I can't resist taking pictures if I see them. They make me happy, and they have a ridiculous name.
The funnest sighting was this awesome tree house in someone's yard. I don't know if there's a story behind it, but I'm curious.
Okay, that's all I've got today.