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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Soft




For some reason, this is a very comforting picture.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Seeing a Woolly Bear Caterpillar out of season!



I am not sure what this means. Usually you see woolly bear caterpillars in the autumn. they are said to be able to predict the upcoming winter conditions. According to folklore of the United States, it is believed that if a woolly bear caterpillar's orange stripe is thick, the winter weather will be mild and if the orange stripes are narrow, the winter will be severe. I am not sure what a springtime woolly bear would be predicting, do you???

This particular woolly bear I find to be interesting because of his long grey hairs too... I have not really seen this before. Whatever he is predicting, I want to believe. He seems old and wise... for a caterpillar ;)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens


One more of the gardens. This is the more famous view. The main pond has a footbridge crossing it and a fountain that jets up in the middle. And the amount of ducks in this park is something else!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

View from Vista House


This is the famous view looking east up the Columbia River Gorge from the Vista House, otherwise known as Crown Point.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Out enjoying the sunny days!!!

These cows were taking advantage of the perfect grazing conditions. I love how they all look so similar in their stances.