Good grief! Whew!
I went up to Shady Cove, Oregon over the weekend for a family reunion/celebration of my grandpa's 90th birthday. This was with my dad's side of the family. The wedding down in San Diego the previous weekend was my mom's side of the family. A study in contrasts. ;-) The Plumers are a wild bunch. I had a great time, wouldn't have missed it for the world, but thoughts of all the things I needed to do were pretty persistent all weekend. It was a lot of fun to see the relatives, some of whom I hadn't seen for a fairly long time. My grandparents have a beautiful house along the Rogue River, and it's mesmerizing to sit out on the bank and watch the water flow past and the birds fly over. I took my big camera in hopes of some bird nerd drama, maybe an eagle or something. Foiled again, but I snapped a few other birds just for kicks. I'll post all the pics later in this post.
Oh yes, I should mention that my brother Douglas was visiting from London last week. I can't believe it's been a year since he was here. His housemate Robin came along again too, and I'm just endlessly entertained listening to his accent. :-)
Anyway, I just feel like I'm not sure how I'm going to catch up on things. Blogging may be pretty scarce for a while.
Castle Crags. Some day I should drive up there, it looks interesting.
Mt. Shasta, as seen while driving north:
A turkey vulture along the Rogue River:
Canada Goose over the Rogue River:
Belted Kingfisher hovering over the river:
I really like this valley south of Shady Cove, lots of pretty farms:
Except you people from California!:
Mt. Shasta as seen driving south: