Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hangin' With Mom & Dad

If you read my blog you will know that this is my fearless eighty two year old mother. Whenever I suggest an outing to see something interesting, she says " I want to go." Here she is at the headwaters of the Wacissa River, the river I want my ashes scattered into when I shuffle off this mortal coil.

This is what you see when you first leave the obat landing. This was a fun weekend. We had a nice meal out last night. Today, I shopped with my mom and looked at dogs, and we visited the river so she could see what I enjoy. Dad stayed at home and read his books but he will probably come to the river next time when he sees these photos.
Mom's spotting of the first summer pileated woodpecker. They have been off having babies and only now seem to be returning to hang around the banks.
Here is a little green heron that landed in a tree near us and then flew off to look for morning kippers. This is a view of the river from the boat landing area at the headwaters.

I pointed out to mom what the pileated woodpeckers sound like when they fly into an area and she then spotted this one right near the boat landing. I haven't gotten a close up photo all summer but mom spotted this one immediately. She said, "It's amazing what you can see if you just stay quiet and pay attention. "

We also had a lovely dinner at home and mom and I went for a good swim at the motel pool. Peggy joined us for dinner and she was excellent company. I gave her the steak dinner she won with her fish jumping photo. Maybe tomorrow I'll get back out on the river....stay tuned


  1. I guess you're right, next time I go along
    Love Dad

  2. Gee, Pileateds! Have to go a long way in Oregon to see some of them.