I know that Memorial Day seems like the beginning of summer.
But summer doesn’t actually start for another month. So we are still seeing things spring up and out and through.
The delicate pink flowers on the Salal shrubs will turn into plump blueberry-like berries.
Those close to the ocean get a light coating of salt on the berries; which makes them especially yummy.
These cousins only had spikes last year. We’ll see how many points they grow this year.
This was taken on a different day so it could be one of those in the previous photo for all I know.
The moss is getting thick in the Alsea River too. We’re still not sure if this moss has grown on the branches or if they just caught it at high tide? It sure seemed to happen quickly.
I hadn’t seen the osprey fishing in our front yard all week. My theory was that the chicks had hatched. Based on what we saw today (above), I’m sticking with my theory.
The algae bloom makes the water look thick and almost chocolatey – if it weren’t for that slight greenish tint.
Not so inviting for swimming but lots of marine life love it.
And apparently it doesn’t adversely affect the shellfish: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/FSD/pages/shellfish_status.aspx
The campgrounds are sprouting tents!
We’ve really had a dry May so we really need the rain we’ve seen this week. But a break for Memorial Weekend would really be nice.
Some people’s children never grow up.
I’m trying to figure out how she can nurse for a whole year?!