I feel like I live in the Garden of Eden…only I’m not naked.
I’ve been hearing popping or cracking noises from across the river all day. There are willows and blackberries that hang out over the water and it’s dark under there. But I finally saw that it is my friend Otto the River Otter. I can’t see what he’s eating.
Sorry! This hasn’t gotten old for me yet.
I kept watching after the adult disappeared and finally saw 3 kits cautiously hugging the water’s edge with mom close by. They ducked into this area where the shrubs form a protective roof. They played there until the tide raised the water and the sky got dark enough that I couldn’t see them anymore. I wonder who their predators are?
This King Fisher was really hitting the water hard as he fished the Alsea River.
I was determined to get a shot but I can’t tell if he’s even right-side-up in this photo. 🙂
Time for a walk today – past the fields of Foxglove.
They’ve got populate and replenish the earth…or the air.
Now THAT’s what I’m talking about! Aren’t those beautiful bugs! I guess these would snap-crackle-and-pop in an Otter’s teeth.
Don’s trap works great!
I know I’ve seen these little sculpins in the otters mouth.
I don’t know how many times Don has pointed out Stinging Nettle to me. I’ve never had poison oak or poison ivy, let alone stinging nettle…until yesterday.
NOW I will not forget what it looks like.
Okay, so I’m not in the Garden of Eden. Ouch!
But just a little place on my finger. Don, on the other hand, rolled in it. That’s another story…for another day. It will be funny….eventually.