May started out making me think it was late summer! It was such warm and sunny weather! But by the end of the month, it was back to typical May weather. Cloudy, rainy, with a bit of sunshine now and then to make you keep up the hope that summer was really on its way.
It has warmed up enough that I have been sitting on my little porch with my morning latte. Bazzel joins me. Of course, there is not much wildlife action with him on guard, but I do manage to see a few chipmunks and humming birds. He pretty much keeps the other birds away as he sits below the feeder just hoping for one to land.
I have only seen a bunny here a couple of times, this one was taken at my sister's place.
The ferns are so pretty as they uncurl together in perfect symmetry.
It pretty much amazes me how birds can hear a worm! I mean, really! what kind of hearing would it take for that??!!! I sit there and watch in wonder as they cock their heads towards the ground to listen and then wammo! out comes a worm!
Bazzel has never been a lap sitting cat, but for some reason, when I sit out there, he wants to sit on my lap. Maybe he likes the extra warmth.
It is so peaceful sitting out there, rain or shine, I am so blessed to have these moments as I begin my day. There was a time, when kids were young and days were packed that I would never have imagined having this much time to myself.
Bonnie and I started out the month with a drive up to Clear Lake, Little Crater Lake and Timothy Lake up on Mt. Hood.. Three lakes that I have not been to before.
This one is Little Crater Lake. Such a pretty little lake...more like a large pond. It was so deep and clear and really colorful.
For a couple of years now, there is a field on Hwy 26 that is so beautiful and yellow in full bloom. I always forget to get a photo and this year, I made sure and got one right as the sun was setting.
I just LOVE all the colors outside right now...not just the gorgeous flowers, but all those greens in the canyon as the trees get their leaves.
Mother's and Daughters on Mother's Day
Alan came to Oregon for a little visit. The family enjoyed seeing him again, along with Rosibel and Dina.
After all that warm and sunny weather, it was rainy and cloudy the whole time he was here. My Mom's Cousin Carole was here from South Dakota too.
We wanted so much for her to see Oregon in the sunny weather. But at least we did get a couple of clearings for a quick view of the mountain.