365 Days, Numbah Forty-Eight

September 6th

Los dos amigos.
Well, that didn’t last long!
My brunch at Biscuits with two friends. No way I could eat it all!
Mt Hood from a friend’s house. They had tons of tomatoes from their huge garden.
Haha. I poofed out Kalakoa’s cheek fur. And check out that one hugely long whisker!

September 7th

Check out that rising cloud: What does it look like to you? I see a dog!
Mt Hood from Scouters Mountain Park.
Dave came from this company to check out our old, unused anymore oil tank that we have to get decommissioned.
Kalakoa and Keola in the sunshine. It’s their favorite place in the late afternoons.

September 8th

Daily hummingbird.
Zooming daily hummingbird.
Food deliveries Dave unloading the pickup.
Lots of grapes and Asian salads today.
And lots of butter!
We even had stuff in the middle seats this week! Our recipients will be so happy!
This ginormous combine was a new arrival at one of my stops for the farm workers.
Barn swallows flitting around at the same stop.
This trumpet vine at my fourth stop is getting these huge pods on it.
Uh-oh. I got this notification tonight. This is scary, especially remembering what happened two years ago.

September 9th

The skies are still pretty hazy with smoke, but no fires are near us. We are protected from the east wind, a hot, dry, wind at this time of year that always fans wildfire flames, for which I’m very grateful. The man who built our house was terrified of fires, and installed fire alarms, and every room in the house (with the exception of interior bathrooms and storage), has sliding doors.

I went to the gym and then stopped by a friend’s workshop; he’s carving a sign for me. On the way there, I was delighted to get three pīpī photos for AFK!!

Pīpī and sheep!
Above the cattle, you can see how hazy the skies are near the Columbia River. I couldn’t even see Mt Hood today.

September 10th

This is what the sky looked like when I got up this morning. Yikes! One of my friends and her family was in the “GO!” zone, and another in the “Get ready!” zone. Both evacuated two years ago so this is especially scary for them. Fortunately, the nearest fire has been contained, but they have no power and the fire is still burning.
Daily hummingbird in the smoky air.
Dueling daily hummingbirds. They’re still very territorial even though there are two feeders right there!
Daily hummingbird and a ripe tomato.
Because our spring was so wet and long, these are our first regular tomatoes. Usually we have ripe tomatoes in late July and August.
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2 Responses to 365 Days, Numbah Forty-Eight

  1. Lady Tie Di says:

    Ohhhh my gosh the smoke!!! Be safe oxoxo

    • Mokihana says:

      Mahalo nui. Fortunately we got an onshore flow last night and the smoke is beginning to clear out. My friends are back home, too, and their power is back on. Wildfires are so scary!

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