Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Spring in Western Oregon is such an on and off game of chance.
We've had our daffodils, the magnolias are stripped of blooms.
Dandelions freckle the grass, ferns flourish and the mosses,
oh, the cushy, verdant mosses are cloaking stem, trunk and every
rock they can claim...lots of real estate snapped up by those bossy mosses.
If you don't care for the weather, give it a few minutes and in the blink of an eye you may find a hole in the clouds and there will be that beautiful spot of blue. Wait a bit and the lovely blue will be zipped up tight, swallowed by the gun metal grey of a solid ceiling of clouds. Rain will fall as mist or in torrents that will flatten the grasses. Hail, too, may tattoo the drive and bounce off the roof. You'll put another log in the wood burner and turn on more lights in the house...only to trot around in the next hour to switch them off as glorious light fills the corners of your rooms. Ever changing and certainly capricious, that's our spring.
 I will leave you with a few photos from the last week or so.
Either a turkey vulture or turkey buzzard warming up before riding the thermals.

And last, a darling baby. I think that we have had at least nine born in the last few weeks. 
Thank you, as always, for your visits.
xo, Ellen,
(Well, that is certainly an interesting mess of "formatting". In all probability due to the fact that I have practically forgotten how to write a post.)


J & B said...

You describe the true joy and feeling of Spring!

Grammy Braxton said...

My dear Ellen, two posts!!!!! How wonderful. I love the "bossy mosses". They do tend to take over. Ah, daffodils, one of my favorite flowers. I noticed today that my tulips are in bloom. Love. And that sweet, little calf. Hugs to you my dear friend.

driftwood said...

such lovely signs of spring x

J & B said...

A feast for the eyes! beautiful colours,
they do say a picture is worth a thousand words!
but I like your words almost as much as the
photographs! We are expecting rain today
so that means something must be on the move SOON.

maggiegracecreates said...

oh how i love baby whiteface calves. beautiful.

Teresa Kasner said...

What a cute calf! We used to raise Nubian dairy goats and I loved the babies. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Angy is my name. said...

Oh that face! I ♥ Cows!

Mereknits said...

Is that just the sweetest face ever, how darling! Hugs to you,

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a glorious post, full of beauty and poetry. "Bossy mosses"! :D

I'm sorry I've missed all these posts, but am making up for it tonight. So glad to see you in Blogland once more.