Saturday, April 18, 2009

April in Elkton

Both Sharyn and I were needing a break after doing a lot of Spring Yard work and decided it would be Elkton RV Park for a second time. The park is next to the Umpqua River and is a very quiet and peaceful place to relax. This visit the river is up, the fishermen are out and the park is almost full.

Even the weeds were lovely...

... and the barn across the river is as striking as ever.

I don't want them in my yard but in the outdoors they are lovely. I thought back to a quote I used only two blogs ago by A.A. Milne "Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."

Even the dandelions were amazingly beautiful....

It makes me wonder why we think that out yards can compete with natural selection.

I took this picture more for the cool shadow than the burned root on the ground.

Rainbow shoots of plants were all over the grounds.

I did get another shot of the barn and I'm sure I will again tomorrow.

The river was higher than when we stayed here before and much of the shore walk I took last year was under water.

Some branches were still above the fast flowing river.

These fishermen were moving fast back to the boat ramp...

... and these guys were still fishing ...

... and while the fast movers were pulling their boat out ...

... this woman fished from the shore.

The park managers like a clean park with no dog poop...

... but they keep the local birds well fed.

As we played out scrabble game I got this shot from the window of the sun setting as the river continued it's run to the Pacific Ocean.

Scrabble Score ~ Scrabble Queen 318 - The lowly Contender 293

Quote of the Day ~
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


Parapluie said...

Wonderful pictures of the flowers. I hope the fishermen are catching fish. I'll show my husband your Elkton pictures but the real bait will be the possibility of catching fish. He was talking about going to Winchester Bay soon.

Michelle said...

the last shot is truly beautiful


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