Oak felled

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture of a couple oaks bordering a field. I returned the next day to take another picture. This last week, one of the oaks fell victim to a feller.

Update. Mom emailed to ask why the oak was felled. I reviewed my pictures, including one I took the morning after the first picture, which clearly shows the oak as severely damaged. In fact, even the first picture shows the damage.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

We like to visit the rhododendron garden in spring. Last year, we visited mid-April.1 This year, with unseasonably warm weather, trees have started blooming here in Hillsboro. As the garden doesn’t charge admission until the first of March, today seemed a good day to visit.

Although there were not many rhododendron blooms, the garden was still beautiful. I took a few pictures, but this was the only one worthy of sharing. Suzi took pictures, too, and ended up with many more to share. Jamison is showing her how to post them on Facebook and Instagram.

Mousse also enjoyed the visi–squirrel!!

I guess we’ll have to go twice this year. ;-)


  1. And got rained on!