Outside My Window
By Laurel Erhardt
Memories of creatures seen last summer
A week or so ago - a doe
This weekend - Ms. Elk
A well fed snake. He was having trouble moving on a nice warm day.
The hummer nest must be near. I see them a lot and there's no hummingbird feeder.
They lightly land on the clothesline where the bird feeders are hung and snicker at the grosbeaks who try and do the same.
And this evening, with the alpine glow in its subtle grandeur, the bobcat creeps in, changes his mind and retreats. >More
NEWS / ALERTS
What's New in the January Skyline Ridge Runner, Now Available to Read Online
One of our neighbors has an adventurous attitude to driving on snowy roads; he seems to like a challenge. Read “It’s Passable” in the January issue of the Skyline Ridge Runner.
There's also a story about how alpacas could take on new and very unique hues.
Local author and avid walker Laura Foster has outlined some scenic paths that you can hike to explore the Willamette river front near St. Johns.
And you can also learn about how to map your own forest with Google Earth and a phone app. All this and more in the current Ridge Runner.