I'm still not done with Newport. Before we left, we planned to walk Beaver Creek State Natural Area. I was hoping to see a Green Heron or two, but I guess I'll have to wait for another day to see one. This is a good birding area, but the wetland trail is seasonal and now was not a good time. The trail was muddy and flooded. I did manage to see a couple of birds during the short time we were there.
I saw one Cedar Waxwing sitting at the top of a pine tree.
This little guy started following me down the trail. I must have been close to a nest, but he wasn't making a lot of noise about it just keeping his eye on me.
A little disappointed that we could not walk the trail, we stopped by Ona Beach State Park and walked along the river. There were quite a few Chickadees hopping around in the pine trees.
Of course, trying to get a good photo of them was quite a challenge.
We spent one day driving east of Newport on Hwy 20 then southwest on Alsea Hwy 34. We were looking for more covered bridges. We found two: Chitwood Bridge and Harris Bridge. We made several stops along the way to see the river and parks.
By the way, the bushes in front of the above bridge are very ripe blackberries. We picked a lot of them. They were so ripe that the ones in the bottom of the little baggie we put them in had turned to mush by the time we got home. So sweet and delicious! My fingers were dyed purple from picking them!
I'm slowly getting caught up with all my online items. I still have a lot of emails to answer and blogs to visit, but I'm getting there.
On The Cutting Board
In between our road trips and moving, I have finished appliquéing the petals onto the lotus quilt and all the quilting has been done. Now, I'm ready to start the binding. The more I work on it the more I like it. The colors are bright yet soothing.