Fernhill in the rain: Common Mergansers above. Gull gaggle below, the flock which contains the problematic Icecous/Glauland Gull. Rotary Park, McMinnville: mosses are now in their happiest hours, wet, wet, wet and frost-free.Ruler of all he surveys:North Yamhill River, turgid, brown and rushing to meet the other Yamhill River.Licorice ferns’ fronds fond of the humidity.Three pale mushrooms rising from the leaves of yesterday.Nest built by one of nature’s great materials engineers, a Robin. This nest will weather the winter weather.A side channel of the seasonal Heron Pond at Rotary Park. The small streams flow into the pond from north and west, then other outlets exit from south and west carrying the water into Baker Creek and thence it flows into the Yamhill River.
IN THE GARDEN, TIME FOR FOOD AND BATHING