Summer is flying by, and I’ve had little time to spend processing photos and blogging. So here’s a quick handful of pictures from this summer.

I do love fireworks, and I can get some really good ones right down the road in Cathlamet. The dog, however, does not think so highly of fireworks…


fireworks!

I went out one day and sat in the skiff for an hour in a place I had never tried fishing in before, and brought home this nice summer chinook.


early summer Chinook

Way back in April, I took Forbes magazine reporter Rebecca Ruiz out kayaking on the river here. She wrote this article that came out in the July 13 edition, and featured a few of my photos.


forbes screenshot

Raspberries have been really prolific this year, and for once, I have been staying on top of making jam as they get ripe. So far I’ve canned 18 pints of raspberry jam.


jammin'

Alice and I took a 20 mile skiff ride up to Ginni’s place on the island and back. It was fun, and since Cathlamet has a dock, we even stopped and grabbed some groceries on the way home. I love river life.


skiff ride

This is the gate to my little patch of forest. The grass gets really tall now that the sheep are gone.


gate

We got a bunch of coho salmon from the Astoria based trolling vessel “Little John”, and we smoked it.


salmon ready to smoke

Elderhostel programs have been humming along; here’s a picture of one of the intergenerational Elderhostel kids at Rocky Point.


Anna at Number 7, Gray's Bay

The feral bunnies still come in the yard and eat my kale, and dig in my beds.


backyard bunny

Wapato was a staple food for the native people here. It grows in the mud in the freshwater tidal sloughs and bays around here, and when properly cultivated and maintained, it produces an edible tuber, similar to a potato. Here’s some wapato underwater at high tide.


wapato

Chatterbox orchid (Epipactis Gigantea) grows on the abandoned pilings around here.


Chatterbox Orchid

2 Comments

  1. I’m surprised the feral bunnies aren’t being smoked alongside your salmon (which by the way made me ravenous).

  2. well, I have a soft spot for the bunnies, since they are descended from Alice’s pets.

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