Sunday Roast: Hanging out with migrating birds on Sauvie Island

A quiet Christmas morning on the Columbia River, Sauvie Island

A quiet Christmas morning on the Columbia River, Sauvie Island

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Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree near the river

Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree near the river

Lots and lots of Snow Geese, making all kinds of noise -- wish I could have gotten closer

Lots and lots of Snow Geese, making all kinds of noise — wish I could have gotten closer

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Lining up with the Cormorants

Lining up with the Cormorants

Belted Kingfisher -- He didn't want to stay still!

Belted Kingfisher — He didn’t want to stay still!

Photos by Zooey

This is our daily open thread — The last Sunday Roast of 2014!

Sunday Roast: Mmmmmmm, Hood strawberries

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Mmmmmm, Hood strawberries from Sauvie Island.  I bet you wish you had some!!

I wish I had a tiny eraser for that superfluous apostrophe — while I’m eating Hood strawberries for breakfast.  😉

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Sunday Roast: Stop and smell the flowers

Photo by Zooey

The world is going crazy, and there’s far too much we can’t do anything about — even if we can’t or won’t admit it.

So, instead of all that, enjoy this pretty picture I took on Sauvie Island, outside Portland.

Do you feel the calm washing over you?

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Sunday Roast: Sauvie Island

Soon, these flowers will be over-flowing the sides of these beds.

A view across the wheat field.

Cathedral Park, below the St Johns bridge.

The beautiful St Johns Bridge, located near Sauvie Island.

Photos by Charles Meier

Sauvie Island is a lovely and pastoral island in the Columbia River, just west of Portland.  The island has a quiet country atmosphere, with wheat fields, nurseries, veggie stands, several inhabited Osprey nests, and a “clothing optional” beach on the east side of the island.  I haven’t been…

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