May 10, 2020


David Gascoigne

Those quail at the RV Park would have certainly made my stay memorable.

Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

The post is a floral treat! I love yellow too ..... bright and cheerful. The quail sighting is awesome. Not to forget how 'peculiar' is the name :)


Beautiful pictures ! Me too I have to dig in my archives for pictures ! For mother day we were allowed to receive 4 peoples and always the same. That still counts. We continue our meetings and that's good. Our children couldn't come, so we celebrated Mother's day the three of us !

Betty Crow

Looks like a wonderful place to commune with nature. Beautiful flowers!

Adam Jones

I love those Quail.


Very enjoyable images! I love the quail.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com


Hello, Sallie,

I just love the cute Quail. They are so sweet! The flowers are gorgeous, the native garden is just beautiful. Lovely photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend! Take care and stay safe!


Hello. So beautiful flowers. Wonderful photos of quails. Have a nice weekend. Stay safe.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great post.

Peter B.

Some beautiful left-overs here! Those are the fattest quail I've ever seen. Lovely flower shots.

Manav Singhi

Beautiful Flowers and Pictures, Stay Safe and Have a Nice Day. . . :)


Super photos Sallie :) Fabulous serious of flowers and how I enjoyed your covey of quail. The only time I have ever seen them was when we were up in Washington State several years ago. Such a fun sight to see. You’re right about the sign. Says it all doesn’t it?

Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Oh my goodness when I was growing up we had quail in our yard a lot. That's country living LOL but I haven't seen any in years.
Dawn aka Spatulas on Parade

handmade by amalia

I like your leftovers! Pretty blooms.

Linda Walcroft

Lovely flowers! The Peculiar Way shot could be a meme.

Carola Bartz

Great images of the quail - I love them. Sometimes we hear them in our neighborhood and I always see them when I am at the lake (which, of course, I haven't been since March 18th). The rhodys are stunning - the color palette is amazing.


You are right Sallie. I can never get enough of the rhododendrons. I am missing seeing the displays this year but your photos have made up for that. Thanks for sharing.


The flowers are really beautiful and ones that don't do very well where we live as its too hot in summer here, but I have seen some beautiful rhododendrons in the cooler parts of Australia. Thanks for sharing your photos. I have been slowly reading your blog travels and are similar to ours, loving the freedom of doing your own thing. It's a pity we live on the other side of the world as I think we would enjoy a chat.

betty - NZ

Peculiar for sure! Your flowers are so great to see in autumn. And, I love the details of the quail that you captured.

Your corner is beautiful this week! Thanks for sharing it at the 'My Corner of the World' link up.


...staying home has become a way of life, tomorrow we are to the through at the bank for a "fieldtrip."


I was wondering what those birds were and thought they were partridges because they look like the opening credits from The Partridge family. "Hello world there's a song that we're singing, c'mon get happppyy."
The Native Plant Garden looks gorgeous, glad you had already visited.
Love the whole Peculiar Way thing and it is eerily on the nose and also smacks of The Hunger Games which is what it must feel like trying to get PPE.
Rhody is a term I'll try to work into a conversation this week.
I hope you're enjoying your spring at home.

Wally Jones

Thank you, Sallie, for such a beautiful and uplifting post!

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

Lovely colourful flowers! I also have no photos (except for a few food items I've made). It's kind of depressing :( Hope you are doing okay.

Iris Flavia

Planned overs, good idea!!!
As if I can plan ;-) No one would buy that!
That sign is a bummer! And clever, too.
Ahhh, the flowers! Sooo cold here - for May. 4C is brrrr... now finally up to 13, what to wear when going outside?!

P.S. "Japanese Iris"... you´ll find one on my blog tomorrow, LOL, what coincidences these days!


awwww, too bad they did not poke their heads out, just for a casual hi!! i love rhododendron, they are hard to grow "healthy" here!! i have never seen a yellow one and it is quite beautiful!! i see a lot of pinks and purples here, and it is almost time to start seeing them. right now, all of our dogwoods are in bloom. you have a lot of really beautiful flowers there in eugene!! i agree, quail are extremely entertaining!!! i like the clever title to this post!!


so much beauty for you to enjoy. I love to see the quails. A species I would love to see myself. But probably never will.
Take care, stay safe.

Marie Moody

Some beautiful shots! So colorful & so alive! I can only look at plant life (flowers mainly) from afar because I'm allergic to bees. So sad because I love flowers. Thanks for sharing. Your birdhouse is adorable. Stay healthy & stay safe!


wonderful the photos from beautiful Flowers and bird!
Stay healthy and safe; Elke

Margaret Birding For Pleasure

Love the beautiful flowers and the images of the Quail. Stay safe and have a good week.

Veronica Lee

Love your fabulous nature shots, Sallie!

Happy Tuesday!

Sandra Nachlinger

LOVE your flowery photos. The rhodies are blooming in my world now, too. Spring is my favorite time of year in the Pacific Northwest.

Life Images by Jill, Western Australia

Beautiful. Spring is such a glorious time of year. Here autumn is fading into winter. At the beginning of all this I forced myslef to do a photo a day project. Even around the house there is always something. For several days I just photographed shadows! Stay safe and have a good week. I am joining you at Our World Tuesday.

ellen b.

Spring in Eugene is beautiful for sure. Love seeing all the rhoddies. Things are peculiar indeed. Hope you are having a good week!

Photo Cache

I don't remember if I've ever seen a yellow rhododendron before, but now that you featured it, I'll be on a lookout here.

Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

A ShutterBug Explores

Beautiful nature shots ~ floral colors are awesome and wonderful quail photos too ~

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Su-sieee! Mac

Eugene quail are so plump, clean, and put together. The ones I see down here look smaller, straggly and harried as they scurry into the brush. How do quail sound? Kwa, kwa. Chip chip. I think the only place I've seen rhododendrons are in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I'm guessing the flowers need a cooler climate to live. I wouldn't mind seeing spots of sunshine in the yard. Cheers, Sallie!

Lydia C. Lee

I love the quail! We haven't been going out anywhere, but pics like this make me think it's time to start...

Lavender Dreams

Those quail are really something to see! And the Spring flowers are beautiful there. We are dry here so the flowers are blooming but some are sparse. Take care and enjoy your week!

Alan Bates

Quail are always cool to see.
I love the rhododendrons.
Amazing all the virtual stuff available these days.

Linda P

I hope you had a happy Mother's Day! Your rhododendrons are gorgeous. All the public places where we would usually go and pay a fee to see special collections of them are closed. Some of our parks where some can be seen are now opening up and then we do have the wild variety growing prolifically in the countryside. We might be allowed to drive further afield very soon and it will be a joy to see these lovely flowers.

Sylvia D.

Sallie, I always love your posts! Have a great week. Sylvia D.

Stevenson Que

Sallie these flowers are extra beautiful! I love all the colors that you shared with us! The quails look super cute with their headpieces! Hope you are having a great new beginning of the week Sallie! Stay Healthy!

Penelope Notes

Neat quail photos … they remind me of musical notes the way you photographed them. The sky seems bluer, the air fresher, the birds fluffier and the flowers petal-lier. There’s a yin and yang to these strange times!

Jennifer Jilks

Yay spring! Beautiful photos!


Hello Sallie, I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day! It was a quiet one here, we were able to take a nice walk. Your flowers images and the Quail are beautiful. They are all lovely sights to see. Take care! Hello, the Amaryllis is lovely, a beautiful bloom. What a pretty surprise. Take care! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Bob Bushell

Beautiful images, my favourite is the Quail, FABULOUS.

// Heidrun

I enjoyed your post, your wonderful Rhododendren. The other captures orry lost in net ...

Stay well and healthy.
Happy MosaicMonday

Lady Fi

Pink perfection!


Sallie - happy Mother's Day! Originally I asked Hubby to take me for a walk around the nearest town - there is a historic district there that I would like to explore, and I am sure that many of the homes will have blooming landscaping. In the end, I decided I preferred to spend the time in my own garden. Pure joy! Thanks for sharing these "left-overs" with all of us at Mosaic Monday, although I agree that term really does not do these pictures justice!

Karen, Pixel Posts

Excellent leftovers! Those Quail are pretty cool. Lovely blooms. I think I may have been in "Peculiar Way", and I am happy the odds were with me. Have a lovely week!

Michelle Nature Notes

I also love quail and not to eat...Lovely flowers..I hope that this frigid weather leaves soon...


Lovely photos of the beautiful gardens. Its nice to see Spring as we are getting colder and colder.


So pretty flowers really do a body good! Great Quail shots and so good to have them right there for your viewing pleasure!


I love the quail and flowers - lovely!

Cathy Keller

Such glorious photos! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!


I love quail. The last I saw were foraging in Morro Bay State Park in California. We stayed there last fall on our Snowbird RV Trip south to Los Angeles. That seems like a lifetime ago now. - Margy


Wow, I can't remember that last year around this time you showed so many Oregon flowers for All Seasons, Sally. It is really a treat for the eyes. Guess, it's easy for play on words with Peculiar Way! Wishing you too, a happy Mothers Day! Stay healthy and safe, Jesh

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