February 28, 2021


Kritika Panase

Sunny February days in Oregon – it is really wonderful that you take the time to explore every little detail of natural abundance around you. 40 miles with no one around sounds like bliss to someone trapped in an over-bustling cosmopolitan garbage-dump. Those pelicans are so sweet. Please write more such blogs – to remind us that whatever little nature that surrounds us is precious.

Monica Singh

Beautiful photos. Glad you enjoyed a sunny, refreshing day. The bright blue sky looks blissful.

Arun Goyal

Beautiful birds and lovely shots from nature. It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/03/garden-affair-spring-flower-bellis.html

John's Island

Hi Sallie, What a great trip you had on the curvy mountain roads to the coastal valley. Neat photos indeed! A great blue sky day for the trip. I do love photos of flowers and trees with blue sky above. Thanks for taking us along on this journey. Wishing you and yours a fine week ahead. John


Hello Sallie,:=) Our country roads look like the one you took to your son and daughter-in-law's house. Pussy Willow is out here to, cherry blossom, and yellow broom. Your Spring images are lovely, and the blue sky makes a journey all the more pleasurable.Your bird images are great, and it was a most enjoyable read.

It was so nice to see you on my blog.:=)


Wonderful Sallie. Scenery, birds, and that beautiful corner you created with the turquoise vase & pussy Willow.
For taking time from your day to share your photos with us at IRBB, I send along my thanks!

Lavender Dreams

It's always so welcome to see the first signs of Spring! Love seeing what you see there so far away. Enjoy your weekend!

Michelle Banks

Oh lovely blue skies that look like spring has sprung...


That looks like a drive I would enjoy. Thanks for taking me with you via your photography.

Dina Johnston

Beautiful shots. Looks like a nice place to spend the time.

Shiju Sugunan

These are beautiful images. Spring is Marching fast towards you!


Amazing that you didn’t see other cars while driving these scenic back roads. We are also waiting eagerly for spring, which seems immanent some days, very distant on other days.

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


Hello Sallie,
A ride in the country sounds nice, great sightings of the birds. I love the White Pelicans and the Scrub Jays. The spring blooms are pretty, I like the pussy willows you brought home. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

Linda Walcroft

Spring is due here any day now.


I am rather envious of your spring blooms, Sallie, and just this week a friend who lives in Eugene, OR sent me images of crocus and daffodil blooms in his neighborhood. It will be many more months until we see anything close here in Nashua, NH, although the snow is slowly dissipating. I like winter but am so ready for warmer weather to be outdoors walking around. Back roads are such a joy to explore and my husband, like yours, takes them every chance he gets even if it does mean we get lost once in a while.

Cathy Keller

What beautiful photos but what I like most was your glorious blue sky!!! How grand to live in such clear air! Right now my blue sky is being coved by lacy clouds. . .Have a grand weekend!


Beautiful images, gorgeous shades of blue. We have been having a lot of sunshine as well, and it is a welcome gift.

riitta k

The sun is a gift, we could not live without it! I just listened Klara and the Sun by the Nobel winner Kazuo Ishiguro, a novel where the sun has an important role. Warm greetings over to you Sallie.

JM Illinois U.S.A.

Greetings and Salutations from Illinois! Enjoyed the road tour with you. I loved those pussy willow branches brought into your home and put into such a colorful vase. Be safe.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Beautiful scenery

Suzy Godfrey

What lovely photos! Gotta love those back roads!

Peter B.

Beautiful photos. I know I would like living in your area. So much natural beauty. Driving for 40 miles without seeing another car or human sounds like heaven!!

Photo Cache

Everything will be blooming soon.

Iris Flavia

Ahhhh, bliss!

Nancy Chan

Beautiful weather. Love the beautiful nature and birds in your area.

My Corner of the World

Wonderful signs of spring and gorgeous blue skies!! You always share some awesome scenery with us.

I'm glad to see you this week at 'My Corner of the World'!


A backcountry drive is quite the pleasure on such a nice day. You already have blooms! Enjoy your emerging spring.

Amy Franks

Spring is always encouraging especially with lockdowns etc, it's nice to be able to get out in the fresh air.


lovely selection of photos, the pelicans are magnificent birds

Colleen Looseleaf

I'm finally with the big birds and thought of you. Not to mention the alligators and exotic erotic orchids.

Su-sieee! Mac

I’m still waiting for the promised rain. Now the experts are saying this weekend. Too long, so I asked the Husband to sprinkle the back. That was a nice drive you took to the farm. Is Cottage Grove still rural? I once thought I could live there. Happy trails, Sallie.


Afortunadamente hizo un tiempo muy bueno, que ha permitido salir a pasear por el campo y fotografiar todas las bellezas que has encontrado en él.


I once ran the Scandia Run in Junction City. So much fun! It was part of a big Scandinavian heritage festival they had in town. What a lovely place. Thanks for stirring up the good memories.


What a beautiful ride through nature. Spring is definitely in the air there.

David Gascoigne

It's all so beautiful where you live, Sallie, you probably hardly missed going to Florida - and you're farther away from Donald Trump too! Now there's a reason not to go to Florida!

Lady Fi

Wonderful blue skies! And adorable pelicans...


Sallie - we also enjoy driving country roads, many of them unpaved. We call it wandering aimlessly, which is really a misnomer because we have a destination in mind! But I think it is about the idea that we don't know what we will experience or what we will see. So fun!!! Glad you are getting some blue sky days! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

William Kendall

Beautiful shots!

ellen b.

I really enjoy sunny Winter days! You took good advantage of it. Love seeing those blossoms and the pelicans! Happy March to you!

A ShutterBug Explores

Beautiful nature photos ~ love our 'feathered friends' and the pussy willows ~

Happy Week to you,

Living moment by moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Penelope Notes

Oh ... the pussy willows are so pretty in the sky blue pot. These trees were once quite easy to find in my neck of the woods but seem a rare sight nowadays. Thanks as always for sharing your world.


Good you got the Great Weather...and so good you were able to get away from it all into the backwoods...amazing there is a cell signal back there I can barely get one here at my house. Your spring is way ahead of ours here. Have a great Week.


The photos are so beautiful Sallie. It sure looks like you had a nice ride that day. I'm so glad you have been having nice weather too. It's already getting so hot here, it was 85 yesterday with a real feel of 90 - ugh!


Your post is a gift in itself Sallie. Love these photos! Happy March!


you had beautiful weather and I love all your photos of blue skies, birds, and flowers


Yes, we get spring. And I thankful too for warm temperatures and some snowflowers in our garden. The husband drive his first Tour with the Goldwing! I agree with you.

Lovely the branches in the Vase.

Happy MosaicMonday

Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

Love the mountain photos and scenery. So very peaceful.
Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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