Thursday, January 10, 2019

Adventure to the Island

Birds winter on our local island and I must always head that way
at least one time in the winter to search for them.
Recently my "live-in-gardener" and I ventured out to Sauvie Island.
Mt. Hood from Sauvie Island is always spotted as we cross the bridge.
Isn't it just gorgeous covered in white?
 Bald eagle, so near, yet so allusive.
He could care less that I was standing right under him.
 A hawk in flight nearby.
 An old barn down the road.
 Sandhill Cranes are what we were looking for and found in abundance.
 Break time with a cup of tea and a sit down.
 Egrets in the distance.
 Mt. St. Helens is also seen from the island; in fact, on a clear day you can see three mountains.
Cormorants love the inside passage, they were everywhere.

 St. Johns Bridge is a gorgeous bridge I must travel to head to and from the island.

If you come to Portland, Oregon any time of the year I can take you here.
The sightings of birds is most wonderful.

Happy weekend, dear friends!
Take an adventure this weekend.


Lorrie said...

What a lovely outing. It looks peaceful out there. I love the shot of the bridge with just the top showing - very artsy.

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful tour you took us on, so much beauty it was a joy to come along with you.

Tracy said...

How BEAUTIFUL and majestic is Mt. Hood... almost looks a bit like M.t Fuji in this image! I LOVE your tea cup on this trip... and not least all the feathered-friends. :) ((HUGS))

Mary said...

Oh yes please - next trip your way would love to see this place on the island, and then teatime at the Lan Su
Chinese Garden - perfection!
Thanks for the lovely pix of this great day out Marilyn.
Mary X

Jeanie said...

These photos are exquisite, Marilyn. The Mountain -- magnificent in that light and your wonderful bird sightings. I do love those cranes and the hawk is splendid. Oh, yes, I'd love to visit this spot!

a rich tapestry said...

Sauvie Island looks like a peaceful place to spend some time. It would be a thrill to watch the cranes moving about in their natural habitat, see a bald eagle and a hawk. The mountains in the distance are impressive. Mt. Hood especially is a beautiful sight.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Lovely! I so enjoy seeing pictures from places around the country, especially states I only get to visit on my computer.


Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the Bald Eagle is such a grand bird. Such a pretty picture of Mount Hood with the cap covered in snow. I love that bench photo with the cup of tea. It looks like there are some words engraved on the bench? Wow, St. Johns Bridge is so tall! Your post today made me smile, Marilyn, as I'm a bird lover too. : )