We've had a few long trips this spring involving a little rain and a lot of sun, both metaphorically and for real. What's been going on closest to home? The world series of little stuff.
Score: Predator 1, Turkey 0
Rabbits have destroyed most of the lettuce and all of the peas in the garden, but still. Still they are cute.
Score: Rabbits 10, Myself 0
This iridescent beetle was in the path when we took a hike in the Cascades. It could be a wood borer and I don't know if that's good or bad; it might be both.
Score: Wood borer 1, World 1
Score: Lizard 1, Predator hawk 0
Score: Unreported and likely still in play
One rainy afternoon on the way to the coast we came upon a herd of elk resting in the downpour. They could have found a more sheltered place, right? It has never occurred to me to go sit out in the rain like that, but sometime during Oregon's wet season maybe I'll give it a try. They may be onto something.
Score: Elk 1, Rain 0
|Sea lions napping on the pier are a common sight in Newport, OR|
This I get: seeking a dry spot when surrounded by water.
Score: Sea lions 1, Ocean 0
Dryness is relative; it's pouring rain on the sea lions, too. But I bet they feel dry, happy there on the hard rocks in the pouring rain.
Score: Sea lions take all.