Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Whigmaleerie Day

Wilsonville, the little one stop light town from whence cometh my mail, held it's second annual Whigmaleerie Day on October 29.  What is a whigmaleerie?  It's a term of Scottish origin which means a whim or a gimmick.  The town decided to hold the event to celebrate their Scottish heritage.  Apparently, John Wilson, the town's founder, was Scottish.  

They had a few booths for local craft and food vendors, an antique car and tractor show (with about 6 cars and a similar number of tractors),
an airplane flyover, and, the highlight for me, a performance by Birmingham Pipes and Drums.  It was a little chilly for a skirt, but they all were appropriately dressed.

Friday, November 11, 2011

2 Things Challenge: Wet/Hot

The 2 Things Challenge this week was Wet/Hot.

Pepsi is wet, but when it's a balloon,
 it can get pretty hot.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Grown Up Red

Last February I posted a couple of photos (here) of a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk that inhabited the valley near Kristina's house.  Well over the summer he grew up and donned his adult plumage.