Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday May 4th--UPDATES--Thru Saturday May 10th 2008 Yacot Updates

Driving around the corner to Yacolt, I wonder what lies ahead today. It was 54 degrees.As I crossed the bridge into town, I was surprised to see that it was dry.

No rain in Washington today?
Looking down the road, I admired the beautiful day.
I noticed a sign announcing an upcoming local special event.

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I felt the need to hear water, so I stopped in at the local tourist attraction.Upon arrival I saw a structure that made me imagine what Old Yacolt must have looked like before the town burnt down September 12, 1902.

Walking towards the sound of water, I saw a perfect perch to take a few photos.
To the north was a small waterfall.

And another...
Back on the road there was still no sign of rain.
Arriving in town, I saw that the yellow caution tape was still deterring the Quakers from building on this power pole.

(I guess the Quakers can read.)Not even one twig was on this pole.Not a twig here either.
On the corner of Hubbard and Twin Falls Rd. YAPPA's nest platform looked the same.
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Two Quakers cheerfully greeted me as I approached one of the nest platforms.
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Then a third Quaker arrived to say “hi.”
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As I watched across the street, the Quakers flew north towards N.W.B.R’s platforms.

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Arriving at N.W.B.R's platform I saw two Quakers.

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Arriving at N.W.B.R's platform number one I saw two Quakers.

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Glenn Welker watches the Quakers from his back deck.
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Hooray! There is peeping coming from their nest ! The wild birds may hear the baby Quakers.The wild birds flying over the Quakers nest box seem jealous.
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Both parents look out of the south side of the nest.
One parent Quaker looks down at me.
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In addition, Glenn looks up at his Quakers with a look in his eye, possibly realizing that he and his wife are now the God Parents & Grandparents of the Quakers in his backyard.
Across the street from Glenn’s home is N.W.B.R's nest platform number two. Homeowner Joanne Carras prepares to feed the Quakers in her backyard.

This chick (Jo Anne) has been feeding the chicks of Yacolt so long she's starting to feel like a chick herself.
Jo Anne spills out more seed for the day. Across the street from JoAnne's home we found that the Quakers have been feeding from all three yards.
Glenn & Jo Anne donated a bag of seed each to this homeowner.
This has also turned into a beautiful feeding area for all birds in this area.

The homeowners at this location also own a Nandy Conure whose vocal cry attracts many birds.
Driving out of town on the winding road, over the railroad tracks…I look to the east at the river. I was reminded of a saying,"As the river flows on, so does life."
The Yacolt Five have produced new babies. I wonder how many babies will survive.I'm not sure how many will survive.

But I do know one thing.

I'll be back...