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Pictures for Pam, Day 200: Steller's Jay in Full Fluff

Pictures for Pam, Day 200: Steller's Jay in Full Fluff 

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We’ve arrived back at our home on our 14th day out on the road! It’s so strange to be back after all of our adventures! We're feeling a little bit like the Twilight Zone...:D

Steve and I had a luxurious morning full of happy snuggles, a delicious steak omelet and a relaxed check-out. We continue to streamline our process and it’s faster and easier each time we break down our RV and hook the truck up to pull out. We use walkie-talkies when Steve backs up to the RV and I’m getting better at directing him exactly into place.

It’s fun to be a strong team and wherever there are problems, we face them head-on and deal with them as best we can to remove them hopefully for good! There is something to be said about being forced into close proximity for long periods of time. Issues come up and either you deal with them or else, right? We love our teamwork spirit and it’s helping us so much in every way. Hooray!

What a lovely, sunny morning it was. We were so happy about our successful trip and the sunny exit was like a goodbye gift! It would mean we didn’t have to drive in the rain and could enjoy a bright and beautiful day, how nice!

We got on the road at about noon and headed south and then east, revisiting the beautiful road that took us to our first destination at Jedediah Smith State Park. It seemed like so long ago that we were there, and we oohed and ahhhhed over the incredible trees, ferns and verdant forest all around us as we drove past.

It didn’t take but a couple of hours before we were in Grants Pass (about 35 minutes from home) where we stopped to stock up on groceries. Then it was off again and soon we were pulling up to our gate. We wondered if the stormy weather would make our driveway a mess but a couple of dry days made the drive up our hill easy and Steve backed the RV into place without any problems.

How odd it feels to be home after such a long time away in our “home away from home.” We both feel like our RV is becoming our real home and our “land-based” home is more like a temporary place to be before our next trip. Isn’t that odd? I’ve never experienced anything like this before and it’s very interesting to think about.

Other than a short stop for dinner, we have both been working non-stop to unpack and put things away, get the RV set up properly so Steve can work on it, and do the million things around the house that need tending to. I fed our very ravenous Snakey McSnakerton (our California Mountain King Snake) and watered all the plants, started in on the laundry, etc, etc. I like doing all of this though because it’s a nice way to get settled at home. I am tired though, so I’m going to post my pictures!

Today’s main image is the gorgeous, full-fluff Stellar’s Jay that I got a picture of yesterday on our Whaleshead Cove hike. I am so happy that the picture turned out well, we’ve never seen them in a fluffy state like this and I am delighted at my luck! My insets include a detail shot of that lovely Rolls Royce I saw at the car show! Look at that inlayed wood…it’s just WOW! :)

I'm also sharing a pair of pictures of the Driftwood RV Park(ing Lot) and our rig there so you can see what I mean when I say it’s not a place to write home about. It wasn’t bad, just nothing special, you know? Heh.

Pam, I’m so glad that you’ve been enjoying our trip notes and pictures. It means so much to me that I’ve been able to entertain you with our adventures. Stay tuned for more, my dear…next up will be Bend—John Day—Sun River—and another place we haven’t decided on yet…we’ll be home for a couple of weeks while Steve does a few upgrades to the rig and so forth…we’ll let you know as things develop! :) We’re thinking of you and hope you are well! *BIG HUGS*

Explored on 5/29/19; highest placement, #1.

Andy Rodker, Irene Steeves, Holger Hagen, Gabi Lombardo and 59 other people have particularly liked this photo


38 comments - The latest ones
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
ce geai américain est une beauté ; belle capture
14 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Definitely a bird not seen around here! =O
14 months ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Belle capture de ce merveilleux oiseaux ! Les notes et surtout celle de votre caravane avec extension sont superbes! Bonne journée Janet !
14 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
A superb capture Janet and thank you for posting to FFF.
14 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Always an entertaining story to go with the photo, Janet.
14 months ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
Wieder ein prima Schuss, Janet: Der Glanz im Auge - und wie er sich aufplustert!
14 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe capture!!
14 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Super capture of this bird. Well done Janet Regards Tess
14 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
A funny guy! Is it his bad hair day? ;-))
Great pic!
14 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
I LOVE TO SEE THE BIRDS AL FLUFFED UP !

I USED TO LOVE ESPECIALLY SEEING MY EAGLE OWLS IN FULL FLUFF.

LOVE THE ROLLER !

I HAVE SN INTERESTING QUOTE FROM A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHIATRIST ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE. HE ALWAYS TOLD COUPLES, IT MATTERS NOT THAT YOU HAVE CONFLICTS.. ITS NORMAL.. WHAT MATTERS IS HOW AND THAT... YOU RESOLVE THEM !

ALSO... I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT "COMING BACK" FROM AWAY.. WAS LIKE ENTERING THE TWILIGHT ZONE.. I UNDERSTAND !

ENJOY THE PLANS FOR THE NEXT TRIP. CARAVANING IS ADDICTIVE !
14 months ago. Edited 14 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
Excellente **********
14 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent shots! Love the jay!

Admired in:
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14 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Belle capture et les détails sont remarquables.
14 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Vu et admiré avec plaisir au
www.ipernity.com/group/oiseaux_monde
14 months ago.
 Betty JW
Betty JW club
Nice find and photo! Thanks for sharing in
Birds, Bees, Butterflies & Dragonflies.
14 months ago. Edited 14 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Excellent catch Janet , lovely bird
14 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
That really is a great shot of the Jay - I can't think of anything here even similar. As for the detail on the Roller - fabulous. Yes, travelling is great, but on return comes the need to catch up with everything ... and think of the next trip. :-)
14 months ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Great portrait of this lovely, fluffy bird, Janet!
14 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto
Bella cresta...come i giovani moderni..
14 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
What a beautifully coloured bird Janet! Fabulous detail too!
Love your PiP's!!
14 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
A very well done snapshot. Great!!!
14 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Magnifique oiseau et gros plan !
14 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
WOW! I've never seen one of these before.............it's a real beauty!! The light on the feathers is just lovely and you've captured the detail and the colours perfectly..!! It's very different to the Jays we have here : www.ipernity.com/doc/keithburton/44430838/in/album/385227

I really like the PiP of the wood on the running board of the RR! The workmanship is amazing!

An awesome image of your rig too.................I like the "pop-out" section on the side!

Glad you got home safely and are settling back in again - don't work too hard!
14 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful!
14 months ago. Edited 14 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
This is outstanding Janet, you’ve captured the detail and the birds eye beautifully.
14 months ago. Edited 14 months ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
Was für ein interessanter Vogel, klasse fotografiert
14 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Une superbe capture de ce très bel oiseau ! un superbe rendu aussi ! les autres images sont impressionnantes aussi
14 months ago.
 Ànn-Piaframie
Ànn-Piaframie club
WOW++++++++++++++++++++!
14 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
It looks in a bad mood !!!
14 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Cracking shot of this bird Janet, caught the highlight in the eye nicely.
14 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Fantastic photo, Janet. Best I've seen of a Stellar's Jay. Nice photos of you home-away-from-home, too. Almost makes me envious. Can't wait to get to the coast and to Jedediah Smith and the Redwoods. Going orchid hunting, too, along the Rogue River and on the Cal-Ore border. Your photos just whet my appetite. We'll probably take some hints from your photos, too, as to places for hiking and sight-seeing.

Saw a White Pelican today near the lake. He circled for quite a while but was quite high. Did manage to get some decent photos, and we've been watching the Wrens, too. They are both very busy feeding their young, at least we assume that's what all the busyness is about. The Tree Swallows were paralyzed with fright yesterday. Thought first it was myself, though our presence doesn't usually bother them. Found a Garter Snake looking for a meal.

Leaving tomorrow morning to go orchid hunting. Nancy isn't going. She had dental surgery today and is feeling a bit under the weather. Has to be careful, too, what she eats and has to get plenty of rest. They're putting an implant in when the surgery is all healed. Dislike anything to do with dentists. She lost a tooth that was on a post a couple weeks ago and has to get that fixed. Sooner rather than later we hope.

Had the boat out Monday and enjoyed it, but it looks like I'm going to have to overhaul the motor. Rowing is hard work. Had a good time messing around with it, though, and the grandkids enjoyed it. Want to get the motor going so we can do some fishing. Had a cookout and boats rides to celebrate the holiday and all down at the lake. Quite a few boats on the lake but no one at the docks and shelter.

Thanks for the nice comments on my photos. Been out photographing wildflowers the last few days. The Missouri Iris and the Prairie Smoke are both blooming, two of my favorites. Had seen the Prairie Smoke around here before, but found it in the woods behind the house. Haven't seen any ticks yet, but I'm sure they're around and I usually check carefully after a walk. Hate them with a passion.

Guess that had better be it for the evening. Thanks for the comments.
14 months ago.
 TRIPOD MAN
TRIPOD MAN club
Gratulation Janet !
14 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Awesome shot, well captured
14 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a fluffy bird indeed, Janet. As for your RV site - it's okay for what you need, as long as it's near all the places you want to visit. It's a fantastic RV by the way, as is your car.

I just love reading your adventures, you really do have an incredible way of writing. I imagine you're like me, you write as you speak. You make each day sound so interesting and we can share it with you - thank you so much. Please don't stop, I try to include what I'm doing here, but my daughter is suffering from flu, we've just found out. We thought she had an allergic reaction to pollen or something, but it's been going on now for 2 weeks, and the pharmacist says it's chronic non-allergic rhinitis with a possibility of it being flu, so she's not really feeling well enough to drive around, which is fine by me. I'm here for another 3 weeks, so I can certainly do without whizzing around. I seem to need a day off when I've done something the day before. I did a lot of swimming and water aerobics, apart from walking longer distances than I do in the UK, so a day off is needed for me!!!
14 months ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
What an enchanting bird portrait.
Your Grey Wolf with its tractor would be completely unsuitable for Central European roads.
14 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Excellent photo with wonderful feather detail and color. I've never seen one before.
14 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
terrific capture!!
14 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
A splendid looking bird!
12 months ago.

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