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My hope was that, while I went to the Sylvia Beach Hotel, Allan would also have four days off to do whatever he pleased. It was not to be as the promised rainy weather turned hot and sunny instead and he had to do some watering. Other than that…

He watched new ferns (from Todd Wiegardt) unfurl in his garden:

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18 September

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21 September

18 September

18 September

Above:

Southern maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillaris-veneris) (from Todd)

Uses

This plant is used medicinally by Native Americans. The Mahuna people use the plant internally for rheumatism, and the Kayenta Navajo use an infusion of the plant as a lotion for bumblebee and centipede stings. The Kayenta also smoke it or take it internally for insanity.

Clockwise from upper left: Lady fern, Oak fern & Hart's Tongue fern & an out of focus Tatting fern

Clockwise from upper left: Lady fern, Oak fern & Hart’s Tongue fern & an out of focus Tatting fern

And he picked up fallen apples.

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And observed a bird:

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Life is pretty exciting with me gone, apparently.

On September 18th, J9 came over to pick some rocks from our neighbour’s guest cottage across the street. Terri wants the river rock gone so she can plant a lawn. J9 took one small bucket full.

J9 picking rocks

J9 picking rocks

Allan says: “J9 also accepted some tomatoes and we ate some raspberries.” He also reports:

“Backing up the water trailer for traffic creased the bumper a few days ago. Sanded & filled but the color I had was a bit off.

more excitement: before and after

more excitement: before and after

Fortunately, his long weekend got more interesting. Thursday the 18th included a trip across the river, not just watching ferns grow. Allan writes:

Stopped in Chinook to look at the boat launch on the way to Astoria. All quiet except sounds of exhaling air which was coming from this seal. I stood still, it approached the dock, didn’t quite climb up then swam east towards another dock about the time a local artist {Leslie Lipe, she of the sock monkey album covers!] came by to look at the docks too. There is a lighted crane working the river in the last shots.

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An excursion upriver netted Allan a new boat and a (all the way to Portland!) a roof rack to put it on.

They had a used boat like my green one that was complete so I could copy the parts I made onto Christmas wrapping paper.

Allan: “They had a used boat like my green one that was complete so I could copy the parts I made onto Christmas wrapping paper.” Me: ???? Ok, he used the Christmas paper like tracing paper.

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New boat, weighs only 60 pounds

New boat, weighs only 63 pounds; the Force 5 weighs 145 pounds.

On Saturday the 20th, the temperature was about 90 degrees, so Allan had to water.

Our volunteer post office garden:  droopy cosmos getting watered.

Our volunteer post office garden: droopy cosmos getting watered.

hot!

hot!

(It was hot down in Newport, as well, but I did not leave the hotel during the day!)

The cosmos was hanging its head in Larry and Robert's garden boat, as well.

The cosmos was hanging its head in Larry and Robert’s garden boat, as well.

Larry and Robert's garden, east side

Larry and Robert’s garden, east side

Larry and Robert's, Echinacea 'Green Envy'

Larry and Robert’s, Echinacea ‘Green Envy’

Others folks who had a day off enjoyed the Black Lake, as I had so hoped he would get to do.

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He then went on to water the Long Beach and Ilwaco planters, which I had so hoped he would not have to do.

But it had to be done!

But it had to be done!

Lady's mantle doing what it does best: showing off water droplets.

Lady’s mantle doing what it does best: showing off water droplets.

"This dog was jumping up on the planter & gulping the hose. I was too busy not scaring the dog with an eyeful of water but this was it after outside the bakery . "He loves the hose" the owners said during the play."

“This dog was jumping up on the planter & gulping the hose. I was too busy not scaring the dog with an eyeful of water but this was it after outside the bakery . “He loves the hose” the owners said during the play.”

Fish Alley barrels

Fish Alley barrels

In Ilwaco, by the boatyard, the deer are eating the nasturtiums.

In Ilwaco, by the boatyard, the deer are eating the nasturtiums.

watering till after dark

watering till after dark

You can see a pedestrian in this photo. Allan says: “While taking a pic of darkness, (8:00) a visitor with a blown tire from cutting the corner at Ed’s Bait can be seen approaching. We fixed it.”

On Sunday, he finally got his day off and of course, took out the new boat. First, he took some photos of the CranMac cranberry bog north of Black Lake getting flooded for the upcoming harvest:

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Water is being pulled out of the lake, whose level drops slightly.

Water is being pulled out of the lake, whose level drops slightly.

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Workers will wade in to collect the cranberries as they float to the top.

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He went out on the lake with his new boat on Sunday the 20th.

He had so much fun, he only took this one photo.

He had so much fun, he only took this one photo.

And now…back to some mutual work days, more than two this coming week.

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