Do you like fish? If not, you might not enjoy this post. :-) We live near the Sandy River, which is a wonderful river that is comprised of snow melt from Mt. Hood and rainwater. It's a wild rushing river with rapids and it's always changing. It flows into the Columbia River which flows into the Pacific Ocean. Our family has enjoyed it in many ways, we've rafted down it, canoed down, floated in inner tubes and swam in it. It's also famous for it's Smelt runs. Everyone gets very excited when the Smelt come in. Dayle has taken the kids down and they fished for the smelt using dip nets and filled up buckets of them, brought them home and Dayle smoked them. It's been the first time since 2001 that they've come to the river - they are now a threatened species. We heard on Sunday that they had arrived so we went down to the Troutdale bridge and walked out and saw the school swarming below us, their average size is 6-10 inches long. The school of fish is 20 miles long, coming up the Columbia River!!
Lots of them!These fishermen are trying to catch Salmon in the river. The smelt are in the botton left of this photo, to give you an idea of their size.
I got this photo below of the smelt with my Lumix camera, and then the battery died. D'oh!
Dayle shot this short video with his iPhone.Yesterday I began to cut out the body and legs of the bunny kit I got from Alicia Paulson. Then we got a phone call from our son inviting us over for a visit and dinner of "mac and cheese". So, off we went.
Yesterday was gloriously sunny and warm. They are saying we're going to have a 70 degree day this weekend.. yay!
I'm almost done with the blue/purple/green shawl - it's turning out wonderful and will look great to wear in the spring! When it's warmish, all I need is my shawl and I'm good. I think I'm going to be crafting today! What are you up to? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)