While winter is trying to hold on to its death grip on some parts of the country, Oregon has decided to kiss the sun.
We are experiencing record breaking temperatures in the high 80's. Last week we saw nothing but blue sky and sunshine and the forecast is for more of the same for this week, although not quite as warm.
Yesterday was the second annual spring picnic for our local motorcycle forum. There is also a fall picnic. Yesterday was also the warmest picnic we've had.
A fairly big group turned out, but we didn't get too many pictures. A lot of people drove since they were bringing the family and or coolers or crock pots of food items.
|(3 out of 4 founders of the forum - RickRick, Wiley & Troubadour)|
|(A few of the rides)|
|(Even the kids were having fun)|
|(a few more bikes)|
|(A Harley, a Nighthawk 250, and a few VFRs in the background)|
It was approximately a 25 mile ride each way. A popular route through the back roads we take all the time and it was nice to get out on the bikes while the temperature was warm. Note to self - your mesh jacket will be cooler without the rain liner in it. Should have checked that before we left, not after we got home.
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With all of the warm weather the plants and shrubs are blooming like crazy. The news is telling us allergy season has arrived two weeks early. I believe it.
A lot of our trees have already bloomed and are done but the tree peony is just getting started and opened it's first bloom this week.
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And with the warmer weather our fluffy Basil is doing what he does best - napping.
And sometimes he'll wake up and survey his kingdom.
Before going back in the house and falling asleep on the sofa.
Life is good.
- Au Revoir
"Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth." - Thomas Carlyle