Friday, October 12, 2012

Bananas in Oregon

This is the second time our banana trees have produced a flower (along with some tiny little inedible bananas). It's hardly what people really think of when they think of Western Oregon.

But one of the things we do here is shatter stereotypes. We are indeed a place of rainy, gray days. No denying it. Yet, for the past 3 months, we've had no rain...only .6 of a centimeter since July 1. Of course we'll make up for it this weekend when we'll probably get over an inch (2.54 cm) of rain. The cacti are rushing for shelter (mostly in the arms and hands of Lynn-Marie), especially as the temperatures start to fall, but the banana tree is waiting to slurp up all that water! I assume it is; I haven't really asked it. After all it's an Oregon banana.  :)


  1. Muy hermosa,es una belleza nunca había visto su flor, un abrazo.

  2. I just read an article about how the first few hundred bottles of English Champagne have been produced, and bought, and drunk! Of course, they can't call it champagne, but that's what it is. Strange times, indeed.