We just got back from a lovely weekend trip to Ashland, Oregon. We saw two plays, looked around in shops, ate way too much great food, and enjoyed two of the best fall days I can remember in a long time. We walked around in Lithia Park, which a kind gentleman told us is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and was designed by the same park designer that created Golden Gate park in San Francisco. If you've never been to Lithia Park or Ashland, you are really missing a gem of Oregon and the West Coast. I love it there.
And during our walk we ran across a number of these guys, eating some breakfast in the morning sunshine along the creek. They were beautiful and not at all afraid of all the passers-by.