No, not to worry. Our weather continues to delight us. My first year in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is almost complete and we are very much enjoying the climate. After spending almost 20 years in the heat and humidity of Tennessee and then in West Virginia’s warm spot of Huntington, I find the cooler temps in Oregon much more comfortable. While y’all are roasting, we will have a high near 70 with some light rain. The crops thank you. The body can wear a jacket with a hood and manage just fine. Only visitors use umbrellas.
However, as a newbie I am still discovering the many new things that grow in this abundant land.
I learned this is called Meadowfoam and the seed produces a cooking grade oil that will not go rancid and oil for use in cosmetics. I’ll try to get some of the cooking oil and see how it compares to other kinds.
June 27, 2014 at 11:26 am
What a lovely sight! They look like the mustard that grows in the vineyards around here. Except mustard is bright yellow… Lovely post!!
June 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm
There are so many things growing here that are different from other places I have lived. This area is one of the nation’s prime producers for grass seed, to the discomfort of all us allergy sufferers, and also landscaping plants. Things grow here amazingly well.