On the 4th of July, as per tradition, we joined our friends, Joe and Anita, along with 2 other couples, for a grill party! Anita's garden is amazing and we found time at one point to take a tour. I really focused on all of her lilies, as they are truly amazing at this time of year. She and I both decided to put more lilies in our gardens over the next few years awhile back. Their colors, scents, and low-maintenance make them extra special!
One of the couples included Doc and Patty. I have known them for about 23 years. Doc is now 87 years old and was the former head of the College of Zoology at OSU. Patty is only 46. They have been together since about 1983. What a neat couple. He has published many well-known herpetology books, mostly focusing on amphibians and reptiles of the Northwest.
Enjoy the view!