Crows, Seagulls and Eagles

Aerial shot of Willamette Falls with two bald eagles

Willamette Falls, Oregon City, Oregon

I was remote flying my quadcopter (drone) the other morning working on a personal project at Willamette Falls. It was a beautiful peaceful morning shortly after sunrise. The air was cool but not cold.  This spot of the Willamette River often has quite a lot of bird activity, I’ve become accustom to seeing crows, seagulls, ducks, geese, lots of little birds and the occasional hawk. This was my first time seeing an eagle there, let alone two!

I had done a few passes towards Mt Hood and was making another south back towards the falls when a couple of bald eagles buzzed my drone. They swiftly came out of seemingly nowhere and disappeared almost as fast. I managed to capture a picture of them before they were too far off in the distance. Enlarge the picture and you’ll see the pair in the center rapidly flapping their wings making distance fast.

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Sample #14 -7768- Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 7768

Sample #7768 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 4
  • Taste: 5
  • Effect: 9

Notes: 1.5 gram sample – 9:01AM: Gorgeous nugs, great trim and shape with lots of orange hairs with mid and light toned greens.  Smells like cannabis + a sweet floral scent almost like rose?  Once the nug was cracked it had strong fuel/diesel/gas smells but with some bright notes.  The vapor tastes earthy, a little fuel-ish, maybe some citrus.  There is lots of layers and complexity to the flavor. 9:26AM Feeling good upbeat, motivated.  10:06am Bong- Expansive smoke in my lungs… Big head rush.  10:36 loosing track of time, a little off-task, my neck/back aches are almost all gone.

7768High Noon CultivationVeganic White RussianTHC OUTDOOR

Sample #13 -2180- Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 2180

Sample #2180 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 4
  • Taste: 5
  • Effect: 10

Notes: 1.2gram Sample: 8:31AM – Real chunky bud structure, with plump calyxes.  Smells like diesel, and lemon.  Nice trim job. Frosty, cracked open a nug it smells really gassy/fuel/dank.  After the grind it smells nothing like lemon or skunk.  Has that hash, earthy gas smell.  Vape tastes like that dank chronic fuel, with some lemon or citrus notes.  Almost like lemon pith, bitter notes mixing with that gas flavor.  Another nostalgic flavor mix that brings me back to amazing summers. 8:37AM starting to feel great mentally & physically.  This is absolutely working on my aches & blues.  9:54AM: Bong- Awesome heavy hitter.  10:20AM Feeling great but off-task.  11:01 still feeling good!

2180CannassentialsSour KushTHC INDOOR

Sample #12 -1000- Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 1000

Sample #1000 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 5
  • Taste: 4
  • Effect: 9

Notes: 1.1grams 9:54AM Smells like sweet skunk cannabis with limonene terps… Almost a little closer to Sweet Island Skunk than Lemon Skunk? Nice tight trim with light greens and orange hairs.  Found a tiny bug (fungus gnat?), yep organic pesticide free, lol no big deal… The taste isn’t quite there… Has nice lemon and skunk flavors, but also some grassy notes… Not sure if this is just outdoor/nature or perhaps the dry/cure was a little short.  10:33AM Feeling good, motivated, positive attitude.  10:57AM Bong – smoke tastes exactly like bubblegum…VERY surprised by that!

1000Newcleous NurseriesGranny SmithTHC INDOOR

Sample #11 -8840 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 8840

Sample #8840 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 3
  • Taste: 4
  • Effect: 10

Notes: 1.2 gram sample: 9:17AM – Has a sweet berry smell…Strawberry? Blueberry?? With some fuel notes.  Flavor out of the PAX has an almost eucalyptus cooling sensation.  Solid traditional dank cannabis flavor.  9:41AM Feeling good, energetic, positive. 10:23AM Feeling great, productive, focused.  11:55AM Bong =)

8840Applegate Valley OrganicsBurmese KushTHC OUTDOOR

Sample #10 -6535 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 6535

Sample #6535 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 5
  • Taste: 5
  • Effect: 10

Notes: 1.1grams 8:7AM – Initial smells are skunk and citrus (lemon?) reminds me of lemon skunk.  Tight trim job, looks like a sativa. Swollen calyxes – looks great! Super fruity has a sweet candy smell LOVE the scent.  Tastes just like it smells, has lots of limonene flavor as well as a great skunky cannabis.  8:52AM Uplifting, energetic, focused. 9:21AM- Still feeling good, calm, energetic and focused.  9:49AM Bong – lemon flavored smoke, strong.  10:09AM Really enjoying this strain for the creative work I do.  11:26AM  Still feeling good!

6535Essential AgronomyThe Golden TicketTHC GREENHOUSE

Sample #9 -4753 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 4753

Sample #4753 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 5
  • Taste: 4
  • Effect: 8

Notes: 1.1 gram sample: 10:02AM First smells out of the jar are like orange peel, with almost no scent of cannabis! Nice dense bud, great trim job and shape. Looks like outdoor possibly.  Darker greens & brown hairs. Once the nug was cracked sweet smells came through, also a little earthy and notes of cannabis.  A nice calm balanced effect.  10:22AM- Feeling good cerebrally, as well as the body…  10:40AM Great smoke flavor out of the bong, sweeter to smoke.  11:54AM feel like the effects where very nice, the duration could have been a little longer for me ideally.

4753Applegate Valley OrganicsTangielandTHC OUTDOOR

Sample #8 -4338 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 4338

Sample #4338 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 5
  • Taste: 5
  • Effects: 10

Notes: 1.4gram sample: 8:08AM – Smells earthy, hashy, slight pine & skunk. Pinene, caryophyllene, nerolidol (?) terps I’d guess. Nice dense bud formation with purples, greens and orange hairs. Once I broke open the bud I can smell a gassy or diesel smell.  Strong indica smell.  Great skunk, pine, fresh mountains, flowers smell / taste…. Calming but also gets me energized or ‘awakened’.  Really enjoying this strain; looks, nose, taste and effect are all on point.  Early AM, and I’m feeling more alert.  Lasting a long time vaping in the Pax. 8:20AM starting to feel relaxed, calm and focused… 8:52AM bong – Very smooth, good taste…  9:18 Feeling great.

43387 Points OregonCherry PieTHC INDOOR

Sample #7 -5673- Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 5673

Sample #5673 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 5
  • Taste: 5
  • Effect: 7

Notes: 1.9gram sample: 9:06AM – Smells like skunk with tangerine or orange. Frosty throughout with nice plump calyxes. 9:32 bong – Strong nice tropical taste to the smoke on the exhale.  9:56 AM Physically feeling good, big head high, staying somewhat focused, starting to get hungry…. 10:09AM having a great time but off-task.

56737 Points OregonAlbert WalkerTHC INDOOR

Sample #6 -4607 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 4607

Sample #4607 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 2
  • Taste: 2
  • Effect: 6

Notes: 1.1gram sample: 9:20AM – Initial nose smells like cucumbers and peppers, or almost a fresh cut grass with some peppery smells.  The trim job looks nice and tight, it tastes like a green juice, kale or alfalfa. It might be the strain or it might have been dried too fast and still too much chlorophyl taste, not sure. Interesting foxtailing to the bud structure.  Soothing sedating effect, tongue numbing.  9:44 Slightly off-task

4607Field of Vision, LLCCherry PieTHC OUTDOOR

Sample #5 -6737 – Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 6737

Sample #6737 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 4
  • Taste: 4
  • Effect: 8

Notes: .9 gram sample- 11:14AM – A sweet rich cake or cookie smell at first. Once ground it had a hashy, kush/OG smell to it almost gassy… Taste of kush, fuel and earth goodness with some richness to it. This reminds me of outdoor music festivals and great times. Really heightened my interest in music.

6737Applegate Valley OrganicsK-91THC OUTDOOR

Sample #4 -2547- Cultivation Classic Judging

Sample: # 2547

Sample #2547 from Cultivation Classic 2016 Judging

  • Nose: 3
  • Taste: 2
  • Effect: 8

Notes: 1.2gram Sample – 8:32AM Loose trim job, removal of fan leaves would have helped with nose & flavor. Perhaps could have gone longer, as the buds could be denser. The nose was a 2 whole bud, and a 4 when ground (those fan leaves are the issue). After the grind it smells more of citrus. I tasted grassy notes as well as a eucalyptus , coriander, or honey & mint…. Overall a nice sense of wellbeing, calm relaxed but not feeling impaired or sacrificing energy levels. 8:52AM loading a bong hit now. Cool sensation on bong smoke almost like menthol. 9:08AM feeling real good euphoric, productive.  Feels more like a sativa high but no run-away thoughts. I’m focused.  Perhaps timing was an issue for the contest, I think with more attention to the trim and dry /cure this strain has a lot of potential!

2547wolfe mountain enterprisesWhite WidowTHC OUTDOOR