Category: Nature

A Fall Hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park, Complete with Wildlife

Last week we took our first fall hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park on a gloriously sunny day. We walked through the woods, and down to the beach on Puget Sound. We saw crows squirrels harbor seals caterpillars spider webs and the spiders who inhabit… Continue Reading “A Fall Hike at Seattle’s Lincoln Park, Complete with Wildlife”

Garden Flowers Up Close and Personal with the Bees

As summer wanes the flowers in my garden are looking rather spent. Still, they are full of color and attracting bees. I sat and watched them recently as they diligently worked the remaining blossoms Sharing with Sunday Stills, Macro. ~ Susanne

A Background in Apricot

I love all shades of yellow and orange but trying to find the color apricot for this week’s Sunday Stills has been daunting. “Warm yellowish-orangish hue.” Well, I guess that nails it down! 😉 Here’s Benji willing the closet door to open so he… Continue Reading “A Background in Apricot”

Living it Up with the Birds!

When you share about the birds in your garden as often as I do, you become hard-pressed to find new titles for your post, hence the name above! Still, it’s not far from the truth. The birds do indeed seem to live it up… Continue Reading “Living it Up with the Birds!”

Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden

It had been a while, so when I was finally feeling better this week, I celebrated with a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden. It’s one of my favorite local gardens, just a short drive down the road in Auburn. One of my goals… Continue Reading “Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden”

Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!

I got the new test kits in the mail and tested negative last night and today. So, after 12 days I’m officially out of covid jail. I thought I’d celebrate with these charming sea otters from Morro Bay. (I’ll take any excuse to share… Continue Reading “Out of Covid Jail – Hooray!”

A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers

Okay, I didn’t mention that I’ve had Covid the last 10 days. It came as quite a surprise. I woke up with a sore throat, felt lousy that first night, and the rapid test confirmed it the next day. Felt like a combined flu… Continue Reading “A Covid Tale and a few more Skippers”

Moth or Butterfly?

I wondered as I watched them flit from flower to flower in my herb garden. I’d assumed they were moths, and I was wrong. “Butterfly or moth? There are ways to tell them apart. Butterflies generally have long, smooth antennae that are rounded on the… Continue Reading “Moth or Butterfly?”

Busy Bees and Elusive Butterflies

We finally got the heat wave the rest of the country has been experiencing. Yesterday it was a blazing hot 97 degrees and we’re still expecting temperatures in the mid-nineties the rest of the week. It’s been too hot in my office to blog.… Continue Reading “Busy Bees and Elusive Butterflies”

Scenes from Hood Canal – Dosewallips, Bald Eagles, and Camp Parsons

Hood Canal is one of my favorite places in Washington, wild and beautiful and chocked full of memories. But Hood Canal is not a canal at all but a fjord, a long and narrow inlet of Puget Sound. Originally called Hood’s Channel by Royal… Continue Reading “Scenes from Hood Canal – Dosewallips, Bald Eagles, and Camp Parsons”

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