Category: Nature

What do you see in the Woods?

I see trees that block the sun and swallow men. That lean and bend before they fall and are buried. I see trails guarded by monsters and camels, ready to give the weary hiker a lift. What do you see in the woods? ~… Continue Reading “What do you see in the Woods?”

A Visitation of Goldfinches! Updated!

Sorry to do another bird post so soon – it was only yesterday I shared with you the nesting house finches in my garden – but I couldn’t wait. Because even though the Goldfinch is the Washington State Bird, I rarely see them, especially… Continue Reading “A Visitation of Goldfinches! Updated!”

Nesting Finches in the Garden

I saw this couple of house finches nesting in the garden yesterday. I look for them each year as the clematis grows high, knowing that’s where I’ll find them in the shrubs and surrounding trees. The male looks dapper in his rust-colored tux, the… Continue Reading “Nesting Finches in the Garden”

I went Looking for Ducklings at Coulon Park …

I walked as far north as the trail allowed – some parts are under construction. The Olympic Mountains were out, and so was the Seattle skyline. I saw moms walking Coulon style, turtles basking, fishes jumping, but no ducklings. Until I passed by the… Continue Reading “I went Looking for Ducklings at Coulon Park …”

Abstracts in Nature

I don’t normally appreciate abstracts in modern art as I tend to prefer ‘reality.’ But nature is both real AND abstract when seen up close, as with this raspberry. I was chasing a butterfly in the picture below – I mean with my zoom… Continue Reading “Abstracts in Nature”

Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway – Cliffs, Overlooks, and Waterfalls From the Road

As much as I love visiting Washington’s waterfalls (the most of any state in the U.S.) there’s nothing like the string of waterfalls in Oregon, on this historic stretch of highway on the Columbia Gorge.¬†Add to that the rugged cliffs, overlooks and views of… Continue Reading “Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway – Cliffs, Overlooks, and Waterfalls From the Road”

Walking in a Riverbed at Mt. Rainier – Following the Nisqually River

The promised sun and highest temperatures of the year finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest after an interminably cold and rainy spring. You may ask why we’d wish to go to a snow-covered Mt. Rainier on such a warm and lovely day to which… Continue Reading “Walking in a Riverbed at Mt. Rainier – Following the Nisqually River”

Our Beautiful Corner of the #Earth – in Washington State

Earth Day was April 22nd, and though I’m a bit late, let’s just call it Earth Week, how about? When I think of our beautiful planet, the stage on which we live our lives, I think of all the natural beauty surrounding me in… Continue Reading “Our Beautiful Corner of the #Earth – in Washington State”

Hanging with the Jellies

We had a reprieve from the rain yesterday so we went south to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. The Jellies were my favorites. Especially the Sea Nettles. Mesmerizing, don’t you think? I could watch them all day. ~ Susanne

Red Berries on a Rainy Day

Rain, rain, and more rain in the Pacific Northwest. Dismal. Dreary. Dampening. Disappointing. Even so, the berries offer the occasional bright spot, lighting up the yard. I shouldn’t complain. We’ve fared much better than the rest of the country, which has been hard hit… Continue Reading “Red Berries on a Rainy Day”

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