Category: Nature

Snowy Days

WordPress tells me I’m on a roll – posting three days in a row – why not go for four? 🙂 We had the promised snow this week though not much accumulation at our place – the tiny beads of powder didn’t rise above…

Fern Fronds Unfurling

Is there anything that heralds spring in the Pacific Northwest more than fern fronds unfurling? After a week of cold and snowy weather I’m ready. Halfway there! 🙂 For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Spring Scenes. ~ Susanne

The Changing Color of the Anna’s Hummingbird

I replenished the feeders yesterday so the nectar was fresh and plentiful during this week of snowy weather. I watched the first hummingbird hover nearby – apparently for a good look at me –  before swooping in dressed in camouflage of green and black. …

The Unexpected Joy of Getting Outside

It’s true isn’t?  There’s nothing like getting outside to give you a fresh perspective and yes, even fill you with joy!  We chose to do just that before the next snow was expected to arrive, walking the lakeshore trail at Coulon Park, where there…

Winter Scenes in the Pacific Northwest

Just last week I was walking along the Cedar River Trail, enjoying temperatures close to 60 degrees. Today we have our first snow of the year.  I like both. Wet, sloppy snowflakes have already stopped falling and the thin layer that covered the ground…

The Snag and the Owl

Among the evergreen trees surrounding our home is a Western Hemlock that appeared to be dying.  We asked an arborist to come and remove it and he was willing to take it down, but encouraged us to leave a ‘snag’ for wildlife. If we…

Today’s Visitation – An Anna’s Hummingbird Stops by for a Drink

Yesterday I replenished the feeders and this morning watched as an Anna’s Hummingbird came by for a drink. It was a wonderful way to start the day. For both of us. ~ Susanne

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