Category: Nature

Water, Fire and Ice!

In celebration of Earth Day this week, I thought I’d give you a tour of water, fire and ice from my place in the world. The first picture is not my own as I have not yet scaled these heights.  Still, can you see…

Forest Flowers

Sometimes the loveliest flowers thrive in the unlikeliest places.  They don’t want our care – they prefer to live wild where rivers and forests remain intact. Yesterday I showed you a Trillium but here is another.   See how easily it grows from the messy…

A Walk through Federation Forest fueled by the Black Diamond Bakery

Talk about social distancing! Yesterday Bob and I had the trails to ourselves at Federation Forest as we walked under the canopy of old growth evergreens with the sound of the White River flowing nearby. To get there we headed south on the Maple…

Lifted Spirits in the Garden

During this time of ‘staying at home’ I’m thankful I can retreat to my backyard and enjoy the beauty of nature. And I’m not alone. I caught this little hummer perched high above in the fir tree, looking fresh and fluffy. And I found…

Embracing the Moon

It was a warm and pleasant evening, quiet but for the chirping of the frogs. I watched as the moon rose full in the sky, embraced by the trees, and was blessed. ~ Susanne

Venus and the Pleiades

This week Venus is putting on quite a show so I set up my tripod and got this photo from the front yard.   Honestly I didn’t see the star cluster Pleiades with my naked eye but my camera did. During these trying times it’s…

Ohi’a Lehua Hawaiian Flower

On our recent trip to Oahu I kept seeing this beautiful flower – endemic to Hawaii – and recognized as the Big Island’s official island flower. Even the name is lovely – Ohi’a Lehua – for Cee’s Flower of the Day. ~ Susanne

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