Category: Nature

Hood Canal, Dosewallips, and Eagles!

A few days away does wonders for the soul and so it was we found ourselves on Hood Canal last week. We stopped at Dosewallips State Park in Brinnon, next door to where my mom lived for many years. Indeed, all of this scenery… Continue Reading “Hood Canal, Dosewallips, and Eagles!”

Silence – On Hood Canal

When life is hectic and I’m looking for quiet I remember Hood Canal. Where clouds like memories rest low on the mountains and mingle with smoke from wood stoves. Where forests are fresh and damp, and oysters cover the beaches. I close my eyes… Continue Reading “Silence – On Hood Canal”

Favorite Nature Shots from My Own Backyard – 2022

It’s awfully hard to pick “favorites” since I love to take pictures of the birds and the bees and there are literally hundreds (dare I say thousands?) to choose from! That said, I’ll start with a Northern Flicker drilling a hole in the snag… Continue Reading “Favorite Nature Shots from My Own Backyard – 2022”

Berries in Ice and Season’s Greetings!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’re encased in ice! Very pretty, but dangerous. I took these photos from my front porch this morning, and other than tending to the hummingbirds, I’m staying inside till it’s safe to go out. And with that I’m signing… Continue Reading “Berries in Ice and Season’s Greetings!”

Hummingbirds in the Snow

We had snow yesterday – enough to stick and be beautiful – and the temperatures continue to plummet. I love snow but worry about the hummingbirds. So last night I brought the feeders in and returned them this morning; by midday they were frozen… Continue Reading “Hummingbirds in the Snow”

Surprise Visitors at Coulon Park – Snowbirds!

This week at Coulon Park I found two visitors among the Canada Geese. I believe they’re Snow Geese, perhaps blown off course while heading south for the winter. Or maybe they decided to relocate to Renton where temperatures are (relatively) mild year-round. I’d never… Continue Reading “Surprise Visitors at Coulon Park – Snowbirds!”

Looking for Cobalt and Finding it in Puget Sound

Who doesn’t love cobalt blue? So I went looking for some in my archives for the last color challenge of the year at Sunday Stills. That should be easy, right? The best skies are cobalt blue, and the sky is everywhere, after all! Ah,… Continue Reading “Looking for Cobalt and Finding it in Puget Sound”

Welcomed Home by Snow!

Yesterday we woke up in the Other Washington. Today we woke up at home to snow! What a difference a day makes! We had a wonderful time in Washington DC last week under mostly blue skies and sunshine and I can’t wait to share… Continue Reading “Welcomed Home by Snow!”

The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail

I went for a walk on the Cedar River Trail to see the Golden Gingko in glory. I gawked – like I did when I saw it the first time, years ago. I stopped to bask in its color and admire it from this… Continue Reading “The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail”

A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser

Sorry but you’ll be hard pressed to find a flaming geyser – its methane source petered out years ago, though tossing a match into the well, may get you a reaction (we didn’t have any.) But who cares with so much beauty surrounding you… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser”

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