Category: Nature

Under a Weeping Willow

I rested under a weeping willow. Its trunk was thick and twisted its leaves swayed in the breeze on supple branches upheld by stronger limbs above twisted too and content to be hidden. For A Photo a Week Challenge – Twisted. ~ Susanne

Backyard Birds

I never get tired of watching the birds in my backyard – especially the chickadees and the nuthatches – as they flitter about the trees and drop by for a drink and a bath. The chickadees are friendly and unafraid.  I love to hear…

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest

We passed by this beautiful spot many times on our way to somewhere else but finally made Federation Forest our destination. According to the brochure, “the park is home to stands of majestic, old-growth evergreen trees – some more than 1,000 years old. Visitors…

My Little Backyard Chickadees

In the heat of the day I turned on the stream and sat under the shade of the Douglas Firs. It wasn’t long before I heard the chickadees calling to one another, flying overhead, finally daring to stop by the precious flowing water. We…

A Northwest Hike to Franklin Falls

We don’t usually take the most popular hikes on a weekend when everyone else does – we’re lucky we don’t have to. But we took a chance today and headed to Denny Creek and Franklin Falls, an hour east of Seattle. We’re so glad…

Busy as a Bee

I walked in my garden today and stopped to watch the bees. Bees on a mission working together and apart, Taking no thought of the other. Bees on the lavender and bees on the chives, Buzzing from blossom to blossom there was room for…

Unexpected Beauty: The Song of the House Finch

While walking in the garden one morning this week,  I heard the lovely song of the house finch in the trees above.       A common bird in the Pacific Northwest, its real beauty is in its song! Sharing for the Weekly Photo…

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