Category: Nature

A Tangle of Life at Nolte

“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.” “Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.” Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow. When it did we…

Another One of my Favorite Trees: the Madrona

I recently shared a few of my favorite trees (here if you missed it) but didn’t have room to include them all.  So this post is dedicated to another beauty – the Pacific Madrona – or Madrone if you prefer. A native of the…

Raindrop Jewels

We’re cold and rainy for a few days here in the Pacific Northwest so I curbed my plans for today’s outdoor activities.  Even so, I found the raindrops on our maple tree to be exquisite and wanted to share them with you. ~ Susanne

Crows in Flight

For as long as I can remember I have been intrigued by crows. On a recent walk before sunset I saw hundreds of them perched in treetops noisily chattering away until they all took flight to the next tree and then the next as…

These are a Few of My Favorite Trees

I love trees – all kinds of trees – so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you.   I’ll start with one closest to home – in the park at the end of my street.  I don’t know what kind…

Hummingbirds in the Snow

Yesterday I went looking for ‘Red” for a photo challenge – I guess I could have waited and included these pictures from this morning too. As you probably know by now we are in the midst of Snowmageddon here in the Pacific Northwest with…

Hummingbirds in the Garden

After weeks of rain we finally woke to clear skies and sunshine and I headed out back to catch the sunrise in the garden. While thus loitering in my bathrobe a male Anna’s Hummingbird showed up ready for breakfast quite unafraid. Excited, I snapped…

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