Category: Nature

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

Cheered by Vibrant Colors

I’m looking outside my window this morning.  The sky is milky and somber and there’s rain in the forecast. Maybe till next April. So for Cees’ Fun Foto Challenge, I went through my archives looking for color.  And found sunshine.  In a sunflower standing…

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The day after Thanksgiving we went for a drive to Federation Forest and found the evergreens dusted with snow. It was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. It was also a surprise to find the gate to the park locked. But no matter; we left…

The White Stuff

None currently in the Great Northwest.  No snow that is.  So for Cees’ Fun Foto Challenge I had to look elsewhere for white and found it to be in short supply. But then I remembered the picture I took in Carmel last month of…

Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun

~ Susanne

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