Category: Nature

The Ducklings of Clark Lake

Last week we thought we’d walk someplace new and discovered Clark Lake Park a short drive from our house.  Though it’s a small park, what it lacks in size and services it makes up for in tranquility and diversity, with 126 acres of meadows,…

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…

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