Tag: nature photography

My Feathered Friends – It started with the Chickadees!

I’ve been a backyard birder for as long as I can remember, and it was the chickadees that first attracted me. I saw them flitting about in the trees and heard them calling their friendly greetings to one another and to me too, it… Continue Reading “My Feathered Friends – It started with the Chickadees!”

Fragrance in Today’s Garden

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Pacific Northwest, but herbs and flowers are blooming in spite of it. I told you recently that my lilac bush – a gift from my mother-in-law – is blooming for the first time after many… Continue Reading “Fragrance in Today’s Garden”

Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds

Another cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest and the blue skies and sunshine from Southern California are only a memory. Still memories are meant to be enjoyed, are they not? I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite memories from our recent… Continue Reading “Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds”

A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming

Despite the rocky start to spring – we had snow yesterday, and wind, rain and hail last week – the salmonberries are blooming! I found these on the trail recently, on the hottest day of the year when the sun was actually shining, and… Continue Reading “A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming”

Summoned by the Hummingbirds

It’s been a cold and rainy spring, so I haven’t been out in the garden much, nor paying enough attention to the hummingbirds. They let me know it. I was recently summoned from my office on the third floor of our house. I’d let… Continue Reading “Summoned by the Hummingbirds”

Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues

Chickadees continue to move into cavities in the snag and I welcome them. In the meantime, excavation continues thanks to the Northern Flicker. Click on pictures in the gallery below to enlarge them. The rapid rat-a-tat-tat of the pecking resounds throughout the neighborhood, while… Continue Reading “Bird Condos for Rent – Excavation Continues”

Happy Home in the Snag!

I was SO thrilled to see a chestnut-backed chickadee building a nest in the snag we left standing for this very purpose! The cavity is under the highest bare branch near the top of the tree. This mama was singing while busily preparing the… Continue Reading “Happy Home in the Snag!”

A Visit to Carkeek Park

Yesterday we visited Carkeek Park. I don’t know how many years it’s been as we don’t get to Seattle much since we moved to Renton. I’d forgotten how you can almost reach out and touch the Olympics further north. It was clear, cold and… Continue Reading “A Visit to Carkeek Park”

Fresh as a Bird on the First Day of Spring!

After Monday’s deluge by an atmospheric river, Tuesday came along warm and clear, a foretaste of spring. The juncos dropped by for the fresh green grass. and the finches came to say hello. We were all happy. Sharing with Sunday Stills, Fresh. ~ Susanne

Surprised by Snow

I’ve wanted to drop by the SquareOdds challenge before it’s over but I’ve been hard pressed to find anything odd! But after our mostly balmy weather the last few weeks during which time I accomplished a bit of spring gardening, it seemed odd to… Continue Reading “Surprised by Snow”

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