Tag: Nature

Venus and the Pleiades

This week Venus is putting on quite a show so I set up my tripod and got this photo from the front yard.   Honestly I didn’t see the star cluster Pleiades with my naked eye but my camera did. During these trying times it’s…

Social Distancing on the Green River

During these times of social distancing I’m thankful to have access to so many beautiful places nearby; and as long as we are allowed to visit our state and national parks we will continue to do so. So yesterday we drove south to Kanaskat…

Welcome to my Garden!

Good morning!  And to all of you who are housebound, welcome to my garden! That includes you hummingbirds – you are welcome to stop by for a bath anytime! 🙂   ~ Susanne

Pull Up a Seat

There’s nothing better than a couple of Adirondack chairs next to a field of lavender, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the dock at Lake Washington, or in your own back yard. For Pull Up a Seat, photo challenge. ~ Susanne  

Rainbow Cheer

Rain, rain, rain all week long but today I caught a little sunbreak and saw the hint of a rainbow over Lake Washington. I managed a short walk at Coulon Park while the rainbow played hide and seek with the clouds and sunshine until…

Winter Clouds and Fragrant Blooms

I was working on another post when I looked out my office window and saw clouds exploding against the blue sky. There were birds singing and a sweetness in the air as I walked to the end of the street to enjoy the show….

Fern Fronds Unfurling

Is there anything that heralds spring in the Pacific Northwest more than fern fronds unfurling? After a week of cold and snowy weather I’m ready. Halfway there! 🙂 For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Spring Scenes. ~ Susanne

The Changing Color of the Anna’s Hummingbird

I replenished the feeders yesterday so the nectar was fresh and plentiful during this week of snowy weather. I watched the first hummingbird hover nearby – apparently for a good look at me –  before swooping in dressed in camouflage of green and black. …

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…

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