Tag: Nature

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

A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

After a record dry November the rain has finally returned to the Pacific Northwest but mainly as drizzle and not enough to keep us housebound. And so with umbrellas in hand we headed for a walk at Seward Park, a jewel in the crown…

Life and Maintenance in the December Garden

While the rest of the country has been hammered by winter, here in the Great Northwest I’m still working in the fall garden.  Nothing major of course,  just the ordinary maintenance that life requires. Our home is surrounded by evergreen trees – mostly Douglas-Firs…

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…

Close up on Hydrangeas

Even as we count down to winter there is still much color to be found in the fall garden; look no further than the hydrangeas. ~ Susanne

Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun

~ Susanne

Fall’s Early Twilight

I went outside after sunset last night and saw the moon surrounded by lavender and violet.  It was only 5:00 p.m. By 5:15 the colors moved west settling behind nearby trees, before disappearing from view. I love early fall sunsets but not the early…

Windshield Art and Shaved Ice

As I pulled out of my driveway I noticed the leaves on my windshield. Windshield art I thought. I stopped by the park at the end of my street where one of the tree tops was a symphony of color. Hawaiian shaved ice I…

Stalking the Hummingbirds

They don’t seem to mind. I hide behind a nearby tree and wait for them to appear. Sometimes I wait in vain and when I return to the house they come and feed.  So who’s watching who? Occasionally they indulge my passion – as…

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